Andrew J. Broder

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Bingham Farms, Michigan

Payne, Broder & Fossee, PC
Andrew J. Broder
Payne, Broder & Fossee, PC

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Estate & Trust Litigation, Estate Planning & Probate

Licensed in Michigan since: 1973

Education: The University of Michigan Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2023

Payne, Broder & Fossee, PC

32100 Telegraph Road
Suite 200
Bingham Farms, MI 48025 Phone: 248-642-7733 Email: Andrew J. Broder Visit website


Mr. Broder is a very experienced general practice lawyer, and a litigator who has tried cases in state and federal court, representing plaintiffs and defendants.  His litigation experience is quite broad, including a variety of business lawsuits, health care lawsuits (involving, among other things, end-of-life decisionmaking cases throughout the Michigan appellate court system), and probate matters.  One of Mr. Broder's right-to-die cases was followed extensively on Court TV, and was broadcast nationally.

Mr. Broder has also published several law review articles in the end-of-life decisionmaking field.  He also received recognition by the Thomas M. Cooley Law School for appellate advocacy, and a brief he filed in the Michigan Supreme Court was published in the Cooley Law Review.  Mr. Broder has taught an end-of-life decisionmaking seminar at the University of Michigan Law School during the past several years, and he authors a chapter on end-of-life decision-making in a publication of the Institute of Continuine Education.  He is also actively involved in estate planning, business transactins, real estate and contract law.

Mr. Broder devotes part of his practice to helping families involved in difficult disputes within the family, or with doctors and hospitals, involving proper care (or the withdrawal of care) address those disputes in a helpful and thoughtful way, with the hope that they can be resolved without the need to go to court.  Mr. Broder has also been extensively involved in right-to-die lawsuits which have been litigated throughout the courts of Michigan. 

Mr. Broder has long been AV rated (which is the top rating given by Martindale Hubbell), and has been selected as a SuperLawyer for many years.

First Admitted: 1973, Michigan

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Mr. Broder has published several law review articles in the field of end-of-life decisionmaking, and has received an award from the Cooley Law School for filing the top appellate brief in the Michigan Supreme Court in a right-to-die case he litigated throughout the Michigan courts. He has also worked with the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) to edit its written materials on end-of-life decisionmaking. The chapter he edited is part of ICLE's book, Advising the Older Client, published in May 2013.  In addition, he has recently participated in the teaching of a seminar at the University of Michigan Law School, dealing with that same subject. Mr. Broder also is a frequent lecturer on the subject of end-of-life decisionmaking.
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Mr. Broder is a past Chair of the Patient Rights Committee of the State Bar of Michigan.  Mr. Broder serves on the Local Rules Advisory Committee for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (eff. July 1, 2013).
  • Mr. Broder served as the Chairman of the Patient Rights Committee of the State Bar of Michigan.   He received the Thomas M. Cooley Law School Award for appellate advocacy, and the brief he filed in the Michigan Supreme Court in one of his cases won the competition and it was published in the Law Review of the Cooley Law School. He has long been AV rated (by Martindale-Hubbell) in Michigan and has been selected as a Super Lawyer in Michigan for 2013 and 2014.
Representative Clients:
  • Throughout his career, Mr. Broder has represented a wide assortment of companies, including hospitals, department stores, insurance conglomerates; engineering and surveying firms, medical laboratories, national medical testing firms, banks, etc.
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Mr. Broder has obtained numerous verdicts at the trial court level and in the appellate courts and federal court, in a variety of litigation, including probate matters, business litigation, health care matters, real estate litigation, defamation lawsuits, and other issues.  The broad spectrum of cases he has successfully litigated includes the first adversarial right-to-die case in Michigan, the largest mortgagee fraud title insurance case ever filed against a major real estate title insurer, and an FDA case filed against a diagnostics firm. Mr. Broder also obtained summary judgment in federal court in connection with a lawsuit involving the purchase of more than $1 Billion of mortgage servicing rights
  • Throughout his career, Mr. Broder has handled a variety of transactions: purchases and sales of business and real estate; mergers; contracts; franchises acquisitions or sales; and other matters, including contracts, covenants not-to-compete, and a variety of other matters.
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Mr. Broder is a member of the board of directors of Hospice of Michigan, and has been affiliated with that wonderful organization for many years. He is also a frequent speaker throughout the State of Michigan on end-of-life decisionmaking, and often does so on a pro bono basis.
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • In addition to the achievements described in other parts of this profile, Mr. Broder was also recently selected by the Corporate Int'l Magazine as the 2013 "Trust & Estate Law - Lawyer of the Year in Michigan".
Educational Background:
  • University of Michigan, with honors, 1970 (BA); University of Michigan Law School, JD, 1973.
Industry Groups:
  • Engineering Firms
  • Hospitals
  • Various Employers

Office location for Andrew J. Broder

32100 Telegraph Road
Suite 200
Bingham Farms, MI 48025


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2023

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