Timothy J. Lowe


Practice Focus

Professional Experience

Tim has extensive experience in the areas of business and commercial litigation with particular emphasis on manufacturing, supply chain, automotive, business, construction, sales representative, and real property disputes. Tim has represented Tier I and Tier II automotive suppliers on a wide range of legal matters, including tooling disputes and supplier disputes involving pricing and commercial terms.

Tim’s expertise is providing real time advice to manufacturers and other businesses before disputes cannot be resolved. This includes drafting and reviewing contracts and terms and conditions to identify potential risks, and counseling clients on supply chain matters to best position them in the event of a dispute.

In the construction industry, Tim’s experience includes representing contractors in disputes involving the design and construction of factories and assembly lines in both the public and private sectors.  

Tim also has experience defending privately held corporations in shareholder oppression disputes, defense a company’s individual directors and officers, and defense of companies in ERISA benefits litigation.

Cases / Matters

  • Regularly advises manufacturing clients in issues related to the supply of parts both up and down the supply chain. This includes analysis of purchase orders and supply agreements to determine the best strategy to meet the clients goals, and the litigation of supply disputes when a resolution cannot be achieved.
  • Represented automotive clients in commercial disputes related to product recalls.
  • Counseled manufacturers of consumer products on issues related to product safety recalls including requirements for government notification and potential liability.
  • Represented logistics suppliers in a variety of industries in the provision of logistics services, including just-in-time delivery of parts, kitting, sequencing, and other related services.
  • Represented automation contractor in a dispute involving the construction of a facility for the manufacture of airplane wings.
  • Successfully represented multiple manufacturing companies in supply disputes related to the termination of contracts from both the customer and supplier perspective. Successfully obtained injunctive relief requiring suppliers to both ship parts and release tooling.
  • Successfully defended global logistics company in defense of claims related to failed MRO program involving issues related to on-time delivery and electronic ordering and delivery processes.
  • Obtained summary judgment for bank accused of fraudulently approving commercial loans.
  • Favorably resolved claim involving multi-million dollar escrow from purchase and merger of international company.


  • Wayne State University Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif (2005)
  • Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, B.A., magna cum laude (2002)

State Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan 
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan¬†
  • Federal Bar Association¬†
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association


Awards and Honors

  • Selected for inclusion in Michigan Super Lawyers (2013-2015)
  • Selected for inclusion in Michigan Rising Stars (2012)
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