Michael is a trial attorney and shareholder in Smith Haughey’s Litigation Practice Group. He focuses his litigation practice on professional liability defense and commercial litigation. As an attorney in Smith Haughey’s Grand Rapids office, Michael takes a proactive, results-oriented approach to litigation in order to obtain positive results for his clients. He has tried cases to juries in both state and federal courts in Michigan.
Michael focuses his practice primarily on the defense of lawyers faced with legal malpractice claims. In his role as a professional liability defense attorney, Michael has also successfully defended accountants, architects, engineers, land surveyors, real estate agents, insurance agents and brokers, and professional trustees faced with claims of professional negligence. He regularly represents attorneys in contempt proceedings and before the Attorney Grievance Commission.
Michael lives in Grand Rapids with his wife and two daughters. In his free time, he enjoys golf, vacationing in Northern Michigan, and spending time with friends and family.