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H. Joel Newman

Litigation Attorney at Birmingham, MI

5.0   2 reviews
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  • Licensed for 38 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1985
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    We have obtained countless multi million dollar verdicts and settlements for Plaintiffs and numerous dismissals for Defendants in complex litigation, business breakups, shareholder oppression, llc and partnership disputes, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, llc disputes, business torts, constitutional issues.

    38 years

  2. Business
    Countless multi million dollar verdicts/settlements for Plaintiffs and numerous dismissals for Defendants in complex litigation, business breakups, shareholder oppression, llc disputes, , breach of fiduciary duties, llc disputes, non-competes.

    38 years

  3. Arbitration
    We arbitrate substantial business disputes.

  4. Limited liability company (LLC)
    We litigate disputes between LLC owners, managers and members. We also litigate non-competes.

  5. Partnership
    We litigate disputes between business partners and owners,

  6. Mediation
    We mediate almost all of our matters. We have resolved matters involving millions of dollars in early mediation.


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, non-compete litigation, 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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Attorney H. Joel Newman discusses focus of his business law firm, Shareholder Oppression, business litigation.
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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2012
Quick resolution with highest integrity
Joel has represented our corporate interests at both medium and large corporations. Joel expertly handled our case and it resolved things in the most expeditious way. I would never hesitate to recommend Joel to any corporation or for any personal legal needs.
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2012
Joel is extremely responsive and knowledgeable. He always kept me informed and included me in making strategic decisions. I have learned that litigation is very much like a game of chess, and Joel thinks at least four moves ahead!


  • Hourly Rates $ 425-425 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Business Litigation Attorney
  • H Joel Newman, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Founding shareholder/Business Litigation Attorney
  • Hyman Lippitt PC
  • 1991 - 2011
  • Business Litigation Attorney
  • Carson Fischer Potts and Hyman
  • 1985 - 1990


  • University of Michigan Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Wayne State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • A History of Results.
  • Business Litigation Results.
  • Favorable verdicts and settlements


  • Oakland County Bar Foundation
  • Life Charter Fellow
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • 1985 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • 1985 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Business Lawyer
  • DBusiness
  • 2014
  • High Distinction
  • Wayne State University
  • 1981
  • Elected to Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1981
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Pactical Law
  • Business Litigation
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (21)
Endorse H.
Unknown Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joel is a well respected attorney in his area of practice. He zealously advocates on behalf of his clients, achieving excellent results."
Business Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"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!"
Litigation Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joel and I have worked together on several matters and I can attest to his excellent litigation skills. He has won all his recent jury trials. Although a tough advocate, he is very personable. I consider him a fine lawyer and a good friend. Kim Stout"
Litigation Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Joel several years ago on a complex corporate matter against very able opposition. Joel was creative, knowledgeable and highly productive with tremendous work ethic and client handling skills. I recommend him for any business litigation matter."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Joel was a senior partner in the litigation department at Hyman Lippitt. I had the privilege to work directly with Joel on several cases. Joel has an extraordinary ability to digest complex legal and factual scenerios in devising novel theories and stratgeies to best represent his clients. He is a true tactition and legal theorist. I recommend Joel without hesitation."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joel had been my partner for over 20 years. While we operate in different firms today, Joel and I still work together on complex litigation matters. Joel's painstaking attention to detail and his brilliant legal strategy have led to many courtroom victories. I highly endorse Joel; he's one of the best."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for all kinds of business and commercial litigation, including shareholder and business entity disputes."
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