W. Brad Groom
(231) 794-2403
brad@ggtmlaw.com

Education

Mercy Law School, J.D. 1980, magna cum laude

University of Michigan, B.A. 1976

Memberships

State Bar of Michigan

Western and Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courts

Western and Eastern District of Michigan Bankruptcy Courts

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Brad concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, employment and manufacturing.

Experience

Prior to engaging in the full-time practice of law, Brad worked for a steel heat-treating company in Grand Rapids driving trucks, operating heavy equipment and lifts, welding, blasting and materials testing. Brad put himself through law school by working in banking, working in the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office and clerking for private law firms in the Detroit area.

Brad enjoys resolution of hotly contested, complex matters, including “bet the company” litigation. Resolution includes negotiating favorable results with opposite parties, mediation or arbitration and, if resolution is impossible, taking a matter to trial.

Sample Projects

  • Recovered over $1M for elderly client of marital assets transferred out of the marital estate.
  • Successfully prevented major cell phone company from erecting 120-foot-tall cell tower on school property in close proximity to residential neighborhood.
  • Defended minority stockholders in fraud claim involving a stock redemption to a successful conclusion in Michigan Supreme Court.
  • Defended unlicensed contractor in homeowner litigation to a “No Cause” jury verdict and obtained sanctions against Plaintiffs, which recovered all attorney fees expended in the defense.
  • Developed the “model” for unpaid subcontractors in Michigan Construction Lien litigation to pool liens in a limited liability company to prevent owner/developer from acquiring project by bidding a single isolated lien amount to the detriment of the other lien claimants.
  • Successfully represented doctor groups in forcing hospital-owned condominium to acquire doctor-owned units.

Education

Mercy Law School, J.D. 1980, magna cum laude

University of Michigan, B.A. 1976

Memberships

State Bar of Michigan

Western and Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courts

Western and Eastern District of Michigan Bankruptcy Courts

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Recent News

Scott Timmer Elected to Serve on Council
Posted on August 4, 2017
GGTM is proud to announce that our own J. Scott Timmer was elected by his peers to serve on the Council for the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan at the Section’s annual meeting on July 21, 2017.  The Council term is three years. Scott has been an active member of the Real Property Law Section for a number of years. Scott served as a co-chair for the Section’s Summer Conference for 2015 and 2016. Scott currently chairs the Section’s “Homeward Bound” seminars and acts as the coordinator for the Section’s Residential Transactions and Finance... MORE
GGTM Law Celebrates Its 5-Year Anniversary
Posted on April 18, 2017
Today marks a significant milestone for GGTM.  We opened the doors on April 18, 2012 and have been going strong ever since.  Thanks to all our loyal clients, families and supporters who have made the Firm a success!... MORE
GGTM Welcomes Litigator Daniel R. Olson To Its Team
Posted on March 2, 2017
Daniel R. Olson has joined Gielow Groom Terpstra & McEvoy (“GGTM”), adding strength and experience to the firm’s growing legal team. Dan brings the number of attorneys now practicing at GGTM to seven and also brings with him 15 years’ experience as a general litigator, having handled cases from the local district court to the U.S. Supreme Court. Dan’s unique background and experience are valuable assets to GGTM and its clients. After graduating summa cum laude from Michigan State University, Detroit College of Law, in 2002, Dan spent two years as a clerk for Justice Stephen J. Markman (now... MORE
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