R. Bradley Lambert
General Professional Background
Lambert Law founded the firm in 1992 with the goal of serving small and mid-size businesses, professionals and individuals in legal disciplines he had practiced extensively through his former law firm affiliations.
Prior to creating the firm, Brad represented commercial and real estate clients in transactional and litigation work for Simpson Moran in Birmingham from 1982-89. He subsequently worked for two years at the prestigious downtown firm of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn in the real estate department.
His representation included acquisition of several residential and commercial real estate projects valued at $5 million to $89 million, acquisition of Joe Louis Arena by the current owner of the Detroit Red Wings and leasing retail space at The Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Brad has been named a Top Lawyer in Business Law and Real Estate by dbusiness Top Lawyers. He has also received the highest AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.
Areas of Current Emphasis
Since starting Lambert Law, Brad has assisted in the sale of Tier 1 auto suppliers several Proprietary Schools, including Dorsey School of Business, and several medical practices; acquisition and financing of the Grand Rapids Marriott Hotel; formation and representation of real estate, medical and business firms; and consulted and drafted contracts for mid-size businesses. He has litigated several covenant-not-to-compete and intellectual property claims; real estate title disputes; shareholder disputes, including corporate break-up cases; exchange and settlement of claims regarding $4 million in real estate; collection and insurance defense in commercial cases for major clients; and many recent cases of all sizes in the firm’s diverse practice areas.
Born in Flint, Michigan, Brad earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in 1975 from Saginaw Valley State University, where he graduated summa cum laude. He received his Juris Doctorate in 1982 from Wayne State University Law School, graduating magna cum laude. While there, he worked two years on the Wayne Law Review, publishing two articles — The Effect of the Second Computer Inquiry on Telecommunications and Data Processing(1981), and The Legislative Veto: A Survey, Constitutional Analysis, and Empirical Study of Its Effect in Michigan (1982). He also was appointed to Order of the Coif, and was granted the John P. Murphy Scholarship Award.
Professional and Civic Affiliations
State Bar of Michigan
American Bar Association
Oakland County Bar Association
Wayne Sate University Alumni Board – 2001-2008 since 2001
Oakland County Private Industry Counsel – 1988-1993
Rochester Optimist Club – 1981-1988