Todd R. Mendel

Todd R. Mendel

Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, P.L.L.C

Recognized since 2012

Detroit, Michigan

Practice Areas


Commercial Litigation


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Todd is a highly-regarded legal advisor and courtroom advocate. He is especially admired by clients and colleagues for his solid practical judgment.

Todd covers a wide range of commercial and business litigation. He has tried jury and bench trials in complex contract, attorney disqualification, misappropriation of trade secrets, federal tax, commodities brokerage, advertising discrimination, and civil rights cases. Todd also has experience in actions involving business torts, non-competition agreements, telecommunications, antitrust, fraud, real estate, partnership, joint venture and shareholder disputes, legal malpractice, fiduciary duties, university-related disputes, state government, environmental, indemnification and successor liability. He has litigated in federal, state, court of claims, appellate, bankruptcy and probate courts. In addition, Todd has served as a sole and/or panel arbitrator on many cases of varied subject matters.

Todd joined Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker after first having practiced law in Chicago. He currently serves on the firm's Executive Committee and as its General Counsel.

Contact & Links
  • 333 West Fort Street, Suite 1200
    Detroit, MI 48226
  • The Ohio State University, J.D.

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Mediation
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Mediation, Detroit (2023)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Arbitration
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mediation
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law

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