Thomas G. Costello is a Principal with the Lipson Neilson law firm and has 30 years of experience counseling clients. He believes effective representation for clients requires an aggressive approach balanced against cost effectiveness and a focus on practical resolutions whenever possible.
While possessing a broad range of experience, Mr. Costello’s practice focuses in the areas of business tort and commercial litigation, real estate litigation, and the defense of claims involving professional liability, miscellaneous E & O, Directors and Officers liability, and employment litigation practices.
Mr. Costello has represented clients across many different industries on professional liability matters, including advertising agencies, accountants, attorneys, public relations firms, appraisers, collection agencies, employment agencies, franchisers, home inspectors, mortgage brokers/bankers/lenders/servicers and trustees, title agents, abstractors, appraisers, real estate agents and brokers, insurance agents and brokers, and property managers.
He regularly counsels small, medium and large companies regarding legal matters related to their general business operations.
Mr. Costello has served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan and he is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.
Mr. Costello is admitted to practice before all State of Michigan trial and appellate courts, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, and the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
He is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, the Oakland County Bar Association and the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS).