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Michael J. Hodge

Of Counsel




Detroit College of Law, J.D., 1975

Michigan State University, B.S. 1970

Bar Admissions

Michael Hodge has an extensive background in governmental, labor and commercial litigation with lengthy trial experience in state and federal courts and before the Michigan Insurance Bureau and other state administrative tribunals. He also handles election law matters and serves as a commercial litigation mediator.


Michigan Super Lawyers
Litigation Defense 2007-2008, 2012-2016
Employment & Labor 2006

Best Lawyers in America, Administrative/Regulatory Law 2008-present

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan, Standing Committee on Civil Procedure, 1991-94

Michigan State Bar Foundation, Fellow

American Inns of Court, Master

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

Ingham County Circuit Court, Commercial Litigation Mediator; Executive Committee Member

Lansing Community College, Advisory Committee, Legal Assistant Program, 1986-present; Member, Criminal Justice Leadership Academy, 1989-94

Michigan Statehood 150 Fund, Appointee, Sesquicentennial Celebration, 1985-86

Kiwanis Club, 1977-present

East Lansing, Michigan, Coordinator/Coach for children's basketball, baseball, softball programs, 1975-85

Governor's Task Force on Labor Relations, Appointee, 1986-87


Frequent speaker at Labor/Management seminars


Author, Local Government Law and Practice in Michigan, "Elections" chapter, published by the Michigan Municipal League and the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys, 1999