Timothy G. Orlando

(586) 783-3300


Timothy Orlando is a veteran civil litigation attorney who spent the first 14 years of his legal career representing individuals and corporations in a diverse defense litigation practice where he gained experience representing clients in premises liability, automobile negligence, products liability, dram shop claims, subrogation claims, insurance coverage disputes, civil rights claims and toxic tort actions. In addition to his active trial court practice, Tim is an experienced civil appellate attorney, having successfully argued cases before the Michigan Court of Appeals.

Tim then transitioned into the commercial arena where he spent 15 years developing his skills as a commercial transactional and litigation attorney. Since joining Aloia & Associates, the focus of Tim’s practice has been in the areas of commercial transactions and litigation. Tim has an active general business practice, including: initial entity choice, formation, and operation; drafting and reviewing contracts; transactional services; drafting and reviewing buy/sell agreements; risk management; mergers and acquisitions; and dissolutions. Tim’s knowledge of real estate and business law is a key asset of the firm. Tim drafts and reviews real estate purchase documents, residential and commercial leases, loan documents, and he prepares applications for zoning matters before municipal planning commissions and zoning boards.

In addition to his transactional practice, Tim continues to represent clients in commercial disputes. Tim has represented clients in general civil actions for breach of contract, unjust enrichment, conversion, fraud, misrepresentation and sexual harassment. He has also represented clients in property damage claims based on both statutory and common law trespass. When business relationships have soured, Tim has litigated shareholder disputes and business dissolution actions.

In the real estate and construction areas, Tim has litigated contractual disputes between builders, subcontractors, suppliers and homeowners. Further, Tim has prosecuted and defended quiet title, slander of title actions, and foreclosure actions, as well as construction lien foreclosure actions and claims under the Michigan Builders’ Trust Fund Act. Tim also represents residential and commercial clients in property tax appeals before local boards of review and the Michigan Tax Tribunal.

Areas of Practice

ꞏ     Commercial Litigation
ꞏ     Corporate Law
ꞏ     Real Estate Transaction and Litigation
ꞏ     Insurance Coverage Litigation
ꞏ     Civil Appeals
ꞏ     Property Tax Appeals
ꞏ     Foreclosures
ꞏ     Contracts
ꞏ     Zoning


ꞏ     Super Lawyers Honoree, 2018 to present
ꞏ     dbusiness Top Lawyer, 2019 to present

Bar Admissions

ꞏ     Michigan, 1988
ꞏ     U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1988
ꞏ     U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1989


ꞏ     Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
ꞏ     J.D. – 1988
ꞏ     Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
ꞏ     B.S. (Magna Cum Laude) – 1984
ꞏ     Honors: Recipient – Wayne State University Merit Scholarship


ꞏ     Adjunct Professor, University of Phoenix, 1995 – 2003
ꞏ     Legal Aspects of Supervision
ꞏ     Business Law
ꞏ     Legal Environment of Business
ꞏ     Employment Law
ꞏ     Ethics in Management
ꞏ     Conflict Management Systems
ꞏ     Faculty Curriculum Coordinator for Undergraduate and Graduate Law & Ethics, 1999 – 2000

Professional Associations and Memberships

State Bar of Michigan, Member, 1988 – Present
American Bar Association, Member, 1988 – 1996
Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, Member, 1989 – 1996
Defense Research Institute, Member, 1989 – 1996
Case Evaluator for Macomb County Circuit Court, 2010 – 2014
Macomb County Bar Association, 2018 – Present
Pilot Bar Association, 2018 – Present
ꞏ     Member, Board of Directors, 2019 – Present
ꞏ     Secretary, 2019 – Present

Pro Bono Activities

ꞏ     Volunteer Mediator, 46th District Court, 1990 – 1997
ꞏ     Volunteer, Macomb County Food Program, 2009 – Present
ꞏ     Volunteer Judge, Michigan High School Mock Trial Tournament sponsored by Michigan Center for Civic Education

Community Involvement

ꞏ     Volunteer Coach, Fraser Youth Soccer Club 1998-2000
ꞏ     Manager, Michigan Burn Soccer Club, 2008-2013
ꞏ     De La Salle Collegiate Dad’s Club, 2005-2013
ꞏ     Volunteer, Macomb County Food Program 2009 – Present

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