Brian M. Akkashian



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Practice Areas

Commercial and Business Litigation Automotive Litigation
Shareholder Disputes
Employment Litigation
Business Counseling

Mr. Akkashian co-founded Paesano Akkashian Apkarian, P.C. in August of 2011 with his partner, Anthony Paesano.  Prior to that, Mr. Akkashian worked at Dickinson Wright PLLC for twelve years, the last nine as a partner in the Firm’s Commercial Litigation group.  Mr. Akkashian focuses his practice on commercial and business litigation, including customer-supplier disputes, automotive litigation, shareholder disputes, fraud, insurance defense, employment litigation and business torts. Mr. Akkashian also counsels clients on all aspects of their business affairs, including contract negotiation and formation, employment, compliance and many other issues.

Mr. Akkashian was named a Michigan Super Lawyer in Business Litigation from 2014 through 2019.  Mr. Akkashian has previously served as a member of the Executive Board of the Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of Michigan and as co-chair of its Complex Commercial Litigation Committee.  Mr. Akkashian has also published articles and presented seminars on various topics in commercial and business litigation. 


  • University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law, J.D., cum laude

  • Michigan State University, Administration/Pre-Law


  • State Bar of Michigan

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth District