Thomas B. Bourque

ISLN Member: 908889202

About Me

I have been representing people and businesses in court cases and litigation matters for over 35 years. I understand that it is a great privilege and responsibility to speak on behalf of someone else and I take that responsibility seriously.  My first job is to help you solve your legal problem in the most efficient and effective way possible. When a case requires a court fight, I believe in fighting only the issues worth fighting but fighting them aggressively and fairly. I believe that even an aggressive trial lawyer must still work to solve problems. Throughout my career I have helped people and businesses in various types of civil litigation.

As a lawyer for litigants I encourage facilitation, mediation and alternative dispute resolution whenever those resolution methods make sense. I have arbitrated various types of cases and sat as an arbitrator in business cases.

Based on my experience in the courtroom and in litigation, I also sit as a mediator for cases involving commercial litigation, real estate litigation, family law, and personal injury.  In addition to over three decades of litigation experience, I have completed the 40 hour mediator training course in order to become a more effective mediator.


1981, Florida (Retired)
1992, Michigan
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Eastern District of Michigan
Western District of Michigan

Community Service:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw – Big Brother 2016 – Present
Treasurer: First Congregational Church (2010-2016)
President: Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation (2005-2006)
Treasurer: Ann Arbor YMCA Board of Directors (2011-2015)
President: Burns Park Players (1998-2003)


Commercial Litigation

  • Business Contract Disputes
  • Non-Competition cases
  • Lease Disputes
  • Employment contracts, trade secrets and confidential information
  • Injunctions
  • Shareholder Disputes

Family Law

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody and Support
  • Property Division
  • Spousal Support
  • Paternity
  • Post Judgment Enforcement

Real Estate Litigation

  • Boundary Disputes
  • Title Problems and Defects
  • Easements
  • Adverse Possession and Acquiescence
  • Sales Disclosure Violations/Fraud
  • Construction Disputes and Defects
  • Partition of Jointly Owned Property
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Homeowners Associations
  • Summer resort Associations

Mediation & Facilitation

Personal Injury

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Property accidents
  • No-fault benefits
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