Chip Behler is a seasoned "bet-the-company" litigator who successfully represents governmental agencies, businesses, construction contractors, design professionals, and real estate owners and developers in complex commercial litigation and matters involving personal injury, real estate, breach of contract claims, construction defects, construction accidents, architectural and engineering intellectual property issues, and employment claims. He also is a well-regarded counselor with extensive experience in risk avoidance and contract drafting and negotiation for those in government and the construction industry. Chip is regularly sought after to defend lawyers and law firms against claims of legal malpractice, malicious prosecution, and other related issues.
In addition, Chip is a certified commercial and construction arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.
Chip's honors include being listed in "Michigan Super Lawyers", "Best Lawyers in America", Benchmark Litigation, and he is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Chip has a passion for motorcycling and has ridden to all 49 continental states, nine Canadian provinces, and much of Europe. In addition to decades and hundreds of thousands of miles of riding experience, he has had extensive training including attendance at Motorcycle Safety Foundation courses, the Ride Like a Pro class, police motorcycle training, and Superbike School. Chip represents plaintiffs, defendants, and governmental roadway authorities in motorcycle crash litigation throughout the state of Michigan.
In addition to motorcycling, Chip enjoys cooking, wine collecting, golf, snow skiing, the arts, and spending time with his family. He has two adult sons, both of whom are married, and five grandchildren.