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Brett A. Rendeiro Counsel

Brett Rendeiro Litigation Attorney
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Rosanne Frank, 248/567-7819

Litigation Trial Experience

Brett is a lead litigator in the firm’s Novi office. Brett began his career in Grand Rapids as a part of Varnum’s nationally-recognized Employment Law Group and has evolved into a trial advocate with substantial experience in complex commercial, real estate, lending and employment disputes. In 2005, Brett assisted the Firm in establishing its southeast Michigan office. Brett is a member of the Labor and Employment Section of the State Bar and serves on the Firm’s Recruiting and Retention Committees.

Brett has first-chair trial experience and has obtained several multi-million dollar judgments on behalf of clients.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained summary judgment for Tier I automotive supplier in breach of contract/declaratory judgment action filed by Tier II supplier.
  • Defeated numerous Tier I suppliers' motions for temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions involving supply chain disputes against Tier II suppliers, which ultimately resulted in dismissal or settlement of the Tier I suppliers' claims.
  • Successfully represented several large financial institutions in complex real estate and lending litigation matters, including appointment of receivers, injunctions and other equitable actions.
  • Obtained permanent injunction and Judgment against former employees of financial institution for trade secret violations.
  • Represented manufacturing, service and banking clients against discrimination and harassment claims, all resulting in summary dismissal, settlement or favorable jury and arbitration verdicts.
  • Successfully represented Fortune 500 company in action involving an earn-out agreement.


  • DBusiness© magazine, Top Lawyer, 2015
  • Benchmark Litigation, "Future Star" since 2009
  • Michigan Super Lawyers®
  • Best Lawyers in America® since 2014

Professional Affiliations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan (Labor and Employment Section)
  • Oakland County Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • All Michigan courts
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
  • 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
  • 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals

Community Involvement

  • Has served on the board of the Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan since 2009


  • Wayne State University Law School
    Detroit, Michigan
    J.D., cum laude, 2002
    Order of the Coif
    Survey Editor, Wayne Law Review
  • Eastern Michigan University
    Ypsilanti, Michigan
    B.B.A., Finance, 1998
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