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When disputes arise involving the automotive industry, businesses and individuals can protect their interests by seeking guidance from an automotive industry law firm.

As the “Automotive Capital of the World,” it’s hard to overstate Michigan’s reliance on the auto industry.

In 2019, the Detroit Regional Chamber reported that the automotive industry contributes $225 billion to the state’s economy each year, supports 712,000 jobs, and drives $7.4 billion in taxes to the state.

Miller Law Automotive Attorneys: A Legacy of Excellence

With so much depending on the auto industry, Michigan residents and businesses frequently face unique legal issues that require special knowledge and experience. At the Miller Law Firm, we offer clients in the auto industry unparalleled services to address all their legal needs.


The Miller Law Firm has been handling cases involving the Michigan auto industry for 25 years. Our experience includes:

  • Successfully defending against multi-million-dollar claims;
  • Representing auto industry clients in arbitration;
  • Recovering millions of dollars on behalf of clients;
  • Negotiating high-dollar automotive contracts; and
  • Obtaining over $30 million in class-action settlements.

Over the years, we have grown from a small, three-lawyer firm to a thriving 26-lawyer commercial litigation boutique. We have litigated cases all over the country, and we are nationally recognized as a leader in complex business lawsuits.


We are devoted to our Michigan community and are proud to participate in the thriving automotive industry here. Our automotive industry attorneys give back to the community by participating in charitable work and serving on various boards and committees.


We understand the specific issues facing the Michigan automotive industry, and we know how to help your business.

Whether you are just starting out or are already a major player in the industry, the Miller Law Firm has the experience and knowledge to help your business grow and thrive.

We can help you make risk assessments, advise you on how to avoid disputes, and represent you in complex negotiations or litigation.

But don’t just take our word for it. Our track record of successful case results speaks to our abilities, as do numerous positive endorsements from judges, clients, and review organizations.

Example Case Result: Trade Secrets, Breach of Contract, Tortious Interference

Miller Law defended Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers in an $80 million arbitration claim brought by a Tier 2 supplier for misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, theft, and tortious interference.

Result: Miller Law obtained an arbitration award declaring that our clients were not liable on any of the claims and the claimant was awarded nothing.


You can count on the Miller Law Firm for advice on all auto industry legal issues, including:

No matter where you fit into the auto industry, the automotive industry lawyers at the Miller Law Firm can help you.

We are experienced in representing individual autoworkers, Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III suppliers, large manufacturing companies, and everyone in between. Keep reading for more on some of the legal issues you may face as a player in the auto industry.

An Automotive Industry Law Firm Can Provide Business / Corporate Support

The auto industry continues to evolve, and it is important to stay on top of issues that may affect your business or corporation. Major legal challenges facing the auto industry today can include:

  • Taxation and tariffs,
  • Environmental regulation,
  • Business organizations,
  • Regulatory and compliance issues,
  • Warranty risk management,
  • Cybersecurity, and
  • Employment issues, and
  • Supply chain disputes.

Our automotive industry attorneys understand the challenges your business is facing and how to mitigate those challenges. We can help your automotive business develop strategies to anticipate legal issues and help you avoid litigation.

And if you do face a dispute that must be resolved in court, we can use our extensive litigation experience to help protect your interests.

Automotive Industry Attorneys Can Help with Force Majeure and Coronavirus Issues

Many things in the auto industry are uncertain in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Michigan’s “Big Three” auto manufacturers—Ford, General Motors, and Fiat Chrysler—were forced to shut down their facilities to fight the spread of the virus. These and other closures will inevitably affect the auto industry supply chain.

COVID-19 provides us with an example of a possible force majeure event—an unforeseen event that can prevent businesses from being able to fulfill their contracts. There are specific rules that apply to these types of situations ranging from clauses in the contract itself to federal laws regarding commercial impracticability.

If you have been unable to fulfill an automotive contract due to COVID-19 or someone with whom you have a contract is attempting to back out on that basis, you may need the help of an automotive attorney.

Automotive Industry Law Firms Can Help with Class Action Lawsuits

The automotive industry has been involved in a number of class-action suits over the years, particularly regarding issues of product liability.

The automotive lawyers at the Miller Law Firm have helped to recover millions of dollars for manufacturing clients entitled to a share of class action settlements.

Automotive Industry Lawyers Can Help with Employment Issues

It is estimated that one out of 25 jobs in Michigan are tied to auto manufacturing. This means that the myriad of Michigan autoworkers may face employment disputes with an employer in the automotive industry. These may include:

  • Hour and wage disputes,
  • Discrimination or harassment,
  • Wrongful termination,
  • Employment contract disputes, and
  • Leave disputes.

An automotive industry attorney can help both employees and employers with these issues. For automotive employers, we also provide counseling services to help you create policies and procedures that comply with employment laws.

Contact the Automotive Industry Attorneys at the Miller Law Firm Today

If you need the help of an automotive lawyer, contact the Miller Law Firm today for a free consultation. We have handled hundreds of automotive matters over the past two decades. You can rely on our national reputation and our track record of successful case results. We represent all types of clients in the automotive industry, ranging from small family businesses to large Tier 1 suppliers, and we will fight to get you the best outcome possible in your case.