Phillip C. Korovesis
Phillip C. Korovesis is a shareholder practicing in Butzel Long's Detroit office. He is a graduate of Wayne State University (B.S., with distinction, 1984; J.D., cum laude, 1987). He is also a graduate of Leadership Oakland, Class XVIII, and has been recognized by Michigan Super Lawyers (Business Litigation) and the Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Litigation).
Mr. Korovesis' practice is focused on commercial disputes, with trial, litigation and consultation expertise in non-compete/trade secret disputes, product liability defense, life insurance claims and business and financial services industry disputes. Mr. Korovesis has successfully tried cases in state and federal courts in various parts of the country and has successfully represented clients in state and federal appellate courts. He has successfully arbitrated cases before the American Arbitration Association and The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
Mr. Korovesis is a Litigation Practice Group Leader and also serves as the Chair of the Firm's Trade Secret and Non-Compete Specialty Team which focuses on trade secret, non-compete and business tort litigation. Mr. Korovesis is a regular presenter on trade secret and non-compete issues to lawyers and other professionals. He is an active member of the Defense Research Institute in the commercial litigation, product liability and life insurance areas. He is a former President of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Federal Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Speaker and Co-author, "The Definitive Non-Compete Agreement," The Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Presented on January 25, 2011
Co-author, "Why Non-Compete Critics Are Singing the Wrong Song," For The Defense, March 2012
Co-author, Michigan chapter, "Trade Secrets and Agreements Not to Compete," Defense Research Institute (DRI) 2012
Co-author, "Under Attack: Why the Foes of Non-Compete Agreements Are Firing Blanks," The Voice - Defense Research Institute (DRI) - The Voice of the Defense Bar, Summer 2010
Contributing Editor to Products Liability Desk Reference: A Fifty-State Compendium, Morton F. Daller, Editor-in-Chief (Aspen Publishers)
Contributing Editor to Tort Law Desk Reference: A Fifty-State Compendium, Morton F. Daller, Editor-in-Chief (Aspen Publishers)
- Wayne State University Law School Law School 1987, J.D.
- Wayne State University Undergraduate 1984, B.S.
- Leadership Oakland 2014
The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2016-2019
Michigan Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2010-2018
DBusiness Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, Insurance Law, 2011-2013; Litigation-Commercial, 2013, 2017 & 2018; Trade Secrets, 2017 & 2018
Michigan Defense Trial Counsel - Vice-President, Board of Directors
Defense Research Institute - commercial litigation, product liability and life insurance areas
State Bar of Michigan
Oakland County Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan Negligence Law Section - Council
- Successfully obtained summary disposition for the defendant seller of a classic race car against plaintiff seeking $1 million for breach of contract and fraud
- Butzel Long attorney Phil Korovesis quoted in Crain's Detroit Business on Gilbert Title Company Case
- Legal tools, tips and advice for growing companies are focus of Butzel Long’s Detroit Business Symposium
- Butzel Long attorneys Phillip C. Korovesis and Bernard J. Fuhs co-author article in The Voice, a publication of The Voice of the Defense Bar
- Butzel Long attorney Phillip C. Korovesis elected Vice President of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel for 2010-2011
- Butzel Long attorney Phillip C. Korovesis publishes guest article in Michigan Defense Trial Counsel publication
- Butzel Long attorneys co-author Chapter in Defense Research Institute book on trade secrets and non-competes
- Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Best Practices Released: What Every Company Needs to Know to Protect Their Trade SecretsJuly 7, 2017
- June 22, 2017
- May 12, 2016
- April 28, 2016
- From Michigan to Washington: Proposed Legislation to Ban Non-Competes Could Have a Chilling Effect on Innovation and Economic GrowthMarch 12, 2015
- March 1, 2012
- Automation Alley Newsletter - Time to Review your Employment Agreements: “Expired” is not the same as “Terminated” when it comes to enforcing restrictive covenantsAugust 1, 2011
- Client Alert - Trade Secret and Non-Compete - Time to Review your Employment Agreements: “Expired” is not the same as “Terminated” when it comes to enforcing restrictive covenantsJuly 27, 2011
- August 1, 2009
- July 27, 2009