About Devon P. Allard

Devon P. Allard is a Partner at The Miller Law Firm. He concentrates his practice on litigation of all types, including contract cases, automotive and manufacturing disputes, employment issues, anti-trust litigation, class action cases, and shareholder disputes. He practices in state and federal trial courts and has argued before the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He handles disputes for a full range of clients from publicly traded and Fortune 500 companies to individuals, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations.

Mr. Allard was a member of the trial team that prevailed in a high-stakes employment arbitration for a terminated company founder, obtaining a $16.5 million award, which is the largest such award in an employment case in Michigan history. Mr. Allard has repeatedly been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” in the primary practice area of business litigation by Super Lawyers Magazine, an attorney peer review survey.

Representative Matters

  • Successfully defended a claim for tens of millions of dollars brought by a Tier 2 automotive supplier against a Tier 1 supplier for misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, and tortious interference with contract. After a multi-week arbitration proceeding, obtained an award finding the Tier 1 supplier was not liable on any of the claims.
  • Member of trial team that obtained a $16.5 Million arbitration award for the founder of a major technology company, the largest award in an employment case in Michigan history.
  • Obtained a $1.5 Million summary judgment on behalf of a commercial landlord related to tenant breach of lease agreement.
  • Obtained an injunction ordering a Tier 2 automotive supplier to continue supplying despite a threat to cease supplying based on alleged fluctuations in raw material prices.
  • Successfully defended a claim for approximately $1.4 million in alleged utility charges against our co-tenant client. Obtained summary dismissal of all claims.
  • Obtained a temporary restraining order (TRO) requiring a former employee to honor commitments made in non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.
  • Negotiated a settlement between individual members of closely-held family company, where company had been effectively gridlocked due to voting provisions.
  • Obtained a temporary restraining order requiring an automotive supplier to relinquish tooling and raw materials, where supplier had been threatening to hold such property in an attempt to extract unwarranted payments.