My mom was formally educated to the 8th grade but had a PhD. in common sense. As 1 of 9 in the “great depression” she learned the value of work at G.M. for 30 years. My dad was a cutter/grinder for 40 years. These are my roots.
I dipped ice cream for 5 summers from age 14 until age 18. I eventually became the ice cream store manager and worked at the ice cream factory. My summers during college days were spent on the line at Fisher Body, Chrysler, Burroughs, GM on the line and under the line, then as a tractor driver and jackhammer worker for the Wayne County Road Commission.
After graduation from MSU in 1970, I was a juvenile probation officer in Wayne and Oakland County for the 12- to 16-year-olds that ranged from school truancy to murder. Then I attended Wayne State University for mathematics education, followed by teaching math for 1 year, then Cooley Law School graduating in 1978.
I met Claudia in 1968. We have been married since 1971. She is a retired school social worker. We raised 2 children in Okemos on the banks of the Red Cedar River. Our daughter, Danielle, is a Human Resources specialist. Our son, Justin Bahrie is now Managing Partner of the firm.
I began practicing law as a sole practitioner in 1979. My practice took me all over the State of Michigan. Work Injury, Auto Injury, Medical Malpractice, Probate, Divorce, Custody, Criminal Law and Social Security Law are my areas of practice. We are suing major insurance companies for payment of no-fault auto insurance benefits and 3rd party damages for serious injury by an at-fault driver. We have also sued the Sherriff for injuries and death to prisoners. We have helped thousands of clients obtain their past due and future Workers Compensation and Social Security Benefits.
When I believe the law and facts are on our side, I never give up. Get up. Stand up. Stand up for your rights!
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1979||07/31/2022|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Senior Founding Partner||Bahrie Law PLLC||1979 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Michigan Trial Lawyers Association||1979 - Present|
|Michigan Association for Justice||1979 - Present|
|National Organization of Social Security Claimants||1979 - Present|
|Ingham County Bar Association||1979 - Present|
|Ingham County Legal News||Like Father, Like Son||2014|
|Thomas M. Cooley Law School||J.D.||1979|
|Wayne State University||MS - Master of Science||1973|
|Michigan State University||B.S.||1969|
|Vine v. City of Lansing Police Department||1,775,000|
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