Aaron Burrell is a business lawyer who focuses his practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, appellate law, labor and employment law, and minority business enterprises.
As a member of the firm’s litigation practice, he has prevailed innumerous complex, commercial-litigation cases in a number of state and federal trial courts and courts of appeal. As a member of the firm’s labor and employment practice, he has successfully defended clients in a wide range of discrimination and unfair-labor-practice claims in state and federal courts and administrative agencies, and he has counseled clients on all aspects of the employment relationship, including hiring, discipline, and the creation and enforcement of employment agreements. Mr. Burrell has further advised entertainment and minority business enterprise clients on a wide array of corporate matters.
Mr. Burrell is a member of the Board of Commissioners of the State Bar of Michigan, as well as an officer on its Representative Assembly; is a member of the Board of Directors of the Oakland County Bar Association; is a past-president of the D. Augustus Straker Bar Association and vice president of the D. Augustus Straker Bar Foundation; was named a foundation fellow of both the American Bar Foundation and the Oakland County Bar Foundation; served as affiliate representative of the National Bar Association; and he previously co-chaired the State Bar of Michigan’s Equal Access Initiative.
He has been named an “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly and a “Rising Star” by Michigan Super Lawyers. Mr. Burrell is an active member of the Wolverine Bar Association, Detroit Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.
Mr. Burrell is the author of the Commercial Torts chapter of Torts: Michigan Law and Practice (ICLE 2017), a contributor to “Employment Discrimination Law” (BNA, 2017), and a co-author of the “Michigan Class Action Compendium” (Defense Research Institute).
- The University of Michigan, B.A., 2007
- Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., 2010
- Central Michigan University, M.S. Administration, Legal and Political Systems Emphasis, 2017
- State Bar of Michigan
- Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy, Inaugural Class
- National Bar Association
- Oakland County Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan
- American Bar Association
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