Attorney Marc Saurbier

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Trucking Industry
  • Auto Accident Litigation
  • Business
  • Police Tactics
  • Criminal Defense
  • Estate & Probate

Education

  • University of Detroit School Of Law, J.D.
  • Michigan State University, B.A.

Contact

(586) 447 - 3733

(586) 447 · 3755

SaurbierM@Saurbier.com

Marc D. Saurbier

Partner

Marc D. Saurbier has 29 years of experience in multiple areas. As a litigation attorney he has dedicated his practice to the defense of physicians and hospitals, trucking companies, and insurance companies, but he has also regularly represented businesses and individuals. This has allowed him to gain broad experience, and over his career Mr. Saurbier has litigated cases in medical malpractice, automobile and truck accidents, commercial fire and property damage, slip and fall/personal injury, contracts, commercial cargo, commercial and residential construction, criminal and driving offenses. Mr. Saurbier has also written appeals to the Michigan Court of Appeals, Michigan Supreme Court, and U.S. Sixth Circuit. He has an I.C.L.E. Certificate in Estate Planning.  

Mr. Saurbier was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan in 1959. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University in 1982, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit School Of Law in 1986. He is admitted to practice in all Michigan courts, including the Federal District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, as well as the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Saurbier is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, and he is a member of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, and the Trucking Industry Defense Association.

Mr. Saurbier resides in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan with his wife and two sons. He has practiced martial arts for years, and volunteers as an instructor at a martial arts school in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, where he also conducts free physical fitness classes that are open to the public.  Additional hobbies include sailing, bicycling, gardening, and hiking.


Recent Presentations & Publications

  • TIDA Annual State Law Summaries – Michigan Law, 2000 – Present  
  • “When is an Independent Contractor Still Considered an Employee Under the Economic Reality Test?” Presenter; Saurbier Law Firm, P.C., Annual Legal Seminar,  The Parade Company; May 5, 2017
  • “When You Crash, Whose Insurance Covers What?” Presenter; Saurbier Law Firm, P.C., Annual Legal Seminar,  The Parade Company; May 5, 2017
  • “Important Updates About No-Fault-Mike’s – New Airplane,” Presenter; Saurbier Law Firm, P.C., Annual Legal Seminar, DNR Outdoor Adventure Center; May 13, 2016
  • Newsflash: “Michigan Supreme Court Holds that Peer Review Privilege Protects ‘Objective Facts’ Contained in Incident Reports,” April, 2015
  • “Policy, Procedure, Peer Review: What is and is not Protected as the Law Stands Today,” Presenter; Saurbier & Siegan, P.C., Annual Legal Seminar, Detroit Public Library; May 29, 2015
  • Newsflash: “Court of Appeals Divides Peer Review Privilege by Requiring Production of Factual Statements in Incident Reports,” January, 2014.
  • “Legislative Changes to DNR Directives,” Presenter; Saurbier & Siegan, P.C., Annual Legal Seminar, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Detroit Branch; May 1, 2014
  • “Michigan No-Fault Insurance Reform Will Mean Big Changes,” Presenter; Saurbier & Siegan, P.C., Annual Legal Seminar, Detroit Athletic Club; May 3, 2013
  • “Reigning In Proximate Causation,” Presenter; Saurbier & Siegan, P.C., Annual Legal Seminar, Detroit Zoo – Ford Educational Center; June 1, 2012
  • Newsflash: “Michigan Supreme Court Reverses Court of Appeals Preserving Probability Element of Proximate Causation,” December, 2011
  • “Possible Cause vs. Probably Cause; Case Filing Statistics and Trends Update,” Presenter; Saurbier & Siegan, P.C., Annual Legal Seminar,  Detroit Historical Museum; May 13, 2011
  • “Reforming Tort Reform: The New Supreme Court’s Quest to Undo Medical Malpractice Legislation,” Presenter; Saurbier & Siegan, P.C., Annual Legal Seminar; Henry Ford Estate
  • “Conquering the Lost Opportunity Doctrine in Light of Stone; Be Aware of Hidden Non-Lost Opportunity Claims,” Presenter; Saurbier & Siegan, P.C., Annual Legal Seminar,  Meadowbrook Hall;  May 15, 2009
  • “Is a Direct Match a Match?” Presenter; Saurbier & Siegan, P.C., Annual Legal Seminar, Ford Conference Center;  June 29, 2007
  • “Primer on the Effective Use of Estate Planning,” Presenter; Saurbier & Siegan, P.C., Annual Legal Seminar, Country Club of Detroit; May 26, 2006
  • “Plaintiffs’ Theory of “Equitable Tolling,” Presenter; Saurbier & Siegan, P.C., Annual Legal Seminar, Country Club of Detroit; December 3, 2005
  • “Calculating the Statute of Limitations,” Saurbier & Siegan, Annual Legal Seminar, Country Club of Detroit; December 3, 2005

Affiliations & Activities

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Federal District Court, Eastern & Western Michigan
  • Federal District Court, Idaho
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel