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 1987, J.D.
  • Wayne State University 1984, B.S.
  • Leadership Oakland 2014


The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2016-2022

Michigan Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2010-2021

DBusiness Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, Insurance Law, 2011-2013; Litigation-Commercial, 2013, 2017-2019, 2021; Trade Secrets, 2017-2018, 2020-2021


  • Michigan


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


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