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State Bar of Michigan - Chairperson, Antitrust, Franchising & Trade Regulation Section (2003)

Fellow, Oakland County Bar Foundation

American Bar Association - Antitrust Section and Trial Practice Committee

American Bankruptcy Institute

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court


Wayne State University Law School, J.D.

  • Wayne Law Review
  • Moot Court National Team

University of Michigan, B.A.

James E. DeLine


James E. DeLine focuses his practice on complex business litigation, counseling automotive suppliers, and antitrust law.  Jim has extensive experience in all phases of state and federal litigation as well as domestic and international arbitrations.  He regularly represents clients in several areas of law, including contract and UCC matters, automotive supply chain disputes, injunctions, product liability, antitrust, business torts, shareholder rights, creditor’s rights, and appeals.  Jim’s successful representation of an international automobile distributor against a global automobile manufacturer received acclaim as one of the largest verdicts in Michigan for 2012.

Representative Matters

Contract and UCC disputes

Automotive supply chain disputes


Product liability litigation      

Business disputes


Shareholder rights

Creditor’s rights

State and federal appeals

Published Cases

Wausau Underwriters Ins. Co. v. Vulcan Development, Inc., 323 F.3d 396 (6th Cir. 2003)

United States Leather, Inc. v. Mitchell Mfg. Group, Inc., 276 F.3d 782 (6th Cir. 2002)

In Re: Garrett Tool & Engineering, Inc., 273 B.R. 123 (Bankr. E.D. Mich. 2002)

UAW-GM Human Resource Center v. KSL Recreation Corp., 228 Mich. App. 486, 579 N.W.2d 411 (1998).

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