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Andrew J. Brege

Phone: 517.886.3800
Fax: 517.886.9154

Andrew J. Brege is a shareholder in the Lansing office. He focuses his practice on municipal law, municipal liability and civil rights defense. Andy 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 principle 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.

Practice Areas

  • General Municipal Law
  • Zoning and Land Use
  • Constitutional Law and Civil Rights
  • Employment and Labor
  • Insurance Defense

Education

  • WMU Cooley Law School, J.D. magna cum laude, 2007
  • Alma College, B.A., 2003

Admitted to Practice

  • All courts for the State of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Awards

  • Selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, 2013-2018

Publications / Presentations

  • Co-Presenter at MMRMA Corrections Supervisor Training, October 2018
  • Open Meetings Act 101 presentation, Oakland Community Health Network Board Committee of the Whole, August 2018
  • 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 on Freedom of Information Act legal update, March 2016
  • Lenawee County Legal Update Training, presentation on the Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act, February 2015
  • Featured speaker at Joint Committee meetings of the MMRMA, presenting “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Litigation,” 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • 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, “Public Meetings: Working with the Public and Boards to Avoid Lawsuits,” March 2014
  • Co-presenter at the MMRMA Risk Management Workshop, legal update on the Open Meetings Act, March 2012
  • “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

Community Service

  • St. Michael's Knights of Columbus Council 7311
    Member