Mr. Dunn is a trial attorney focusing on business litigation.

He prosecutes and defends business disputes. His significant business litigation experience includes business ownership oppression litigation, employment litigation, sales representative commission disputes, supplier-focused automotive litigation, and trademark infringement actions. He also serves as outside general counsel to numerous businesses and business owners and advises corporate executives and boards on a wide variety of matters.

Mr. Dunn served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office prior to joining Howard & Howard. He is also a commissioned officer in the United States Army Reserve JAG Corps, where he has served as a prosecutor and military magistrate for extended periods on active duty in the U.S. and abroad. As a civilian and military prosecutor, Mr. Dunn was lead trial counsel on dozens of jury and bench trials, attaining many convictions.  

Mr. Dunn received his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School in 2005 and his B.A. (Phil), magna cum laude, from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY in 2002. He studied in Ireland at University College Cork. He has completed the U.S. Army Officer Basic Course, Officer Advanced Course, Basic Airborne Course, Air Assault Course, and Command & General Staff College.

Some examples of recent successes include the following:

In 2017, Mr. Dunn obtained a settlement of $2,614,000 in post-termination payments for a commissioned sales representative client who was terminated by his automotive components supplier principle in violation of the terms of his written contract.  Mr. Dunn also obtained a $1,600,000 settlement for the plaintiff in a Federal court trademark infringement action, which resolved after Mr. Dunn obtained offensive summary judgment concerning his client’s Lanham Act claim.

In 2016, Mr. Dunn obtained settlements of $1,700,000 and $1,200,000 for two different individual shareholder clients, both of whom had been suddenly terminated and frozen out by the majority shareholders of their respective companies.  Mr. Dunn also obtained a settlement of over $2,000,000 net in favor of the Firm’s Tier-1 automotive supplier client on its breach of contract counter-claim after two years of Federal court litigation.
In 2015, Mr. Dunn served as trial counsel on behalf of a Tier-1 automotive supplier in a five-week Federal court jury trial that resulted in a jury verdict of over $2,000,000 net in favor of his client on its breach of contract counter-claim.
In 2014, Mr. Dunn obtained dismissal by summary judgment in favor of defendant companies in a Federal court action brought under ERISA by a plaintiff seeking in excess of $1,500,000, which was affirmed on appeal in 2015.
In 2010, Mr. Dunn served as lead trial counsel for the plaintiff in a civil fraud case, which resulted in a trial verdict of $2,905,000 in favor of his client, which was affirmed on appeal in 2011.

Stephen P. Dunn

450 West Fourth Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067-2557
Office: (248) 723-0424
Fax: (248) 645-1568