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Michael C. Simoni





Wayne State University Law School, J.D. 2006

University of Michigan, B.A. 2003

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals

  • Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court

  • Eastern District of Michigan
  • Western District of Michigan
  • Northern District of Illinois
  • Northern District of Ohio


Michael C. Simoni is an experienced business attorney specializing in sophisticated commercial and intellectual property litigation, with focuses in high tech industries as well as the energy and oil and gas sectors.

With a decade of litigation experience, Michael focuses on providing comprehensive analyses of difficult legal and business issues, and strives to advance the most appropriate course of action for various clients in complex commercial cases. He has represented large and small clients in business, trademark, patent, trade secret, copyright, antitrust, environmental, UCC, petroleum marketing, mass tort, contract, securities, and product liability matters. Michael’s practice reaches beyond Michigan, having represented clients throughout the United States in both state and federal court.

Prior to joining Miller Canfield, Michael clerked for the Honorable Lawrence P. Zatkoff of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. His clerkship experience provides a unique insight into the judicial decision making process that allows Michael to effectively and efficiently advocate for his clients. Michael has also developed an expertise in the admissibility of expert testimony at trial, and has authored and responded to numerous Daubert challenges in state and federal court.

Michael has been recognized as a rising star in business and intellectual property litigation, and is frequently retained as local counsel by leading international law firms for his expertise and relationships with the federal judiciary in Michigan.

Representative Matters

Michael has extensive experience in a variety of intellectual property, commercial, oil and gas, and class action litigation in both state and federal court as noted below


Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star, Business and Intellectual Property Litigation, 2013-15

Wayne State University Law School, magna cum laude; Wayne Law Review, Senior Note & Comment Editor/Assistant Editor; Dean's Scholar; Order of the Coif; Silver Key Certificate

Professional Activities

American Bar Association, Securities Litigation Committee, Programming Subcommittee co-chair 2011-13; Appellate Practice Committee, Membership and Diversity Subcommittee chairperson 2009-2011; Intellectual Property Litigation Committee

Federal Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

Macomb County Bar Association

Michigan Intellectual Property American Inn of Court

Catholic Lawyers Society

Italian American Bar Association of Michigan

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

Old Newsboys’ Goodfellows Fund of Detroit, Board of Directors

University of Michigan Alumni Association

Federalist Society


"The Confusion Continues over Key Word Confusion," (Co-author A. Michael Palizzi), American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, Landslide, September/October 2012

"Tuning Up the Motor City: The Viability of Restructuring Detroit's Oppressive Property Tax System within the Boundaries of Michigan's Constitution," 51 Wayne L. Rev. 1309 (2005)