Susan Leigh Brown

Susan Leigh Brown

Farmington Hills, Michigan
248-553-9107 (Litigation Fax)
248-553-7944 (Corporate Fax)

Susan Leigh Brown, a graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and the Wayne State University Law School, has devoted her 20+ years as a lawyer to litigation and appeals in the areas of employment law and counseling, credit union regulatory compliance and counseling, insurance defense, personal injury defense, and commercial litigation. Among her representative clients are Affirmative Insurance Company of Michigan (auto insurance defense), Liberty Union Life Assurance Company (life and health insurance) and the Michigan Credit Union League (financial institutions law).

Ms. Brown was admitted to the Michigan Bar in 1988, the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan in 1988, the U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit in 1989, and the U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan in 2001.

Ms. Brown is the author of the No Fault Column in the Michigan Defense Trial Quarterly. She has taught several seminars including fraud prevention for financial institutions, director and officer liability, and several employment law seminars on topics including HIPAA, COBRA, wages and benefits, employment discrimination, whistleblowers claims, and drafting and enforcing personnel policies and is a frequent presenter at human resources meetings on various topics of interest to employers.

In addition to practicing law, Ms. Brown has served on several boards including the Board of Trustees for Kensington Academy, the Board of Directors of the Detroit Grand Prix Association (President 200-2001) and the Board of Directors of Knightsbridge Condominium Association. She has also worked on several community events including Detroit's Tri-Centennial celebration, Ford Motor Company's Centennial, Super Bowl XL-VIP Transportation and the annual Detroit Jazz Festival as Assistant Artist Transportation Coordinator.

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Credit Union Regulatory Compliance & Counselling
  • Employment Law, Litigation & Counselling
  • Insurance Defense & Coverage
  • Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1989


  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1987
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • B.A. - 1984
    • Major: English Literature
    • Major: Communications

Representative Clients

  • Affirmative Insurance Services - Auto Insurance Defense
  • Michigan Credit Union League - Financial Institutions Law


  • Christopher Mazur, President Liberty Union Life Assurance Company
  • Mary Canarvon-LaHousse, CEO Unified Communities Federal Credit Union
  • John Heyl, Affirmative Insurance Company


  • Fraud Prevention, Mid Michigan Chapter, Michigan Credit Union League, 2004
  • HIPAA, COBRA, FLSA, Lorman Education, 2002 - 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kensington Academy, Trustee, 1997 - 2003
  • State Bar of Michigan, Labor & Employment and Negligence Sections
  • Detroit Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel

Past Employment Positions

  • Bowen, Radabaugh, Milton & Brown, P.C., Attorney/Vice President, 1995 - 2004
  • Harvey, Kruse, Attorney, 1990 - 1995
  • Feikens, Foster, Attorney, 1986 - 1990
  • Feikens, Foster, Law Clerk, 1986 - 1988