Britton St. Onge works hard to resolve his clients’ legal tangles using creative, tailored, and cost-effective solutions without losing focus on the client’s overall business objectives. An ardent disciple of the view that winning the battle achieves little without winning the war, Britton recognizes there is much to be gained from careful thought and planning at the early stages of a new dispute, even before a lawsuit has been filed. He has deep experience with all stages of litigation, including first-chair trial experience (jury and bench), and enjoys crafting watertight legal and factual arguments that persuade the targeted audience of the force of his clients’ position. Britton’s legal experience before entering private practice exposed him to complex and nuanced jurisdictional disputes. That background gives him a deeper understanding of the federal judiciary, which he uses to his clients’ strategic advantage.
Britton had substantial experience before state and federal appellate courts, including with direct appeals after judgment, interlocutory appeals before judgment, and extraordinary-writ practice.
Since joining Polsinelli, Britton has served clients in a variety of ways, including representing them in litigation involving:
- Breach of contract / warranty disputes – particularly supply-chain disputes for manufacturers in various industries
- Disputes arising from mergers and acquisitions
- Claims under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and related state laws
- Trust and estate disputes
- Premises liability
Before joining Polsinelli, Britton served as a law clerk to Judge Richard A. Griffin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and Judge Stephen J. Murphy, III, of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. His background working closely with judges gives him a unique insight into the judicial decision-making process and allows him to better address the clients' specific needs.