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Brandon Pellegrino concentrates his practice on defending Global 500 companies in product liability litigation throughout the country. He also has extensive experience defending allegations related to automobile negligence, commercial, complex construction and insurance matters. Regardless of the allegation that he is defending, Brandon has his clients' best interests in mind and is a key strategist for each case team of which he is a member.

Brandon has significant hands-on, practical experience including, but not limited to both offensive and defensive written discovery; the identification, collection, review, and production of documents; along with briefing and arguing motions to compel, motions for protective order, and dispositive motions. Additionally, Brandon has been involved with and handled development and execution of case strategy, expert witness retention and preparation, case evaluations, mediations, pre-trial motions and briefs and arbitrations. 

Brandon is a thought leader in the e-discovery field and writes on topics related to document preservation and production. He is also an active member of the Defense Research Institute's Young Lawyers Committee.

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2014

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D., 2014

    Book Awards in Applied Theory and Analysis, Secured Transactions, and Basic Federal Income Tax

  • Michigan State University, B.A., 2010

Professional Associations

    • Defense Research Institute
      —Young Lawyers Committee, Chair, Publications, 2021 – 2023
      —Young Lawyers Council, 2022 – 2023
      —Young Lawyers Committee, Chair, Online Communities, 2020
      —DRI Annual Meeting Marketing Liaison, 2019
      —Young Lawyers Committee, Chair, Online Education Subcommittee, 2019
      —Young Lawyers Division, Chair, Webcast Subcommittee, 2018
      —Young Lawyers Committee, 2016–2017
    • American Bar Association
      —Young Lawyers Division, 2017
    • State Bar of Michigan
      —Litigation and Business Law Sections, 2015
    • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
      —Assistant Editor, Michigan Defense Trial Newsletter, 2021


    • Best Lawyers
      —Ones to Watch: Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2021 – 2024
    • Super Lawyers Magazine
      —Michigan Rising Stars, 2023
    • Bowman and Brooke Trial Skills College
      —Outstanding Motion in Limine Memorandum, 2020

Recent News, Events and Blogs

Speaking Engagements

  • "Navigating Historic Changes to Michigan No-Fault," Co-Presenter, Client Webinar, June 2020


  • “NHTSA Begins Regulation of ADS Technology: An Overview of Amendments to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards,” Co-Author, The Brief Case: DRI Committee News, May 2022 
  • “Driving Successfully Through a Construction Zone: Maximizing the Value of Your Client’s Case Evaluation Summary in Michigan,” Author, The Brief Case: DRI Committee News, March 2022
  • "Michigan’s New Statute Criminalizing Sale of Nonfunctional Airbags Not Likely to Apply to OEMs," Co-Author, Legal Alert, December 2020
  • "Important Tips for Protecting Your Client's Interests - Virtually," Co-Author, DRI Raising the Bar, November 2020
  • “What Do You Control? Document Preservation and Production Under Federal Rule 34," Co-Author, Michigan Defense Trial Counsel Quarterly, April 2017