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automotive supply chain litigation lawyer Michigan
Edward A. Frankfort     Member

Mr. Frankfort concentrates his practice in automotive supply chain and complex commercial litigation, representing business clients in contract disputes, intellectual property, supplier disputes, trade secrets and business torts, employment, real property, injunction proceedings and related matters in state and federal courts through litigation and trial.  He further advises clients with contract drafting, terms and conditions, negotiations, strategy and risk management, along with general business matters and also serves as Outside General Counsel.  Mr. Frankfort has also represented clients on various matters in Europe.

Mr. Frankfort formed Frankfort Law Group PLC to serve business clients and provide expertise, experience, excellence and efficiency.  His clients range from closely held, to middle-market, to Fortune 500, across a spectrum of industries, including automotive, aerospace, high-tech, information technology, manufacturing and software.  He takes a special interest in automotive supply chain issues and disputes.

Mr. Frankfort has been recognized by DBusiness Top Lawyers, Michigan SuperLawyers, SuperLawyers National Business Edition, America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, Litigation Counsel of America, and has been named to the Michigan Top 100 Lawyers List in Michigan SuperLawyers.  SuperLawyers, a Thomson Reuters company, annually rates lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement limited to the top five percent in the state, of which group the highest scoring attorneys are named to the top lists.  The Top 100 Lawyers List ranks the Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan.  Mr. Frankfort has been recognized by Michigan SuperLawyers every year since 2010 and has been named to the Michigan Top 100 Lawyers List three times for 2023, 2021 and 2015.  Prior to founding Frankfort Law Group PLC, he was a partner at Detroit-based Bodman PLC.


University of Michigan

University of Toledo College of Law

Representative Clients:

BorgWarner Inc.

Boyd Corporation

Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc.

Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc.

Gehring, L.P.

Hegenscheidt MFD Corp.

ISI Robotics, Inc.

Johnson Electric North America, Inc.

Logicalis, Inc.


Metaldyne Performance Group, Inc.



Michigan 1995

United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan

United States District Court Western District of Michigan

United States District Court Northern District of Ohio

United States Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals Federal Circuit

Published Decisions:

Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc v Daikin America, Inc, 568 FSupp 3d 846 (ED MI 2021)

Northstar v Exhibit Enterprises, Inc, 364 FSupp 2d 648 (ED MI 2005)

Glasstech v Chicago Blower Corp, 675 FSupp 2d 752 (ND OH 2009)

Yaldu v Bank of America Corp, 700 FSupp 2d 832 (ED MI 2010)


American Inns of Court - Oakland County Chapter

Federal Bar Association - Eastern District of Michigan Chapter

Federal Bar Association - Eastern District of Michigan Court Historical Society

Litigation Counsel of America

Oakland County Bar Association (Business Court & Counsel Committee)

Oakland County Bar Foundation

State Bar of Michigan (Business, International Law, Litigation Sections)




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