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Michael W. Hartmann

Senior Counsel
Deputy General Counsel




University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1975

University of Michigan, A.B., 1972

Bar Admissions

Michael Hartmann has extensive experience in accounting malpractice, legal malpractice, construction and supplier disputes. He has been a commercial litigator for more than 38 years, trying numerous cases before juries, judges and arbitrators. 

He currently represents a large regional accounting firm in professional matters and national contractors in a variety of construction issues.

Michael's role as the Deputy General Counsel of Miller Canfield allows him to put his many years of exceptional leadership and legal advocacy to use for the firm.

From February 2007 to April 2013, Michael was the Chief Executive Officer of the firm, successfully overseeing Miller Canfield's expansion into new and emerging markets like Canada, Mexico and China. Before he was CEO, he was the chairperson of the firm's managing directors for three years. 


University of Michigan Law School, J.D., magna cum laude

Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law 1995-present; 2013 Detroit Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants Lawyer of the Year

Benchmark Litigation, Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, 2010-2017

Michigan Super Lawyers, General Litigation, 2008; 2010-2014

DBusiness Magazine, Top Lawyers, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice and Professional Malpractice Law, 2011-present

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Professionalism Advisory Committee

Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, Former Board Member

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