Michael D. Wiese



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.


State Bar of Michigan, 2014

Eastern District of Michigan, 2014

Western District of Michigan, 2014

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


Indiana University (J.D., 2013)

Central Michigan University (M.A., 2009)

Albion College (B.A., 2008)


Selected as an "Up and Coming Lawyer" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly (2018)

Listed in Best Lawyers (2021, 2022) - Insurance Law

Listed in Best Lawyers (2022) - Commercial Litigation


State Bar of Michigan, Appellate and Litigation Sections

Michigan Defense Trial Counsel

Board of Directors, Central Michigan University Young Alumni