Steven Susser

Steven Susser

P:  248.283.0734


“If I had more time, I would write a shorter letter.’ I like this adage because it captures my approach to litigation. Less can be more but this requires thought and preparation in advance to separate the key issues from the ones that do not matter. When a client comes to me with a problem and a goal, I take pleasure and pride in figuring out how to get the optimal solution with the greatest efficiency.”


  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • ITC Litigation


  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 1990
  • A.B., University of Michigan, 1986


  • United States Supreme Court
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Eastern District of Michigan
  • Southern District of New York
  • District of Colorado


  • Argued seminal KSR v. Teleflex patent case for Teleflex before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals (decision for Teleflex)
  • First chair defending vitamin company in jury patent lawsuit filed by Bausch & Lomb in Rochester, NY (settled favorably during trial)
  • First chair in bench trial for plaintiff on patent matter involving computer wafer holder in Riverside, California (decision for defendant on invalidity)
  • First chair in trademark jury trial for plaintiff in Detroit, Michigan (verdict for plaintiff)
  • First chair in jury trial for plaintiff in trade secret and breach of contract claim involving cross car beams in Detroit, Michigan ($10,000,000 verdict for plaintiff)
  • First chair for plaintiff in bench trial on noncompetition agreement in Michigan state court (decision for plaintiff)
  • First chair for defendant in patent case in Milwaukee, Wisconsin involving plastic crates (decision for defendant on summary judgment)
  • First chair for defendant maker of CPAP machines in International Trade Commission Proceeding in Washington, D.C. (settled favorably)


  • Dbusiness Magazine’s Top Lawyers (2016-2022)
  • Recognized in the 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America – in the practice area of Litigation Intellectual Property  – recognized since 2018
  • Top 100 Attorneys in Michigan, Super Lawyers (2015-2016, 2018-2020)
  • Top Attorneys in Michigan, Super Lawyers (2007-2009, 2011-2021)
  • AV®Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating, Martindale Hubbell


  • “Patents for Business Lawyers,” Laches, Feb. 2018
  • “Rules for Successful Cross-Examination,” Michigan Bar Journal, Oct. 2017
  • “Creating Value From Medical Innovation,” Oakland County Medical Society Bulletin, Sept./Oct. 2015
  • “Rethinking Depositions,” Michigan Bar Journal, July 2014
  • “Contingency and Referral Fees for Business Disputes,” Michigan Bar Journal, Nov. 2011
  • “Effective Use of Demonstrative Exhibits and Demonstrative Aids,” Michigan Bar Journal, Nov. 2000