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Joseph A. Doerr

Litigation Attorney at Bloomfield Hills, MI

5.0   30 reviews

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Lawsuits and disputes
    31%
    Mr. Doerr handles numerous civil lawsuits (on behalf of business and individuals) when the amount in controversy exceeds $25,000. He frequently appears in Oakland County Circuit Court, the United States District Court (Eastern District of Michigan), Wayne County Circuit Court, Macomb County Circuit Court, numerous state District Courts throughout Michigan.

  2. Litigation
    31%
    Mr. Doerr is a lifetime litigator and has had success in a variety of trial and appellate courts, both state and federal. In addition, Mr. Doerr has successfully resolved matters through various forms of alternative dispute resolution. He has represented individuals and businesses of various sizes, from growing, local businesses to Fortune 500 companies.

  3. Landlord or tenant
    20%
    Mr. Doerr represents tenants and landlords in complex commercial/business disputes. Mr. Doerr is well versed in the Summary Proceedings Act and is advocating for amendments to the statute. See the publications link, available on Avvo.

  4. Real estate
    10%
    Mr. Doerr has handled numerous real estate disputes and lawsuits, specializing in Seller's Disclosure Statement ("SDS") litigation. An SDS is a list of questions concerning the condition of a residential property that a seller must provide to the potential buyer.

  5. Mediation
    5%
    Mr. Doerr completed the Institute of Continuing Legal Education's Mediator Training. If you have a commercial or real estate case and are interested in exploring an out-of-court resolution, he can help you exhaust and hopefully reach settlement.

  6. Criminal defense
    2%
    The firm has had success defending a variety of misdemeanors, including cases involving assault, domestic violence, and dog bites.

  7. Speeding and traffic ticket
    1%
    The firm has assisted with speeding tickets and other civil infractions, especially if the citation was issued in Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake Village, Sylvan Lake, or West Bloomfield. These tickets -- if you choose to fight them -- will be referred to the 48th District Court, which is walking distance from Doerr Law Firm.

Mr. Doerr founded Doerr Law Firm after spending the first 12 years of his career at Dykema, a national law firm, where Mr. Doerr advanced to member/partner after just 7 years.  At Dykema, Mr. Doerr learned how to handle every aspect of the case, from legal research and writing to trials.  Mr. Doerr has had success in a variety of trial and appellate courts, both state and federal.  In addition, Mr. Doerr has successfully resolved matters through various forms of alternative dispute resolution.  He has represented individuals and business of various sizes, from local businesses to Fortune 500 companies.

 

At Doerr Law Firm, Mr. Doerr continues to handle every aspect of the case.  Clients enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that their lead attorney will handle all  tasks in the case.​  At Doerr Law Firm, the practice of law is a profession, not a business.  A business has customers with one goal in mind, profits.  Mr. Doerr has clients with one goal in mind -- achieving a great result for the client.  If you are being sued or have a legal issue that may require a lawsuit, contact Mr. Doerr today.

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Licensed for 19 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 2003
Updated 10/06/2022

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

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Doerr Law Firm PLLC
838 W Long Lake Rd Ste 211
Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48302

Reviews

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Posted by Dr. Adams | October 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Landlord tenant law
I was fortunate to have attorney Joseph A. Doerr represent me regarding a landlord tenant matter. From day one, he listened, was prompt in his communications with me, honest, well versed in landlord tenant law, and reasonable with his fees. I felt as though he 100% went to work for me as my advocate, and took time to explain any questions and concerns I may have had along the way. Excellent attorney client communication and we had a favorable and efficient outcome. If you are looking for a personalized, timely, efficient, accurate, and knowledgeable attorney to represent you with a landlord tenant issue, I would highly recommend Joe.
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2022
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Best outcome, given the circumstances.
I was involved in a company as a minority partner / non-managing member and was getting sued due to the company doing out of business, on an outstanding balance of a previous buyout of another partner. I was foolish for not having an attorney present at the time the buyout took place and what I signed that put ALL signers 100% liable for the note regardless of percentage of "ownership". Fortunately, Joe took every last detail and piece of information I gave him, and came up with a great strategy / battle plan. Ultimately I had to pay something but it was substantially less then the full balance. Besides paying nothing, this was the next best outcome Joe achieved for me. His communication is 11 of a 10. I never had to reach out to him for updates, they came to me. Not once did I worry about what was / wasn't going on.
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Posted by Joe | March 1, 2022
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The G.O.A.T.
Professional, highly intelligent, and personable are just a few words that describe Joe. He was everything I hoped for and exceeded my expectations. We worked great as a team and he managed to get my case settled efficiently with very desirable terms. If you're looking for the best around this is your attorney. One of the fairest and trustworthy I've worked with and just an all around great human. Forever grateful.
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Response from Joseph Doerr May 8, 2022
Thanks for the review and kind words! In addition to the fact that we share a great name, we have a lot in common: we are both good at communicating, excellent at developing/implementing strategies, and patient/trusting of the legal process. I'm so pleased you found me and thrilled with the result.
Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
They don't come any better.
Joe certainly has command of the law. He is well spoken, kind and extremely knowledgeable. Our case was skillfully presented during mediation resulting in a settlement. I’d hire him again in a heart beat!
Posted by Michael | July 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Well Done
Very professional. He new the exact legal course of action to take. Joe & his father , Peter, were able to get my case dismissed, with prejudice, after just one hearing.
Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Mr Duncan Aldred
Empathetic, effective, professional. Joe has been very effective for me on 3 separate occasions and I am very grateful for his help.
Posted by Bryan | December 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
District Court Matter
Through thorough preparation, and quick thinking, Joe was able to get my case dismissed in one hearing without going to trial. Joe treated the situation as if it were his only case and sole focus. I could not have asked for a better outcome and would enthusiastically recommend Joe.
Posted by Doug | February 20, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
THE PERFECT ATTORNEY
I had a pending legal situation going on that was causing me a lot of grief, worry and concern. After scouring the internet to find an attorney out of state that could help me, I came across the website www.avvo.com which seemed to have a compiled list of top ranking attorneys in each state. After carefully reviewing different profiles for various attorneys in the state of Michigan on the AVVO website, I came across the profile for Joseph A. Doerr. I left Attorney Doerr a detailed message about the pending situation I had going on and he followed up with me within 1 hour of leaving him a message. The good news doesn't stop there.....he did some preliminary legal research of what was going on prior to giving me a call and found out my case had been dismissed. This was the best news I've had all year. Legal situations can cause a lot of frustration and anxiety, but all my worries and concerns were allayed by a 5 minute phone call from Attorney Doerr. The fact that he followed thru and did some research prior to calling me speaks of his professionalism, honesty and integrity. In my book, there's not a better Attorney in Michigan! Thank you Joseph for helping me out.....I'm eternally grateful!
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Response from Joseph Doerr February 26, 2020
I commend you for taking the time to research potential attorneys, and am humbled you chose to call me. Doing your homework on attorneys (before you call) can help you find the best attorney for a legal dispute; and it can also help you eliminate potential attorneys who may not be a good fit. Thanks again for contacting me.
Posted by Stephen E | January 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Joesph helped me with a huge case. I was in jeopardy of losing my home car and filling bankruptcy. If I ever need another lawyer I’m calling Joe!
Response from Joseph Doerr February 26, 2020
Representing you was a heart-warming experience. My father always said you become a lawyer to help people and our experience was a great reminder of that. Thanks again for allowing me to represent you.
Posted by Joseph | January 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Property & Insurance Litigation
Joe has been hired for a variety of property and insurance matters. The litigation was resolved efficiently and effectively. Joe is professional and provided creativity and pragmatism to get the litigation resolved.
Posted by Joseph | January 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Efficient and effective litigation
Joe has provided counsel on several real estate and insurance matters and litigates in an efficient and effective manner. He stays focused on the big picture and our strategic interests. He brings creativity and practical insight that gets matters resolved.
Posted by JL | February 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best potential day in court - Without having to go to court
I hired Joe to represent me in a real estate case regarding an improperly completed Seller's Disclosure Statement on a home that I recently purchased. I owned an uninhabitable home and had nowhere to turn. I reached out to Joe who provided a consultation and outlined my options. I decided to move forward with his services and in working with him quickly realized he 1) has a great sense of how to approach both sides of an issue based on his litigation experience, 2) is well versed in all aspects of real estate law along with being a licensed realtor, and 3) could provide trusted, rational advice that made me feel comfortable about my decision to pursue the sellers for compensation. Long story short we ended everything through a very amicable, quick, and efficient mediation process proposed by Joe who is also a mediator himself. Joe will bend over backwards to find ways for YOU the client to save money, which I greatly appreciated. I feel that his rate was more than fair given the amount of work that he did vs. the mounting costs I was facing on the house. As the title states I believe that the end settlement represented what I would have likely achieved in court, without the financial expense or the likely long drawn-out timeline of a standard court case. Joe's background and ability were the key factors in driving my success with this case, and I would recommend him without hesitation.
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Posted by Hannah | December 31, 2018
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Great Lawyer!
Mr. Doerr was extremely helpful. Not only was my accident not out on my permanent record, but I also did not have to appear in court.
Posted by Carl | December 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Endorsed & Distinctly Recommended; Exceedingly Competent & a Commendable, 1st Class Attorney!
Great attention to detail & research, prompt communications & response to questions and concerns, always available when needed, helpful recommendations & explanations,
Posted by Andrea | September 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Smart, Effective, and Respectful
Joe helped me come to a swift resolution in a landlord-tenant matter that I faced during a really stressful and uncertain time in my life. Though the cards were stacked against me, he treated me with respect and showed a genuine desire to advance my position and help me obtain a favorable outcome. Joe was quick to review my file and to communicate a strategy and plan for moving forward. He updated me frequently and was prompt to respond to my questions and messages. Joe was highly knowledgeable on the applicable law in Michigan. He advised opposing counsel of a case that was directly on point, and in my favor, and helped me to gain some leverage in difficult settlement negotiations. He was also thorough. Thanks to Joe’s attention to detail, he uncovered a fact buried in my records that ultimately saved me thousands of dollars. He fought for me against unreasonable and unscrupulous counsel, while maintaining respect and decorum. He went to bat for me without turning my case into a circus or unnecessarily driving up legal fees. Even when the case was over, he was diligent and thoughtful in his follow-up. If you are looking for a top-notch, experienced attorney who will handle your case personally from start to finish, I highly recommend Joe. In my experience, it has been nearly impossible to find a good attorney who you actually like as a person and who treats you like you are more than the sum of your fees. I found this in Joe, and I am so thankful.
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Response from Joseph Doerr September 17, 2018
Thank you for the kind and thorough review! I agree and echo your comments about the importance of the client and attorney liking each other. Like any other relationship, in order for it to work you have to like the other person. I want to like the potential client and I want him or her to like me just as much. If there’s mutual respect and admiration, the relationship will thrive, which here, we did, leading to a swift resolution. Thanks again for allowing me to represent you!
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Posted by Danielle | May 10, 2018
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Superior Advocate in Landlord/Tenant Airbnb Dispute
Joe came highly recommended to me to handle a dispute arising out of the right to Airbnb a rental property. He quickly ascertained the facts of the case, made a plan (and even some backups!), and swiftly and adeptly went to the business of shutting down the dispute. Not only did he help me win the case (against a notorious slumlord under federal investigation), he also graciously negotiated a very unexpected and favorable settlement for me. This was an extremely stressful dispute and I was not always my best self, and Joe took everything in stride. He reassured me every step of the way, outmaneuvering and outlawyering the other side in every interaction. His fees were exceedingly fair as well. Joe has my wholehearted recommendation. He's quickly establishing himself an expert in the homesharing economy and his expertise and professionalism in this space are simply unparalleled. Should the need arise, I'd hire him again in a second and think you should jump at the chance too!
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Response from Joseph Doerr July 24, 2018
Thank you for the kind feedback! Although I wrote this blog before we met, it could have been written about you! http://www.doerrfirm.com/single-post/2016/09/19/What-Do-the-Best-Clients-Have-in-Common Thanks again for allowing me to represent you and keep an eye out for my article in Michigan's Real Property Journal regarding proposed legislation affecting short-term rentals in Michigan (House Bill 4503 and Senate Bill 329).
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Posted by ScottD | February 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Real-estate Court Battle
This is the first time we hired Joe Doerr. With a very limited amount of time Joe won our Federal court battle. His court documents and filings are top notch. He argued in court against multiple law firms, while displaying authority. Finally he brokered a deal that was a major win for our company. Then he followed up by insuring court and closing documents were accurate. In general, having Joe Doerr on your team is highly advantageous.
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Response from Joseph Doerr July 24, 2018
It was a pleasure representing the company and I was thrilled to get the "W" in court. This matter was a good reminder for why I became an attorney. Thanks again for retaining me!
Posted by Megan | September 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend - Great Experience
Working with Joe was a great experience. He was professional, full-service, and took care of my matter quickly and efficiently. Joe's communication style was top notch; ensuring I was kept abreast of important dates, what to bring and what to expect. Joe made the entire experience painless and I highly recommend working with him.
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Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2017
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Home Sale Dispute
We contacted Joseph A. Doerr concerning a Real Estate dispute related to a home sale. He listened to our concerns, asked for copies of documents related to the dispute and counseled us as to our options. He put our minds at ease and advised that based on our documentation we had nothing to worry about. He took care of any and all contact with the other party's attorney. As a result of Joseph A. Doerr's expertise in Real Estate Law, his intervention on our behalf resulted in the complaint being dropped by the complainant's attorney. We were very impressed with his professionalism, quick response and his keeping us informed throughout the process. We highly recommend Joseph A. Doerr to anyone looking for a Real Estate Attorney.
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Posted by Janine | July 21, 2017
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Best Lawyer to Call
If you want to win in the shortest amount of time possible, hire Joe! He does his research, always answers questions immediately, doesn't pressure his clients to settle or file unnecessary motions. I was extremely satisfied with the way that he handled my case and would call him first if I ever needed help.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • Doerr Law Firm PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Member
  • Dykema Gossett
  • 2003 - 2015

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Michigan
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • J-Bob LLC v. Mike's Garage / LaRocca's Towing, LLC​, 2017 WL 395288 (E.D. Mich. 2017)
  • Case Dismissed
  • Bazinski v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., 2597 Fed. Appx. 379 (6th Cir. 2015)
  • Affirmed trial court's dismissal
  • Kim v JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., 493 Mich. 98; 825 N.W.2d 329 (2012)
  • Remanded to trial court for further proceedings.
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Associations

  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Elite Lawyers of America
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer for Business Litigation
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Michigan Super Lawyer for Business Litigation
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • SuperLawyers for Business Litigation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyers for Business Litigation
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyers for Business Litigation
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Spirit Award
  • Legal Aid and Defender Association
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyers for Business Litigation
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyers for Business Litigation
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Spirit Award
  • Legal Aid and Defender Association
  • 2004
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Publications

  • Wayne Law Review
  • Universal City Studios v. Corley: Web Owners Beware, Do Not Speak Of Your Neighbor's Website
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Common Commercial Real Estate Issues in a Covid-19 World
  • Commercial Lease Disputes During Covid-19
  • 2020
  • Real Property Law Section of the Michigan State Bar Association
  • Short-Term Rentals: History, Recent Case Law and Creative Arguments
  • 2019
  • Business Court & Counsel Committee
  • Recent Trends in Oakland County Circuit's Business Court
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

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Given (12)
Litigation Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I fully endorse Joe. I worked with Joe for over 10 years at Dykema and continue to work with him on matters at his new firm. Joe is a first rate litigator who I would trust for any commercial litigation matter."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Joe is a solid, tough and ethical attorney. He works hard for his clients and achieves great results for them"
Real estate Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is an excellent real estate and litigation attorney respected for his knowledge and professionalism."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is bright, efficient, and ethical. I have referred clients to him in the past, and all have been extremely satisfied with both his representation and the outcome. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him again in the future."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph Doerr is an expert litigation attorney. His exceptional work ethic and skill are a true asset. I would highly recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joe is a sharp lawyer, with a keen eye for determining the most effective and efficient way to resolve a matter."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is an outstanding attorney and provides great service to his clients. I have worked with Joe on numerous matters over the years and would not hesitate to recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Joeseph Doerr is a superb litigator--sensible, aggressive, and sensitive to both the client's needs and the demands of the court system. I worked with Joe on numerous cases over a period of years and would not hesitate to use him on the most challenging of assignments. In addition to a strong work ethic, smarts, and people skills, he has something which too few trial lawyers possess--excellent judgment. Very talented with high integrity. Highly recommended."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joe was my colleague for a number of years. He is an excellent attorney and very responsive."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Joe Doerr. He is extremely knowledgeable, easy to work with and achieves excellent results for his clients."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is smart and effective."
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Bloomfield Hills Litigation Lawyer Joseph A. Doerr
Joseph A. Doerr
Litigation Attorney
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Licensed for 19 years