Timothy J. Currier - Beier Howlett

Timothy J. Currier

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010

Mr. Currier has practiced for over 35 years in municipal law, including representation of cities and school districts, real estate, telecommunications, probate and construction law, and serves as a commercial and construction arbitrator.

  • Michigan Distinguished Municipal Attorney Award for 2012
  • Michigan Super Lawyer, 2006-Present
  • Dbusiness Top Lawyers
  • City Attorney for the City of Birmingham
  • Attorney for the Dearborn Public Schools
  • Attorney for the Lapeer Area Schools
  • Attorney for the Emergency Financial Manager of the City of Pontiac
  • Attorney for the Troy School District
  • Attorney for the Lincoln Consolidated School District
  • Attorney for the Birmingham Area Cable Board
  • Attorney for the Intergovernmental Cable Communications Authority
  • Attorney for the Bloomfield Village Association
  • President of the Michigan Counsel of School Attorneys 1990-1992
  • American Arbitration Association, Certified Construction Arbitrator
  • Financial Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Arbitrator
  • Martindale Hubble AV Rating
  • Beier Howlett, Chief Executive Officer, 1995-present
  • University of Detroit MercyJ.D. 1978University of Notre DameBA 1975
    FINRAAmerican Arbitration AssociationOakland County Bar AssociationState Bar of MichiganBrother Rice Alumni AssociationUniversity of Notre Dame Alumni AssociationMichigan Association of Municipal AttorneysMichigan Association of School Attorneys

    Case History

    Daisey Bickel et al v Korean Airlines, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (Docket number 94-1098 1996) — Issues regarding the applicable law of damages resulting from the Russian shoot down of KAL 007.
    Harbor Telegraph, 2103, LLC v City of Birmingham, Oakland County Circuit Court — Complex litigation including 425 agreement, annexation and detachment issues.
    In the Matter of William F. Dart Trust, Ingham County Probate Court — Comples trust litigation issues.
    Kulak v City of Birmingham, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (No. 04-1510, June 19, 2005) — Successful defense of City''s removal of a Planning Baoerd member.
    Pure Waters, Inc v City of Birmingham, 883 F> Supp 1999 ( ED Mich 1995) — Succesful defense of the City''s NPDES Permit

    Client Comments

    "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."

    Office Location

    3001 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 200
    Troy, MI 48084
    United States

    Lawyer of the Year Awards

    2015 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Municipal of the Detroit Metro Area
    Timothy J. Currier has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

    Practice Areas

    Litigation - Municipal
    Municipal Law

    Other Information

    Gender: Male