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Thomas G. Costello



  • Bloomfield Hills, MI
  • 3910 Telegraph Road, Suite 200
  • Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
  • 248-593-5000
  • 248-593-5040 FAX

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Miscellaneous Errors & Omissions
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate


Wayne State University, J.D.
Member of the Trial Advocacy Program National Competition Team

Wayne State Univiersity, B.S.
Business Administration


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.

Thomas G. Costello is a principal with the Lipson Neilson law firm and has more than 24 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 commercial and business tort litigation, real estate litigation, and the defense of claims involving professional liability, miscellaneous E & O, Directors and Officers liability, and employment 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.  He is a member of the firm’s Management Committee, the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, the Oakland County Bar Association and PLUS.


He has written for various publications, including the Adcraft Roster, The Big Idea, and The Adcrafter.