Over one hundred years after it was founded, Beier Howlett is still going strong, pursuing favorable outcomes for our clients with a vigor and level of success that places it among the most successful and respected firms of its size in Michigan.

As the oldest continuously practicing law firm in Oakland County, Beier Howlett values its distinguished roots. The firm has been providing expert counsel and representation since 1903, becoming an integral part of the Southeast Michigan legal community.

Although trend-setting litigation and handling of cases that garner local and national attention may provide the headlines, Beier Howlett's priorities remain focused on service. Every client receives 100 percent dedication and personal attention, and everyone from individuals, public schools, corporate clients, both local and international, to investment firms, municipalities and larger institutions have benefited from Beier Howlett's representation.

In its mid-sized practice, Beier Howlett's attorneys are tailored to best serve client needs. With a wide range of practice groups and specialized attorneys, Beier Howlett offers significantly more diversity of service than comparable law firms. Its record of extraordinarily loyal clients, some whom have relied upon Beier Howlett for decades, is a testament to the successful combination of savvy legal insight and personal service that have resulted from this balanced approach to representation. Beier Howlett is a micro version of a big firm – all of the efficiency and all of the talent, but none of the bureaucracy and impersonal attention.

Beier Howlett's primary practice groups specialize in estate planning and probate, civil litigation, business and contract law, municipal and school law, and environmental law. Individual attorneys personally connect with each client, soliciting advice and expertise from fellow members of a practice group and the firm when necessary. This system allows for optimal flexibility and service while maintaining the level of excellence in representation for which the firm is known.

Contact Information

3001 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 200
Troy, MI 48084
Phone: 248-645-9400

Firm Attorneys

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Jeffrey K. Haynes Jeffrey K. Haynes Beier Howlett
Practicing in: Litigation - Environmental
Practicing in: Litigation - Environmental

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    Client Comments

    "Jeff consistently provides timely, accurate, and thorough service. He is an extremely valuable part of our team."
    "Tim Currier is our main contact at Beier Howlett. Tim is never at a loss to competently analyze a situation and advise us on a course of action. He is very aware of the resources that his firm has to offer our district and connects us with experts in every area of legal expertise we may need in any situation. Tim has advised me personally in areas relating to teacher discipline leading up to, and including, a termination appealed to the tenure commission. In each and every case we have developed extensive case documentation that prevailed. In many situations, Tim has assisted me in developing a case that can be presented to both the employee and the union at the early stages of discipline that presents an opportunity for a release agreement that precludes the necessity of termination and costly litigation. In the areas of contract administration, I rely on Tim's expertise to advise me on a course of action that precludes contract violations, while maximizing administrative flexibility. A call to Tim often is the best course of action to receive advice that eliminates exposure to the district, while affording me a course of action that resolves my concerns."
    - Thomas Rafferty
    Dearborn Public Schools
    "Tim is an expert in municipal law and has developed an exceptional team of attorneys to work with all of our issues. In a community where we have a large number of both attorneys and judges residing, Tim is considered a valuable asset to our community. He is held in the highest regard by our elected and appointed officials. As a city manager, I have grown to trust and appreciate Tim's approach to resolving conflicts and his exceptional knowledge of the law."
    "Jeff consistently provides timely, accurate, and thorough service. He is an extremely valuable part of our team."
    "Tim Currier is our main contact at Beier Howlett. Tim is never at a loss to competently analyze a situation and advise us on a course of action. He is very aware of the resources that his firm has to offer our district and connects us with experts in every area of legal expertise we may need in any situation. Tim has advised me personally in areas relating to teacher discipline leading up to, and including, a termination appealed to the tenure commission. In each and every case we have developed extensive case documentation that prevailed. In many situations, Tim has assisted me in developing a case that can be presented to both the employee and the union at the early stages of discipline that presents an opportunity for a release agreement that precludes the necessity of termination and costly litigation. In the areas of contract administration, I rely on Tim's expertise to advise me on a course of action that precludes contract violations, while maximizing administrative flexibility. A call to Tim often is the best course of action to receive advice that eliminates exposure to the district, while affording me a course of action that resolves my concerns."
    - Thomas Rafferty
    Dearborn Public Schools
    "Tim is an expert in municipal law and has developed an exceptional team of attorneys to work with all of our issues. In a community where we have a large number of both attorneys and judges residing, Tim is considered a valuable asset to our community. He is held in the highest regard by our elected and appointed officials. As a city manager, I have grown to trust and appreciate Tim's approach to resolving conflicts and his exceptional knowledge of the law."

    Beier Howlett

    Contact Information

    3001 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 200
    Troy, MI 48084
    Phone: 248-645-9400

    Personnel

    Partners: 11
    Of Counsel: 2
    Other Lawyers: 1
    Paralegals: 5
    Non-Legal Employees: 3

    Practice Areas

    Business Law
    Criminal Defense
    Environmental Law
    Health Care Law
    Litigation - Environmental
    Litigation - Municipal
    Municipal Law
    School Law
    Trusts and Estates