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Jay M. Berger



500 Woodward Ave
Suite 3500
Detroit, MI 48226
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J.D., magna cum laude, Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, 1999
B.A., with High Honors, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 1996
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Court Admissions
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Michigan
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Michigan
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
Super lawyers 2015
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Jay M. Berger


Jay M. Berger is a Member in Clark Hill’s Litigation Business Unit.  He specializes in resolving complex business disputes for companies and their owners.  While Jay seeks to identify risk and to resolve issues quickly and efficiently for his clients, he has also successfully litigated cases to verdict in both federal and state courts and arbitration.  Jay has litigated business and related disputes throughout the country and internationally.

Jay’s practice focuses in the automotive, manufacturing, construction and distribution industries. He is also called upon to spearhead complex litigation in other areas, including being appointed to serve as a Special Assistant Attorney General in the Flint water litigation.

Representative Matters:

  • Large-scale automotive warranty recovery, distressed supplier and stop-shipment disputes.
  • Construction defect, delay, disruption, acceleration, and unforeseen site condition claims, including extensive work in surety, lien, and insurance law.
  • Purchase agreement buyout disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, and minority shareholder oppression claims.
  • Mass tort, class action, and multi-district litigation.

In addition to litigation, Jay advises businesses in a general counsel role, drawing upon the wealth of resources at Clark Hill to provide guidance and advice to companies that may not have grown large enough to employ their own internal counsel.

Jay has been recognized by his peers and the legal community as an outstanding attorney, being consistently named to Super Lawyers, dBusiness’s listing of Top Lawyers, and Leading Lawyers in America.

Jay resides in Michigan with his wife and two daughters.

Named among Best Lawyers in America for Construction Law (2019 and 2021)
American Bar Association (Forum on the Construction Industry)
State Bar of Michigan
Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (Construction Task Force)
Michigan Super Lawyers (Rising Star) 2008-2010