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Brian A. McKenna joined Sachs Waldman in 1993 and became a shareholder in 2000.

Mr. McKenna's practice is devoted to representing injury victims, and claimants who are being denied insurance benefits to which they are entitled.

Mr. McKenna has been a member of the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association since 1992, and since 1997, has served on its Executive Board. He has been a member of the Michigan State Bar Negligence Law Section since 1993, and is currently serving as one of its Council Members. He has also been a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America since 1992.

Mr. McKenna is a graduate of Ferris State University (BS, 1989, High Distinction) and the Wayne State University Law School (J.D. 1993). Mr. McKenna is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and Illinois and is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan.


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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 50%
    23 years
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    23 years
  3. Motorcycle Accident: 10%
    23 years
  4. Trucking Accident: 10%
    23 years
  5. Other: 10%
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Contact info


2211 East Jefferson
Detroit, MI, 48207

1000 Farmer
Detroit, MI, 48226-2834



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199405/11/2016
MIActive And In Good Standing199305/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Michigan Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Michigan Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Michigan Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Michigan Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Super LawyersMichigan Super Lawyer2010
Michigan Super Lawyer 2009Super Lawyers2009
Michigan Super Lawyers 2008Super Lawyers2008
Negligence Section CouncilMichigan State Bar2004
Education ChairMichigan Association for Justice1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Director and ShareholderSachs Waldman PC1993 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Michigan Association For JusticeExecutive Board1997 - Present
Michigan Association For JusticeMember1992 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1992 - Present
Michigan Association for JusticeEducation Chair1996 - 1996
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Collins vs. National GeneralThe vehicle which struck Plaintiff's decedent was an "uninsured motor vehicle" within the terms of the UIM Policy. Plaintiff's motion for summary judgment was GRANTED.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Ferris State UniversityBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Rapid Fire SeminarAuto No-Fault Insurance Issues2012
No-Fault InstituteNo-Fault Automobile Claims involving AAA2012
Seminar in the SnowSpecial Circumstances Involving Identifying Uninsured Motorist Claims2011
Michigan Association for JusticeNo-Fault Institute VI2009