Barry S. Fagan

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Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Royal Oak, MI

Fagan McManus, P.C.
 | 25892 Woodward Avenue, Royal Oak, MI 48067
Phone: 248-658-8951
Fax: 248-542-6301
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Civil Rights (20%)
Attorney Profile

Barry S. Fagan is a respected and successful Michigan attorney who has dedicated his practice to handling employment law, civil rights litigation and personal injury claims. With decades of experience, he has represented the victims of whistle blowing retaliation, employment discrimination, mistreatment by the police and severe accidents and injuries. He has achieved million-dollar settlements and significant jury trial verdicts for his clients.

Holding Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating (AV Preeminent*), Mr. Fagan has been selected for inclusion every year since 2010 in the publication "The Best Lawyers in America" in the field of labor and employment law. He has also been selected as Michigan Super Lawyer since 2007 in the field of "Employment Litigation: Plaintiff" and was selected as a Michigan "Top Lawyer" by dbusiness magazine for 2016.

Mr. Fagan graduated with his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School in Michigan in 1982. He currently is the Chair of the Michigan Association for Justice’s Political Action Committee Board and is a member of its Executive Board and Executive Committee. He is also a member of numerous other professional organizations and a frequent lecturer on employment law matters.


*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment Litigation (60%)

Personal Injury - General (20%)

Civil Rights (20%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019

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About Barry Fagan

Admitted: 1982, Michigan

Professional Webpage:


  • AV rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America-Employment Law-Individuals and Litigation, 2010
  • Best Law Firms selection, Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report, 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America- Employment Law-Individuals and Litigation, 2012
  • Area's Top Lawyers, Crain's Detroit Business, 2010
  • Area's Top Lawyers, Crain's Detroit Business, 2009
  • Best Lawyers in America-Employment Law-Individuals and Litigation, 2011
  • Best Law Firms selection, Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Executive Board Member, Michigan Association for Justice
  • Chair, Employment Discrimination Committee for the Michigan Association for Justice
  • Member, State Bar of Michigan, Negligence and Labor Sections
  • Member, Michigan Employment Lawyers Association
  • Michigan, 1982

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Frequent Speaker, Employment related Topics
  • Contributing Author, Employment Retainer Agreements, "Attorney Fee Agreements in Michigan"  by Institute of Continuing Legal Education (3rd Edition)

Educational Background:

  • Michigan State University, B.S., With Honors, 1979
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Office Location for Barry S. Fagan

25892 Woodward Avenue
Royal Oak, MI 48067

Phone: 248-658-8951

Fax: 248-542-6301

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Last Updated: 5/23/2019

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