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Caroline B. Giordano





Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 2012

University of Michigan, Ph.D., 2008

Columbia University, B.A., 2001

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court

  • Eastern District of Michigan 

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Caroline Giordano's practice involves a variety of commercial and governmental litigation in both state and federal courts.

Since joining Miller Canfield, Caroline has been active in the firm's class action defense practice, and she has had extensive experience working on cases representing governmental clients at the trial and appellate level. Caroline has also worked on numerous matters involving business torts, contract disputes, non-compete and trade secret disputes, and copyright and trademark law.

While in law school, Caroline served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Helene N. White, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, where she gained first-hand knowledge of appellate procedure. Before becoming a lawyer, Caroline obtained a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature, and taught undergraduate courses on persuasive writing and critical reading.

Representative Matters


Michigan Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Business Litigation, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Wayne State University Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif; Wayne Law Review, Senior Note and Comment Editor 2011-2012, Assistant Editor, 2010-2011; Dean's Scholarship; John W. Reed Endowed Scholarship

University of Michigan, Ph.D., English Language & Literature; Horace H. Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, 2007-2008; Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies, 2002-2003

Columbia University, B.A., magna cum laude

Professional Activities

State Bar of Michigan

Federal Bar Association of Michigan

American Bar Association

Washtenaw County Bar Association

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

Girls Group (Ann Arbor), Board of Directors, 2015-2018

Leadership Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti, Class of 2015

International Society for the Study of Narrative Literature, 2004-2009

Northeast Modern Language Association, 2006-2008

Midwest Victorian Studies Association, 2006-2008

University of Michigan, Nineteenth-Century Forum, Steering Committee, 2003-2009


University of Michigan, Department of English, Lecturer Fall 2008-Winter 2009; Graduate Student Instructor 2003-2008


"Business Torts, A Fifty State Guide" (Co-editor - Michigan), Wolters Kluwer, 2014-present

"What to Expect From Michigan's Revised Uniform Arbitration Act" (Co-author Sonal Hope Mithani), State Bar of Michigan Litigation Newsletter, Summer 2013.

"Civil Recovery of Damages in Government Contracting Schemes: Some Underused Theories Can Lead to Large Recoveries," (Co-authors Irene Bruce Hathaway and Samantha S. Galecki), For the Defense, Defense Research Initiative, January 2013

"Uses of the Class Action Device in Autism Health Benefits Litigation, "58 Wayne Law Review 157 (2012)