Barry S. Fagan

Barry S. Fagan

Royal Oak, Michigan
800-219-1570 (Toll free)

Mr. Fagan is a recognized expert in the State of Michigan in the area of employment law, civil rights litigation, and personal injury claims. He has many years of experience representing people who are victims of employment discrimination, retaliation for engaging in whistleblowing activities, mistreatment by the police, and personal injury. Mr. Fagan has achieved significant jury trial verdicts and million dollar settlements on behalf of his clients.

Mr. Fagan is the current Chairperson of the Employment Discrimination Committee for the Michigan Association for Justice and a member of its Executive Board.

Mr. Fagan is a frequent lecturer at seminars through the Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the Michigan Association for Justice and has given presentations on topics including Trial Skills, Proving Damages in Employment Discrimination Cases, "Investigating the Egregious Harassment Case," "The Ultimate Trial Notebook for Employment Attorneys," and "The Ten Biggest Mistakes My Opponents Make."

Mr. Fagan is an appointed case evaluator for the Wayne County Circuit Court. He is a member of many professional organizations, including the Michigan Association for Justice and the National Employment Lawyers Association.

Mr. Fagan has a Preeminent "AV" rating by Martindale-Hubbell® (highest Peer Review Rating for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability).

Mr. Fagan has been selected as a "Michigan Super Lawyer" by FindLaw and was selected for inclusion by his peers in "The Best Lawyers in America®"in the field of Labor and Employment Law. He was also selected by dbusiness as one of the 'Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit".

Areas of Practice

  • Age Discrimination
  • Employment Law
  • Discrimination
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination
  • Disability Discrimination
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Whistleblower Litigation
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Employment Termination
  • Severance Agreements
  • Civil Rights
  • Legal Malpractice

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1982


  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1982
  • Michigan State University
    • B.S. - 1979
    • Honors: With Honors

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America in Employment Law-Individuals and Litigation
  • America's Best Law Firms by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report
  • "Area's Top Lawyers" by Crain's Detroit Business
  • "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Michigan Super Lawyer
  • DBusiness "Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit"

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan, Negligence and Labor Sections, Member
  • Michigan Association for Justice, Executive Board Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • Michigan Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • Michigan Association for Justice, Chair, Employment Discrimination Committee