About Brian M. Saxe
Brian M. Saxe is a Partner at The Miller Law Firm. He concentrates his practice on complex commercial, business, and class action litigation.
Mr. Saxe is a leading business litigator in Michigan and has been at the forefront of important legal developments in business oppression litigation for years. In recognition of his expertise, he was named a “Top Lawyer” by dBusiness Magazine, and he has repeatedly been named a “Super Lawyer” in Business Litigation by Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine. Mr. Saxe represented the plaintiff in the first ever shareholder oppression case to be heard by the Michigan Supreme Court, resulting in the groundbreaking decision of Madugula v. Taub. He has litigated many other noteworthy business cases over the years. His cases have resulted in numerous multimillion dollar recoveries, often ranking among the highest in Michigan, including obtaining the #1 largest settlement reported in Michigan in 2015.
Mr. Saxe also has successfully litigated class actions and complex matters throughout the nation on behalf of consumers and other aggrieved groups. He represents Michigan’s largest counties in the Opioid litigation against the drug industry, involving one of the largest settlements in history. He has obtained groundbreaking recoveries on behalf of children with autism against insurance companies, challenging the denial of coverage for vital behavioral therapy. Several of his class action settlements have ranked among the highest in Michigan.
Mr. Saxe is an active member of the Privately Held Businesses Forum of the State Bar of Michigan, and he serves as Chairman of its Publications Committee. He has presented on business litigation and breakup issues for the State Bar of Michigan, including at the annual Business Law Symposium and at other SBM events.
Prior to joining The Miller Law Firm, Mr. Saxe worked at law firms focusing on business and complex commercial litigation and class actions, including as sole owner, co-owner, and partner. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Saxe served as judicial law clerk for the chief judge of Ingham County, as judicial intern for a justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, and as judicial intern for a judge of the Oakland County Circuit Court. Mr. Saxe also served as an intern for Legal Services of South Central Michigan, and as a research assistant to a law professor at Michigan State University.
Mr. Saxe received his law degree, summa cum laude, from Michigan State University College of Law in 2006, where he graduated in the top 5% of his class and received Jurisprudence Achievement Awards for earning the highest grades in Research, Writing & Advocacy I; Research, Writing & Advocacy II; and Contract Drafting. During law school, Mr. Saxe was the Senior Articles Editor of the Michigan State Law Review, and served on the school’s Faculty Appointments Committee. In addition, Mr. Saxe’s student article, titled “When a Rigid Textualism Fails: Damages for ADA Employment Retaliation,” was selected for publication in the Michigan State Law Review and has since been cited in court opinions and in the leading treatise on statutory interpretation.
Prior to law school, Mr. Saxe received a Bachelor of Arts degree from James Madison College at Michigan State University in 2002, where he studied political science. While at Michigan State, he served as a member of the university’s Anti-Discrimination Judicial Board.