BRIAN V. BOEHNE is an Associate Attorney at Vandeveer Garzia and focuses his practice on civil litigation defense matters involving catastrophic first-party automobile disputes, third-party automotive claims, premises liability claims, and general negligence, representing various national clients and several major insurance carriers throughout the State of Michigan. Brian also has no-fault and bodily injury trial experience in each of the tri-county circuit courts. Brian worked full-time as a paralegal while earning his undergraduate degree at Wayne State University. Brian serves as a Case Evaluator in Oakland County and Macomb County.
Wayne State University, B. A., Geography/Urban Studies, magna cum laude, 2009
University of Toledo College of Law, J.D. 2011
State Bar of Michigan 2012
United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan 2013
United States District Court, Western District of Michigan 2018
State Bar of Michigan, LGBTQA section
Detroit Bar Association
Oakland County Bar Association
Stonewall Bar Association
Hall v Fitness International and Osborne
Tina Battle and Brian Boehne obtained summary disposition, with prejudice, in the Wayne County Circuit Court, on Plaintiff’s claims for negligence and gross negligence for personal injuries allegedly sustained during a personal training session at Defendants’ fitness facility. The Motion for Summary Disposition argued that Plaintiff’s claims for negligence were barred by a Release of Liability signed by Plaintiff. The Court found that the language of the Release of Liability was prominently displayed and determined that the intention of Defendants to disclaim liability was clearly expressed. Further, the Court found that there was no genuine issue of material fact that Plaintiff had signed the Release of Liability and that it was fairly and knowingly made. With respect to the Plaintiff’s claims for gross negligence, the Court found that there was no genuine issue of material fact that Plaintiff failed to establish a cause of action for gross negligence in that Defendants did not engage in conduct so reckless as to demonstrate a substantial lack of concern for whether an injury resulted. Plaintiff alleged a claim for damages in excess of $300,000.