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Matthew W. Schlegel

Of Counsel


500 Woodward Ave
Suite 3500
Detroit, MI 48226
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Fax: 313.309.6843
J.D., Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, 1984
B.A., with Honors, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York, 1976
State Bar Licenses
Court Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Michigan
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Michigan
U.S. District Ct., C.D. of Illinois

Matthew W. Schlegel

Of Counsel

Matthew W. Schlegel is a trial lawyer specializing in civil litigation. He has substantial experience in both state and federal court, with an emphasis on contract and business tort disputes. He has represented businesses, municipalities and individuals in resolving a broad range of civil disputes, including commercial, employment, construction, real estate, franchise, securities, and personal injury claims. Matt also is active in attempts to resolve disputes outside of court through alternative dispute resolution methodologies and serves as an arbitrator, facilitative mediator and case evaluator through various courts and organizations.

Matt holds the highest AV© Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell for ethics and legal ability. He was honored with recognition in the Michigan 2009 edition of Super Lawyers magazine in the area of Civil Litigation Defense, in the Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit 2010 edition of DBusiness magazine in the area of Litigation, and again in the Corporate Counsel 2010 edition of Super Lawyers magazine in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Matt previously served as a Master in the Oakland County Bar Association’s Inns of Court program.

Published Works:

  • Mediation: When, Not If, Laches, May, 2009
  • Colorado River Doctrine, Laches, April, 1996
  • Co-author, Litigating Tortious Interference Claims, The Brief, Summer, 1988
  • Co-author, Strategies for Litigating Tortious Interference Claims in Employer/Employee Context, Laches, August, 1988

Representative Cases:

  • Trak Auto Corp. v. West Town Center, 367 F.2nd 237 (4th Cir. 2004)
  • Farmington Casualty Co. v. Cyberlogic Technologies, Inc., 996 F.Supp. 695 (E.D. Mich. 1998)
  • Advance Watch Co. Ltd. v. Kemper National Life Ins. Co., 878 F.Supp. 1034 (E.D. Mich. 1995)
  • Barber v. SMH (US), Inc., 202 Mich. App. 366 (1993)
  • Admiral Merchants Motor Freight, Inc. v. Mich. Dept. of Labor, 149 Mich. App. 344 (1986)
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
American Arbitration Association
American Bar Association
State Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan
Defense Research Institute
Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, Inc.
Oakland Country Bar Association