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Education

The University of Michigan

B.G.S., 2006

Wayne State University Law School

J.D., 2010
cum laude
  • The Wayne Law Review
    • Assistant Editor (2008-2009)
    • Senior Note & Comment Editor; Board Member (2009-2010)
  • Silver Key Certificate

Bar Admission

Michigan

Erin M. Pawlowski

Member

Overview

Experienced in all phases of commercial litigation in state and federal courts, including pretrial discovery, motion practice, alternative dispute resolution, trial practice, post-judgment collection, and appeals.

Experienced in counseling corporate clients regarding contracts, business and real estate transactions, employment matters, protection of intellectual property and trade secrets, corporate governance and shareholder relations, and licensing and regulatory matters.

Prominent Assignments

Obtained complete dismissal of a $19 million dollar recoupment claim against the Firm’s client.

After a bench trial, obtained a 5 year injunction and more than $2 million in damages for violation of a non-compete agreement and conversion of business assets.

Prevailed in the arbitration of a complex shareholder dispute and obtained a $900,000 award for our client while fully defeating counter-claims of $8.5 million.

Obtained a favorable resolution in a case involving a contentious business break-up.

Successfully defended major financial institutions against tort and statutory claims, including claims brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Credit Billing Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act , Truth in Lending Act, and state consumer-protection laws.

Counseled and represented commercial landlords in resolving leasehold disputes, including complex, contested litigation to regain possession.

Successfully counseled corporate clients on issues relative to class actions pending in state and federal courts.

Successfully advised and represented publishers and both public and private figures regarding defamation claims, including obtaining speedy dismissal of a defamation action filed against on-air talent.

Representative Clients

  • Carhartt, Inc.
  • Bluestem Brands, Inc.
  • Capital One, N.A
  • Target Steel, Inc.
  • Allure Energy Inc.
  • Visionary Enterprises, Inc., an affiliate of Community Health Network

Professional Involvement

  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association  

Publications/Presentations

  • Co-Author, "The Tyranny of the Minority," American Bar Association (February 2014).
  • Trading Diplomas for Dollars: How Michigan Lawmakers Could Use Education as an Economic Development Model, 55 WAYNE L. REV. 1131 (2009).

Experience

  • Dickinson Wright PLLC, Summer Associate (2009)