Andrew Brege

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Andrew J. Brege joined our Lansing office in 2016.  Mr. Brege focuses his practice on municipal law, municipal liability and civil rights defense.  Mr. Brege has represented municipalities, governmental agencies, and private businesses across the state on employment matters, law enforcement liability, civil rights, and other liability concerns.  He also frequently appears on behalf of clients in administrative tribunals, such as the EEOC, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, and in Medicaid Fair Hearing proceedings.  He is admitted to all state and federal courts in the State of Michigan.  In 2011, he served as the principal editor for the Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority’s Open Meetings Act Handbook, as well as its more recent updates.  He is a frequent presenter around the state on the Open Meetings Act, Freedom of Information Act, and topics related to civil liability for law enforcement.

Contact Information:

Lansing Office
Phone: (517) 886-3800
Fax: (517) 886-9154

Practice Areas

Education

  • WMU Cooley Law School, JD, Magna Cum Laude 2007
  • Alma College, BA, 2003

Awards

  • 2013-2017 - Designated Super Lawyers Rising Star by Thomson Reuters

Publications/Presentations

  • Allegan County Community Mental Health Board Legal Update Training, July 2016
  • Public Safety Administrator Training, “Brady v Maryland, Giglio v United States, and the Due Process Duty to Disclose,” MMRMA, April 2016
  • Co-presenter at the MMRMA Risk Management Workshop, March 2016, on Freedom of Information Act legal update
    Lenawee County Legal Update Training, presentation on the Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act, February 2015
  • Featured speaker at the 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 Joint Committee meetings of the MMRMA, presenting “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Litigation”
  • Guest lecturer, Grand Valley State University, Law & Hospitality sections, presenting on Dram Shop Act and liquor liability in Michigan, April 2014
  • Co-presenter at the MMRMA Risk Management Workshop, March 2014, presenting “Public Meetings: Working with the Public and Boards to Avoid Lawsuits”
  • Co-presenter at the MMRMA Risk Management Workshop, March 2012, presenting legal update on the Open Meetings Act
    “Michigan’s Waste Problems: How expansion of the Bottle Bill and other options could help defeat the dormant commerce clause and out-of-state waste,” Cooley Law Review, 2006