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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

Michael Simoni’s practice covers all areas of business and commercial litigation. 

By focusing on providing comprehensive analyses of difficult legal and business issues, Michael strives to advance the most appropriate course of action for various clients in complex commercial cases. He has experience in litigating a wide variety of general commercial and business matters, with focuses in trademark, copyright and patent litigation, and securities law.

Representative Matters

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 experience in dealing with a host of federal issues, including commercial disputes, employment discrimination, securities fraud, patent, trademark and copyright infringement, and various procedural matters at both the trial and appellate level.

Michael has also gained expertise in the admissibility of expert testimony at trial and has authored and responded to numerous Daubert challenges in state and federal court.


Michigan Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Business Litigation 2013

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-present; 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

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

Old Newsboys’ Goodfellows Fund of Detroit

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)