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H. Joel Newman has a  long record of exceptional results, driven by a passion to win for our clients. He was an original shareholder in Hyman Lippitt, where he practiced for 21 years before forming the present firm.  Joel has represented everyone from individual plaintiffs to multi-national corporations. Every client is our most important client and every case is a must win. We handle complex litigation, including shareholder lawsuits, business litigation, attorney malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty lawsuits, freeze-out litigation, breach of contract, accountant malpractice, and more.


Joel lives in Oakland County with his wife Viola and their children.


Please see the Firm Website for Joel's case histories, example clients and for more detail about the practice.




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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 80%
    30 years
  2. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 5%
    30 years
  3. Limited Liability Company (LLC): 5%
  4. Commercial: 5%
    30 years
  5. Business: 5%
    30 years



Hourly ($350/hour), contingent (25-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Lise M. Spresser

    Joel is a well respected attorney in his area of practice. He zealously advocates on behalf of his clients, achieving excellent results.


    Lise Spresser Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David Sabah Senawi

    I endorse this lawyer. I worked under Joel for 4-years and have witnessed his great advocacy skills first hand. He is your go-to lawyer for all shareholder and/or other business disputes!


    David Senawi Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

H Joel Newman, PLLC

370 East Maple
3rd Floor
Birmingham, MI, 48009


MIActive And In Good Standing198511/03/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Business LawyerDBusiness2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
High DistinctionWayne State University1981
Elected to Phi Beta KappaPhi Beta Kappa1981
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Business Litigation AttorneyH Joel Newman, PLLC2011 - Present
Founding shareholder/Business Litigation AttorneyHyman Lippitt PC1991 - 2011
Business Litigation AttorneyCarson Fischer Potts and Hyman1985 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oakland County Bar FoundationLife Charter Fellow2012 - Present
American Constitution Society for Law and PolicyN/A2008 - Present
State Bar of MichiganN/A1985 - Present
Oakland County Bar AssociationN/A1985 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Business Litigation Results.Favorable verdicts and settlements
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1985
Wayne State UniversityLabor StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pactical LawBusiness Litigation2014