About Thomas D. Noonan


Thomas D. Noonan, counsel, is an accomplished lawyer with more than twenty years of experience in advising, handling, and trying commercial and business disputes. Tom has tried cases successfully in federal and state courts in the United States and arbitrated many others. These disputes have involved diverse legal subject matter and industries. Tom regularly represents both plaintiffs and defendants in claims by and against private and public corporations, partnerships, other business entities and individuals. He also provides claim evaluations, general business and strategic advice.

His areas of expertise include disputes involving contracts, manufacturing in the automotive and other industries, corporate control contests, fiduciary matters, actions to quiet title to real property and other property issues, landlord-tenant matters, labor and employment and residential and commercial construction projects.

Tom has been recognized for his skills in Super Lawyers, D Business magazine, and other rating services. Tom is a member of the Michigan State Bar and has been admitted to practice before multiple federal trial and appellate courts. He has presented numerous seminars concerning construction law topics.

Tom is a member of the State Bar of Michigan.

Thomas D. Noonan Representative Matters

  • Successfully defended a prominent Detroit Charter School in $4 million breach of contract case in a four-month arbitration.
  • Successfully represented a fastener supplier as plaintiff in federal court litigation jury trial against a Fortune 500 OEM involving claims of breach of a long-term requirements contract; obtained a jury verdict as assistant trial counsel in excess of $25 million after one-month jury trial.
  • Successfully represented subcontractor in dispute with general contractor and owner of a large cement manufacturing project, which resulted in a published decision granting summary judgment in favor of subcontractor and which clarified the obligations of owners, general contractors and subcontractors under the Michigan Construction Lien Act, Steelcon, Inc. v. Bennett Wright Group, 257 F.Supp.2d 895 (E.D. Mich. 2003).
  • Successfully represented a prominent talent and sports agency in breach of contract dispute in federal court and obtained summary judgment in agent‘s favor against owner of professional sports facility; successfully pierced the corporate veil against controlling member of owner in subsequent lawsuit filed in Michigan state court.
  • Successfully defended joint venture involving large automotive company against $10 million claim by supplier; obtained no cause verdict after jury trial in Michigan state court.
  • Successfully represented owner of convention center in breach of contract dispute against general contractor which resulted in an arbitration award in excess of $1 million.