Thomas P. Vincent serves as President and Chief Executive officer of Plunkett Cooney. While remaining an active trial attorney, Mr. Vincent dedicates a significant amount of his time to managing the firm’s 140 attorneys and 300 employees in 11 offices across Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

A longtime member of the Plunkett Cooney Board of Directors, Mr. Vincent is focused on achieving the firm’s mission of providing world class service to clients, recruiting and retaining high quality attorneys and staff, and giving back to the communities in which firm members live and work.

For over 40 years, Mr. Vincent has successfully represented Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, and many other clients in the areas of business litigation, complex general litigation, and employment litigation in both state and federal courts. His alternative dispute resolution practice includes completing the ICLE 40-hour General Civil Mediation Training. Mr. Vincent is a former Chief Trial Attorney for the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office, and he has received numerous honors, including many of the most prestigious peer review ratings available in the legal profession.

Representative Client Work

  • Tried over 100 cases to jury verdict
  • Represents financial institutions in business litigation and complex general litigation matters
  • Represents high net worth individuals and private client group members for several international insurance carriers in employment law and other sensitive legal matters 
  • Represents a number of large retailers throughout the state in employment law and general litigation matters, including false arrest, malicious prosecution and premises liability
  • Represents corporations and other employers in employment law actions involving claims of race, age, and gender discrimination, as well as cases involving breach of contract, FMLA and wage and hour violations
  • Represents corporations in business litigation matters, including actions for breach of contract, conversion, copyright infringement, fraud, money laundering and RICO violations
  • Represents corporations in class action litigation involving employment law, environmental contamination, nuisance and trespass
  • Represents numerous clients in wrongful death actions
  • Represents private schools and public school districts in matters involving employment law, ethnic intimidation, premises liability, teacher/employee misconduct and sexual assaults
  • Represents colleges and universities in employment law and a variety of other litigation filed by faculty, staff and students


  • ICLE 40-hour General Civil Mediation Training

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America)

Community Involvement

  • Detroit Regional Chamber (Board of Directors, member)
  • Angela Hospice (Legal Counsel)
  • Mercy High School (Board of Trustees, member)
  • Mary Angela Run, Benefiting Angel's Place (Board of Directors, member)
  • St. Fabian (School Board, member)
  • University of Detroit Jesuit High School (Legal Counsel)
  • Gesu Parish (Board of Regents, Co-Chair)



  • Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., 1981
  • Wayne State University, B.A., 1977


  • Michigan, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 1987


Honors & Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation, 2013 - 2024
  • Corp! Magazine Most Valuable Professional, 2019
  • Leading Lawyer in Commercial Litigation, Leading Lawyers Magazine Michigan, 2015 - Present
  • Leading Michigan Business Lawyers, Leading Lawyers Magazine Michigan, 2021
  • Marquis Who's Who in America, 2021-2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating-AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Michigan Super Lawyer in Business Litigation; Michigan Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2018, 2021
  • Top Lawyer in Commercial Litigation, dbusiness Magazine
  • Top Lawyer in Business Litigation, dbusiness Magazine
  • Top Lawyer in Labor & Employment, dbusiness Magazine
  • Top Lawyer in Litigation, dbusiness Magazine


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