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Matthew W. Schlegel

Of Counsel
fax +1 313.309.6843

Matthew W. Schlegel represents individuals, businesses, and municipalities in resolving a broad range of civil disputes in both state and federal trial and appellate courts, including commercial, employment, construction, real estate, and personal injury claims.

Matt also assists clients in resolving disputes outside of court through alternative dispute resolution methodologies and serves as an arbitrator, facilitative mediator, and case evaluator through various courts and organizations.


J.D., Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, 1984
B.A., with Honors, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York, 1976


AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Super Lawyers – Michigan (Civil Litigation Defense), 2009

DBusiness Magazine Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit (Litigation), 2010

Corporate Counsel Super Lawyers (Alternative Dispute Resolution), 2010


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

Former Master, Oakland County Bar Association Inns of Court

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
  • 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)