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 has successfully litigated class actions throughout the nation, including on behalf of consumers, homeowners, and insureds. He has obtained groundbreaking recoveries on behalf of children with autism challenging the denial of coverage for behavioral therapy. Several of his class action settlements have ranked among the top 5 in Michigan.
Mr. Saxe has been at the forefront of important legal developments in shareholder oppression litigation. He represented the plaintiff in the first ever oppression case to reach the Michigan Supreme Court, resulting in the groundbreaking decision of Madugula v. Taub (Michigan Supreme Court, July 15, 2014). Mr. Saxe has litigated many other noteworthy business cases in trial and appellate courts. His business cases have resulted in numerous multimillion dollar recoveries, including the #1 largest settlement reported in Michigan in 2015. He has secured multiple settlements ranking in the top 5 or top 25 business litigation recoveries in Michigan.
Mr. Saxe has been named a “Top Lawyer” by dBusiness Magazine, and he has repeatedly been named a “Super Lawyer” in Business Litigation by Michigan Super Lawyers.
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.
- Michigan State University, B.A., 2002
- Michigan State University College of Law, 2006