Brian E. Etzel

Brian E. Etzel



Hope College, B. A. 1991
University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law, J.D., 1995


Mr. Etzel concentrates his practice in business and commercial litigation and land use matters.  His experience includes: commercial contract matters, shareholder disputes/shareholder oppression, business tort litigation, distribution, and supply chain issues, construction litigation, eminent domain cases, and securities litigation.

Mr. Etzel was named a Michigan Super Lawyer in 2013 and 2014 for business litigation. Mr. Etzel has litigation experience in state and federal courts throughout Michigan, including adversary matters in bankruptcy court.  He has conducted jury and bench trials, as well as arbitration trials before the American Arbitration Association.

Mr. Etzel received his B.A. from Hope College, and his J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where he was a member of the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review.  In 2007, Mr. Etzel received a fellowship from Michigan State University for completing the Michigan Political Leadership Program, a public policy and leadership training program.

Mr. Etzel serves on the executive board of Charlotte’s Wings, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting ailing children in Southeast Michigan through donations of new books to the children and their families in hospital and hospice care. Before joining The Miller Law Firm in 2007, Mr. Etzel was an equity member of the law firm Clark Hill PLC in Detroit.