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Brian T. Smith

Brian T. Smith



  • Litigation
  • Asbestos & Toxic Tort
  • Automotive Product Liability Litigation
  • Product Liability

WSG Practice Industries


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ABA Group

Michigan, U.S.A.


Brian T. Smith, a member of Dykema's Litigation Practice Group, focuses on general civil litigation, with an emphasis on product liability defense. He has handled numerous product liability cases involving catastrophic injury and death, consumer product class action claims, and a variety of commercial and contract disputes. He has defended numerous automotive and other product manufacturers in litigation across the country, including in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Tennessee, Indiana, California, Alabama, Florida, Texas, Nevada, Missouri, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Arizona, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Several of these manufacturers have asked Mr. Smith to present at in-house seminars on a variety of topics including rollover accidents, forklift litigation, and Michigan procedural requirements. Mr. Smith is also counsel for automobile negligence cases. He has handled several automobile negligence cases, including company car and fleet related claims, on behalf of a number of companies. Mr. Smith has also first chaired automobile negligence trials.

In addition to his automotive work, Mr. Smith has handled a number of premises liability and workplace safety cases in Michigan, Illinois and Indiana.

Mr. Smith also represents a number of clients in asbestos related matters and has presented on asbestos litigation and expert issues in asbestos cases. He currently serves as Michigan and Illinois counsel for a number of manufacturers of valves, pumps and automotive related parts.

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 1999

Illinois, 2000


University of Detroit Mercy, J.D., cum laude
  • Inns of Court
  • Order of Barristers
  • Justice Frank Murphy Honor Society
University of Detroit Mercy, B.A., summa cum laude
Areas of Practice

Asbestos & Toxic Tort | Automotive Product Liability Litigation | Litigation | Product Liability | Real Estate

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Wayne County Bar Association
  • Macomb County Bar Association

WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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