Michael A. Schwartz

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Michael A. Schwartz

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Michael A. Schwartz

Michael Schwartz is a commercial litigator, helping his clients resolve disputes with creativity and pragmatic, business-focused thinking.

Michael handles a wide variety of litigation, including business and commercial disputes, insurance, real estate, employment, civil rights, and general liability claims. His extensive experience includes the successful representation of Fortune 500 insurers, national restaurant franchisees, real estate owners and developers, one of the Midwest’s largest banks, the Detroit Pistons, and numerous other businesses and non-profits.

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Bar Admissions

  • State of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Education

University of Georgia
Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2010

  • Notes Editor, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

University of Wisconsin – Madison
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History, 2004

  • Dean’s List
  • Pre-Law Society

Professional Groups

  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Insurance & Indemnity, Litigation, Labor & Employment, and Negligence Sections

Presentations

  • Don’t Strike Out: Navigating Attorney-Client Privilege Issues
    for In-House Counsel
    Association of Corporate Counsel (Michigan Chapter), May 2019
  • Innocence Lost – The Uncertain Equities of Rescission under Bazzi
    Insurance Alliance of Michigan Seminar, September 2018
  • Defending Claims in the Age of Orchestrated Treatment, Fraud and Kickbacks
    Saginaw Valley Adjusters Association Meeting, February 2018
  • Bahri – A New Dawn for Fraud Defense
    Insurance Institute of Michigan, Annual Claims Seminar, September 2016
  • Admire – Hopes, Dreams & Unintended Consequences
    Insurance Institute of Michigan, Annual Claims Seminar, 2015
  • New Statutory Fraud Provisions in Runner, Capper, Steerer Laws & Assigned Claims Plan
    Insurance Institute of Michigan, Annual Claims Seminar, 2014
  • Perfecting Settlements and Protecting Your Release
    Insurance Institute of Michigan, Annual Claims Seminar, 2013

Honors & Awards

  • 2021 Top Rated Lawyers – Corporate Counsel
  • Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch – 2021

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