Dirk A. Beamer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Farmington Hills, MI

Wright Beamer, PLC
 | 31500 Northwestern Highway, Suite 140
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Phone: 248-893-1401
Fax: 248-477-7749
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%)
Attorney Profile

If you’re in business, you need a lawyer who understands the complexity of managing relations with employees, customers and vendors all at the same time.  You need someone you can trust not only to tell you the law, but what to do in the face of it.  Having exceled in both the courtroom and the boardroom, Dirk Beamer is uniquely situated to answer your questions and find your solutions.

Dirk spearheads the firm’s efforts in insurance law, unfair competition, employment claims and contract disputes. In addition to his trial work, he has successfully handled numerous appeals. Recent victories of note include a summary judgment award in favor of an employer facing a sexual harassment lawsuit in Wayne County Circuit Court and an appellate decision reversing a trial judgment against an Indiana manufacturer.

When not in the courtroom, Dirk can be found in meetings and on the phone counseling clients on management strategies, commercial transactions and employment practices. He works to develop and implement sound employment policies, handles terminations and reductions in force and negotiates employment packages and severance arrangements. When necessary, he appears before the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights to defend employers facing discrimination and related claims filed by dissatisfied employees. In 2018, he was asked to provide a training session on workplace harassment to the staff of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.

Dirk serves as general counsel for several national professional trade associations, including the National Association of Professional Allstate Agents (NAPAA) and the United Farmers Agents Association (UFAA). Through the latter two relationships in particular, Dirk has acquired expertise counseling insurance agents in management, corporate discipline and buying and selling agencies, handling over 100 such transactions.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (40%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Employment & Labor (30%): Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

Business/Corporate (30%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018

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About Dirk Beamer

Admitted: 1995, Michigan

Professional Webpage: http://wrightbeamer.com/dirk-a-beamer-shareholder

Honors/Awards:

  • Fellow, Oakland County Bar Foundation
  • Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce, Make a Difference Award
  • Business Litigation; Michigan Super Lawyers; 2013-2018, Thomson Reuters
  • Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation
  • Corporate Law, Business & Commercial Litigation, Employment Law; Michigan Top Lawyers; 2010, 2016-2019, DBusiness
  • National Association of Professional Allstate Agents President's Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell’s Highest Peer Review Rating (AV)

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Licenses to practice in Michigan and Ohio

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Numerous U.S. Federal Courts
  • State Bar of Ohio
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Former President, Farmington Downtown Development Authority
  • Former Member, Farmington Board of Tax Review
  • Former President, Hope Lutheran Church, Farmington Hills
  • Former President, Huron River Hunting and Fishing Club

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • This article provides an overview of the provisions of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act permitting the recovery of attorney fees in the event of willful and malicious misconduct by the defendant., Author, Assessing the Risk of Paying Your Opponent's Fees in Non-Compete Cases, Midwest In-House, 2004
  • This piece describes the practice by which a selling insurance agent accepts a promissory note and payments over time from the purchasing agent when conventional bank financing is unavailable., Author, Seller Financing -- What Does it Mean?, Exclusivefocus Magazine, Insurance Agents, 2012
  • This magazine article highlights key Wage and Hour laws that impact small employers and their employees., Author, Watch the Clock: Wage and Hour Rules for Small Employers, Exclusivefocus Magazine, Insurance Agents, 2013
  • This article considers whether the California Supreme Court’s recent Dynamex decision changes the independent contractor status of captive insurance agents in California., Author, California Supreme Court Narrows Scope of Independent Contractor Status, Exclusivefocus Magazine, Insurance Agents, 2018

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Recent victories of note include a summary judgment award in favor of an employer facing a sexual harassment lawsuit in Wayne County Circuit Court and an appellate decision reversing a trial judgment against an Indiana manufacturer.

Representative Clients:

  • Clients I am privileged to serve routinely include Sysco Detroit, LLC; Ross Education, LLC; Team Rehabilitation, LLC; Trijicon, Inc.; Delta Research, Inc.; Richard Tool & Die Corporation

Newsletters:

  • Now You Know It, published weekly by Wright Beamer

Educational Background:

  • Kenyon College, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa and highest honors, 1990
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., with honors, 1993

Industry Groups

  • American Association Of Insurance Management Consultants
  • Chamber Of Commerce
  • National Association Of Professional Allstate Agents
  • SHRM
  • United Farmers Agents Assocation

Comments

  • “Dirk is a very detail oriented and thorough attorney.”
  • “Always professional, polite, and takes control of difficult situations for the client.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

Office Location for Dirk A. Beamer

31500 Northwestern Highway
Suite 140
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Phone: 248-893-1401

Fax: 248-477-7749

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Last Updated: 1/17/2019

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