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Mr. McGill has extensive litigation and transaction experience in commercial law, business and estate planning, and complex corporate, probate and real estate matters. He is national trial counsel for product liability defense clients in the gas fired heating industry. He advises clients for compliance with regulatory and procedural requirements in multiple areas.

Mr. McGill's practice includes complex litigated matters such as business torts, construction litigation, product liability defense, executive employee benefits, real property disputes, tax appeals and business to business disputes. His environmental experience includes defense of mold related injury claims, lead contamination litigation and municipal sewage defect claims. His product liability experience includes defense of carbon monoxide and other injury claims.

Mr. McGill is licensed in the states of Michigan and Ohio. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, United States 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Court of Veterans Appeals, United States Tax Court and several US District Courts. He has completed advanced training through the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan. He serves as Emeritus Director and past President of the Catholic Lawyers Society of Detroit, President of the Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers and Treasurer of the Michigan Irish American Chamber of Commerce. He is a 2009 Michigan Super Lawyer.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 20%
    17 years
  2. Business: 20%
    25 years
  3. Litigation: 20%
    25 years
  4. Probate: 20%
    17 years
  5. Real Estate: 20%
    25 years



Hourly ($240-320/hour), contingent (33-50%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Foley Baron Metzger & Juip PLLC

38777 6 Mile Rd Ste 300
Livonia, MI, 48152-2660


MIActive And In Good Standing199005/14/2016
INAdministrative - Not authorized to practice200307/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Bar Leadership Forum ScholarshipState Bar of Michigan2014
Business Law AwardMichigan Irish American Chamber of Commerce2013
President's CabinetMadonna University2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
President's Achievement AwardCatholic Lawyers Society of Detroit2010
Michigan Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalFoley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC2003 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Michigan Irish American Chamber of CommerceTreasurer2012 - Present
Bishop Gallagher SocietyBoard Member2010 - Present
Catholic Lawyers SocietyPast President2006 - Present
Incorporated Society of Irish-American LawyersVice President1990 - Present
Madonna University Foundation BoardChairman2013 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Navigato v. Raheel Foods, Inc1.2 Million Dollar Judgement
Awada v. City of MelvindaleDismissal, affirmed by Michigan Supreme Court
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Publication nameTitleDate
Michigan Business Law JournalThe Overhaul of MCL 440.95032013
e JournalState Bar of Michigan2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2001
Wayne State University Law SchoolCorporate and Finance LawLL.M - Master of Laws1994
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawBusiness LawJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA1990
Michigan State UniversityFinanceBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Oakland Community CollegeGeneral EducationAB1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Madonna University Foundation Board Spring MeetingCharitable Giving2014
Madonna University Foundation Board Spring MeetingCharitable Giving2013
Madonna University Foundation Board Fall MeetingCharitable Giving2013