Joseph F. Yamin

Top rated business litigation attorney in Troy, Michigan

Lambert Leser
Joseph F. Yamin
Lambert Leser

Practice Areas: Business litigation, Business & corporate, Real estate; view more

Licensed in Michigan since: 1982

Education: Michigan State University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022

Lambert Leser

755 West Big Beaver
Suite 410
Troy, MI 48084 Visit website


Attorney Joseph F. Yamin is a principal with Lambert Leser, P.C., and works out of the firm's Troy, Michigan, law office. Intensely passionate about the law, Mr. Yamin finds great reward in being able to help individuals and businesses achieve their goals and obtain the favorable outcomes they seek for their legal challenges.

A highly rated attorney with more than 25 years of legal experience, he represents a diverse range of clients throughout Oakland County, Bay City, Midland and the surrounding areas of the greater Detroit metro region who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·        Business litigation

·        Trade secrets and noncompete agreements

·        Real estate law and transactions

·        Commercial Landlord/tenant disputes

·        Mortgage and refinancing

·        Business and corporate formation and planning

·        Contracts and business transactions

·        Employment law and employer civil litigation

·        Employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination

Drawing upon his extensive experience and unmatched business acumen, Mr. Yamin has achieved notable success handling a host of complex, contentious issues for his commercial clients. He routinely handles multimillion-dollar contracts and negotiations involving commercial real estate transactions, manufacturing agreements and other commercial transactions, and he has secured numerous favorable judgments during litigation as well as many substantial settlements for those he has served.

As a certified civil court mediator, Mr. Yamin strives to help his clients resolve their conflicts and reach agreements without the need for expensive and time-consuming litigation; however, he will not hesitate to take a matter to court if necessary to ensure the best odds of his clients achieving the positive results they expect and deserve. From his efforts, Mr. Yamin has received numerous accolades and honors from his peers, including a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished* peer-review rating, along with many positive reviews and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 1978 graduate of the University of Michigan, Mr. Yamin studied at the London School of Economics before attending Michigan State University College of Law. While in law school, he was a member of the student senate and served with both the school's law review as well as the Moot Court.

He obtained his Juris Doctor in 1982, and the Michigan State Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the Michigan Supreme Court. He is an active member of the State Bar of Michigan and the organization's Real Estate Committee as well as with the Oakland County and Bay County Bar Associations. He is also a Standing Fellow with the Oakland County Bar Foundation.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Business litigation, Business/corporate, Real estate: business, Civil litigation: plaintiff, Employment litigation: plaintiff

Focus areas

Trade secret, Non-compete agreements, Business formation and planning, Limited liability companies, Sub-chapter s corporations, Contracts, Business organizations, Landlord/tenant, Mortgage & refinance, Employment discrimination, Wrongful termination, Retaliation, Employment law - employer

  • 20% Business litigation
  • 30% Business/corporate
  • 30% Real estate: business
  • 10% Civil litigation: plaintiff
  • 10% Employment litigation: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1982, Michigan

Professional Webpage:

  • Martindale Hubble AV; Avvo 10 (highest rating); Top Lawyers in Michigan; America's Most Honored Professionals; Whose Who in America; Whose Who in American Law; Detroit Business Journal "Top Lawyer", 2018
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • National Skeet Shooting Association
  • Detroit Gun Club, Board Member and Past President
  • Board of Directors, Anne Oakley Foundation
  • Michigan Opera Theatre
  • Lions Club, Birmingham, Michigan
  • Chamber of Commerce, Troy, Michigan
  • Oakland County Bar Foundation (Standing Fellow)
  • I do provide pro-bono services on a selective basis annually, 2018
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Foreclosure in Michigan, 2008
  • Fundaments of Real Estate Development, June 2010
  • Limited Liability Company Fundamentals, 2013
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Michigan Supreme Court
  • Bay County Bar Association
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1982
  • State of Michigan, 1982
  • Oakland County Bar Real Estate Committee Oakland County Bar Business Committee Oakland County Founders, 2018
  • State Bar of Michigan Master Lawyer's Section State Bar of Michigan Business Law Section State Bar of Michigan Real Property Law Section
  • Instructor Michigan State University College of Law/ Research and advocacy
Representative Clients:
  • Sunrise Development Company; American Wash Systems; Gallop Brush Company; Whitlock Printing; Mobile Air, Inc.; Staffworks, 2018
Educational Background:
  • University of Michigan BA, 1978; Michigan State University Law School, 1982; London School of Economics program, circa 1982 (International Law Program-LONDON ENGLAND), 2018
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Wayne County Mediator Oakland County Mediator SCOA Meditator certified, 2018
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Top Lawyer in Michigan 2015 Top Lawyer in Michigan 2016 Top Lawyer in Michigan 2017 America's Most Honored Professionals 2017, Top Lawyer in Michigan 2018, America's Most Honored Professionals 2018, Top Lawyer in Michigan 2019, America's Most Honored Professionals 2019, Top Lawyer in Michigan 2020, America's Most Honored Professionals 2020, , 2021
  • Limiting the time frame to the past 5 years I have been lead counsel in numerous multi-million dollar asset purchase and sale transactions. My role has included, negotiation, drafting and closing such transactions involving bi-party and multi-party transactions.  I have also been engaged to prepare and provided numerous opinion letters for financial entities related to transactions involving billions of dollars.  I have acted as lead counsel in numerous jury and non-jury trials which have gone to verdict., 2021

Office location for Joseph F. Yamin

755 West Big Beaver
Suite 410
Troy, MI 48084

Phone: 248-251-1001


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022

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