Brian H. Rolfe

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Troy, MI

Kemp Klein Law Firm
 | 201 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 600
Troy, MI 48084
Phone: 248-817-4439
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (60%),
  • Family Law (40%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Brian H. Rolfe serves as president and chief operating officer for the Kemp Klein Law Firm in Troy, Michigan. Known for his creative problem-solving skills and in-depth knowledge of the law, Mr. Rolfe provides practical, effective solutions and invaluable counsel to business owners facing serious legal disputes as well as families going through complex divorce proceedings.

Focusing his practice primarily on business litigation, business counseling and family law matters involving professionals and business owners, Mr. Rolfe has achieved notable success helping his business owner clients resolve their conflicts (both internally and externally) and reach conclusion through agreement or court proceedings as efficiently as possible.  Mr. Rolfe has extensive experience assisting business owners with protecting their rights, their interests and their companies during all aspects of the divorce process.

In the area of business litigation, Mr. Rolfe has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict in both state and federal courts, setting precedent on issues including contract interpretation and the applicability of the Sales Representative Commission Act.  Most of the cases he handles involve high-stakes, high-dollar litigation arising from a wide range of disputes, including contract disputes, shareholder disputes, noncomplete agreements, sales commission issues, Michigan Uniform Trade Secrets Act claims and more.

After graduating from Central Michigan University in 1989, Mr. Rolfe attended Michigan State University College of Law, where he was a dean’s list scholar and served on the executive board of Moot Court, the law school's appellate advocacy organization.

Mr. Rolfe is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan and the District of Ohio, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court.

Widely regarded as a leader in his respective practice areas, Mr. Rolfe has received recognition from various peer review sources for his impeccable professionalism and service; Crain’s Detroit Business has listed him among the state’s Top Attorneys. He is also involved with the Litigation and Family Law sections of the State Bar of Michigan and the American Bar Association, and he is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association.

 
Practice Areas

Business Litigation (60%)
Family Law (40%)

Business Litigation (60%)

Family Law (40%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018

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About Brian Rolfe

Admitted: 1995, Michigan

Professional Webpage: https://kkue.com/directory/brian-h-rolfe/

Honors/Awards:

  • Appellate Advocacy Organization, Michigan State University College of Law
  • Executive Board of Moot Court, Michigan State University College of Law, Member
  • Dean’s List, Michigan State University College of Law
  • Crain’s Detroit Business Top Attorney in Michigan, 2015
  • Super Lawyers Business Edition, 2014-2018
  • Top 5% of Attorneys in Michigan, Business Litigation, Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine, 2013-2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section, Member
  • State Bar of Michigan, Litigation Section, Member
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Judicial Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • Michigan Supreme Court
  • Michigan Court of Appeals
  • Michigan Trial Courts
  • State Bar of Michigan, 1994

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, Planned Gifts Committee, Member
  • Lake Orion Education Foundation, General Counsel

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Client Successes:Location: Kent County Circuit Court Date: February 2017 Obtained jury verdict of no liability in favor of client relative to a breach of non-competition and non-solicitation claims. Location: Kent County Circuit Court Date: July 2016 Obtained dismissal of tortious interference with business relationships claim against corporate client relative to client’s hiring of employee subject to non-competition agreement. Location: United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan Date: January 2016 Completed settlement in client’s favor in the amount of approximately $3 million dollars relative to breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, and copyright claims. Location: Genesee County Circuit Court Date: August 2014 Obtained dismissal of $250,000 breach of contract and fraud claims. Location: Wayne County Circuit Court Date: October 2012 Won $2.2 million dollar judgement in client’s favor in shareholder dispute and business litigation on claims of breach of fiduciary duties and interference with business relationships. Location: Macomb County Circuit Court Date: May 2010 Obtained dismissal of $840,000 breach of contract claim related to a Supply Agreement. Location: Wayne County Circuit Court Date: December 2009 Obtained $2.85 million global settlement in client’s favor for multiple breach of contract claims. Location: Saginaw County Circuit Court Date: March 2009 Won $145,000 on breach of contract claim. Location: Macomb County Circuit CourtDate: December 2008 Jury trial resolved in verdict. Claim was limited to less than 20% of the amount the Plaintiff was originally seeking. Location: Macomb County Date: Fall 2008 Won a verdict in his client’s favor on breach of contract, interference with business and contractual relationships claims.

Educational Background:

  • Central Michigan University, B.S. Michigan State University College of Law, J.D.
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Website - www.kkue.com
Office Location for Brian H. Rolfe

201 West Big Beaver Road
Suite 600
Troy, MI 48084

Phone: 248-817-4439

 

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Last Updated: 10/5/2018

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