Robert F. Magill, Jr., LLB, LLM

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Phone: (734) 995-2500
Fax: (734) 995-4798

Since coming to Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1973, Bob has successfully helped non-profit organizations, businesses and individuals with lawsuits and transactions. His work is primarily in litigation, business transactions and real estate. He is known as a strong and able litigator with a deep knowledge of the law.

Among Bob's successes is a case that received national publicity, when he defended the publication by a non-profit publisher of a book on the Shroud of Turin. He also won a zoning case at the Michigan Supreme Court that established new constitutional law.

Bob helps business start-ups and represents clients in all types of business transactions including the purchase and sale of existing businesses. He represents business and non-profit clients in commercial and real estate transactions and disputes. Bob has also helped many individuals recover damages in personal injury claims.

In addition to his busy practice, Bob enjoyed being an adjunct professor at Ave Maria School of Law, teaching Business Organizations (agency, partnership, corporation, limited liability company).

Areas Of Practice

  • Business & Commercial Transactions
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Real Estate
  • Zoning

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1968
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 1971
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998


  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968 , LLB
  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York, 1970, LLM
  • Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1965 , AB.

Published Works

  • "The Unintended Partnership: From Beecher to Byker and Beyond" The Michigan Business Law Journal, Vol 33, p. 24, Summer 2013
  • "The Beginner's Guide to Jury Selection: Preview and Preparation," Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 67, No. 10, Page 1002, Oct., 1988
  • "Organizing for Trial," Res Ipsa Loquitur, Vol. 21, No. 2, August, 1988
  • "Issues Under Federal Rules of Evidence 803(18): The Learned Treatise Exception to the Hearsay Rule," St. John's Journal of Legal Commentary, Vol. 9, p. 49, Fall, 1993
  • "Account Stated," Cause of Action Formbook (ICLE)

Representative Cases

  • YCUA and The Christman Company vs MeadWestvaco Air Systems, Bioclimatic Air Systems, et al. (2008 WL 2397651, E.D.Mich.)
  • Charter Township of Delta v. Dinolfo, 351 N.W.2d 831 (Mich. 1984)
  • Krupp PM Engineering, Inc. v. Honeywell, Inc., 530 N.W.2d 146 (Mich.App. 1995)
  • Heller v Servant Publications US Dist Ct ED Mich 1982

Representative Clients

  • Servant Ministries
  • The Word of God Community
  • Jobo Fototechic
  • Bioclimatic Air Systems

Professional and Civic Associations

  • Washtenaw County Bar Association (Member)
  • State Bar of Michigan Member (Committee on Constitutional Law ; Sections of Litigation, Business, and Real Property)
  • His Eye Is On The Sparrow, Inc. (President)
  • Michigan and Washtenaw County Associations for Justice
  • Catholic Social Services, Washtenaw County, 1980 - 1984 (Board)
  • Urban Planning League, 1971 - 1972 (Board)
  • Fraternity: Zeta Psi


  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Ave Maria School of Law: Business Organizations