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PREMi  is an organization of dispute resolution experts who have numerous years experience in the various dispute resolution techniques.

William D. Gilbride, Jr.

William D. Gilbride Jr.
is a Senior Counsel attorney at Miller Johnson Attorneys, in the firm’s Business practice group.

Mr. Gilbride is an accomplished business attorney who has built a solid reputation resolving disputes before they reach a courtroom. He also is a seasoned litigator who has tried many cases in state and federal courts over business, contract, real estate and other matters.

Practice Related Activities

Mr. Gilbride provides expert counsel regarding contracts, business and corporate law, real estate law, dispute avoidance and resolution, non-compete
agreements, business torts, and zoning and land use law. He also handles patent, trademark and trade secret litigation.

Mr. Gilbride also served as general business and legal counsel for many for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in such matters as mergers, acquisitions, work-outs, and stock, asset and share exchange transactions. He has served as secretary and general counsel for two non-public corporate clients with more than 100 shareholders each. This experience is invaluable to larger, privately held organizations requiring counsel in handling the many issues affecting closely held corporations and minority shareholder rights.

Professional Affiliations, Activities and Honors

Mr. Gilbride is a Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation and the Detroit Metropolitan Bar

Association. He also is an SCAO Supreme Court approved civil mediator and was inducted as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates

(ABOTA) based on his extensive trial experience.

Education, Bar and Court Admissions, Clerkships

Mr. Gilbride received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit and he received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

He was admitted to the Michigan bar and the federal bar for the U.S. District Court-Eastern District of Michigan in 1984, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and U.S. Tax Court in 1986.

Practice Areas

– Business and Corporate

– Mergers and Acquisitions


– J.D., University of Detroit

– B.A., University of Michigan

Bar Admissions

– Michigan, 1984

– U.S. District Court-Eastern District
of Michigan, 1984

– U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of
Appeals, 1986

– U.S. Tax Court in 1986

  • Auto Supplier Disputes
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Corporate
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Shareholder Actions
  • Zoning/Planning
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Michigan, B.G.S.
  • Certified Mediator
  • Super Lawyers – Michigan, ADR (Thomson Reuters), 2008 to present
  • AV Preeminent Lawyer (Martindale-Hubbell) – Peer Review Rating of 5.0 out of 5.0
  • DBusiness Magazine, “Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit”
  • Leading Lawyers (Law Bulletin Publishing) – ADR & Commercial Litigation
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Pro Hac Vice admissions in Wisconsin and New York
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • ADR Section, Council Treasurer
    • Michigan State Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Michigan Supreme Court Certified Mediator
  • American Bar Association
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
    • DMBA Foundation, Fellow
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers
  • Grosse Pointe War Memorial Association
    • Past Chairperson

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