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Timothy D. Wittlinger

Of Counsel
fax +1 313.309.6926

Timothy Wittlinger litigates commercial claims and technical contracts involving defective products, breach of warranty claims, and other matters involving interface with technicians and engineers.

Timothy represents owners and contractors in complex construction cases, both in litigation and arbitration. He has been involved in several real estate litigation matters. He has experience in products liability matters involving injury and death to plaintiffs as a result of defective products or improper industrial operations. He is certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Timothy maintains a professional responsibility and professional liability practice in ethics, the rules of professional conduct, risk management and attorney liability issues. In the professional liability area, Timothy has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in medical, legal and accounting malpractice suits.

Timothy also has an extensive alternative dispute resolution practice. He serves as a case evaluator for the Oakland County Circuit Court and has been appointed a special mediator by the court in connection with several complex litigation cases.

He has been a lecturer in the Student Trial Advocacy Program at Wayne State University Law School and serves each year as a volunteer judge for the Moot Court Program at the University of Michigan Law School. He has written on the Michigan Court Rules for the Michigan Bar Journal and authored a chapter on evidence for the CILS treatise on International Judicial Assistance in Civil Matters. He has accepted a position as Visiting Professor of International Law at Southern Federal University Law School in Rostov-on Don, Russia for the Fall Quarter 2008.


J.D., University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1965
B.A., Purdue University-Main Campus, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1962


Named among The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation (2006-2024); Litigation-Construction (2019, 2021-2024)

Named a Leading Lawyer in Detroit by Leading Lawyers℠ (2014-2024)

Selected to the Michigan Super Lawyers list for Business Litigation (2021)


American Bar Association

Center for Professional Responsibility

Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL)

Engineering Society of Detroit

Federal Bar Association

Oakland County Bar Association, Mediation Committee

Special Supreme Court Committee to Study MCR 2.403 (Mediation Rule)

State Bar of Michigan

The National Board of Trial Advocacy, certified as a specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy

State Bar Licenses


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Michigan