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Michael J. Hamblin

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Phone: (248) 792-5475
Fax: (248) 246-2130

40900 Woodward Ave, #111
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304

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I focus my practice on litigation cases, employment law cases, business law, and helping clients with personal legal issues.

My practice is based in the Detroit, Michigan suburb of Bloomfield Hills. Given my location, I work with clients mostly in the Metro Detroit area (Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, and Washtenaw counties). However, I am generally available to represent clients in matters throughout the State of Michigan.

In addition to my representation of clients in Metro Detroit, Michigan, I have represented clients in many locations throughout the State of Michigan, as well as in a number of other jurisdictions such as California, Delaware, Florida, Ohio, Washington, D.C., and even the Caribbean.

My unique background and business and practical experiences allow me to bring a fresh perspective to my clients' cases.

I belong to the State Bar of Michigan and the Oakland County Bar Association. I am licensed to practice in all of Michigan's state and federal courts, and am also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio.

I graduated from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, with a degree in Spanish language and literature. While at Andrews University, I also earned a second major in business administration. I attended Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, Michigan. While in law school, I was a published member of the Wayne Law Review, and also served as that journal's Executive Articles Editor.

Publications and Presentations
Panelist, Life in the Fast Lane:  Franchise Law, Its Owners, Operators, and Attorneys, Cooley Law School Business Law Society, Auburn Hills, Michigan (June, 2015).

Co-Captain, Oakland County Bench/Bar Conference, Civil Section (April, 2015)

Presenter, Advising on Non-Profit Operational Issues, National Business Institute, Toledo, Ohio (December, 2014).

Presenter, Form 990: Key Compliance Points and Disclosure Considerations, National Business Institute, Toledo, Ohio (December, 2014).

Co-Presenter, Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions, Oakland County Bar Association, Inns of Court, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (November, 2014).

Featured Source, Use Medical Content to Attract Traffic to Your Website, Patients to Your Practice, Part B News (June, 2014).

Co-Presenter, Electronic Discovery Issues, Oakland County Bar Association, Inns of Court, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (March, 2014).

Panelist, You Have a Law Degree, Now What?, Oakland County Bar Association, OCBABC's of Practice Seminar Series, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (February, 2014).

Presenter, Top 10 Ways to Lose Your Tax Exempt Status, ASI National Convention, Orlando, Florida (August, 2013).

Presenter, Advising on Operational Issues, National Business Institute, Southfield, Michigan (June, 2013).

Presenter, Form 990: Key Compliance Points and Disclosure Considerations, National Business Institute, Southfield, Michigan (June, 2013).

Featured Source, Protect Your Practice - Carefully - Against Negative Online Reviews, Part B News (February, 2013).

Panelist, You Have a Law Degree, Now What?, Oakland County Bar Association, OCBABC's of Practice Seminar Series, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (February, 2013).

Co-Presenter, TROs and Show Cause Orders, Oakland County Bar Association, Inns of Court, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (January, 2013).

Presenter, How to Create an Effective, Enforceable Social Media Policy, 15th Annual Private Duty National Conference & Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada (November, 2012).

Presenter, 10 Ways to Lose Your Tax Exempt Status, 7th Annual Non-Profit Management Conference, Walsh College, Troy, Michigan (April 2012).

Author, Non-Compete Agreements 101:  What Physicians Should Know About Agreements that Limit Their Right to Work, Michigan Medical Law Report (January 2011).

Presenter, Taxability of Attendant Care and Other PI Claims, Michigan Association for Justice No-Fault Institute VII, Southfield, Michigan (September, 2010).

Author, Recent Amendments to the Federal False Claim Act May Provide Whistleblowing Physicians with Greater Protection from Retaliatory Peer Review Proceedings, ABA Health eSource (December, 2009).

Author, The Medicare Limitation of Liability Provision:  What Providers Can Do So They Don't Get Stuck with the Bill, Michigan Medical Law Report (March, 2009).

Author, Michigan's New Judgment Lien Law:  A Controversial New Tool for Judgment Creditors to Secure and Enforce Their Judgments, Laches (February 2005).

Author, The Attorney Judgment Rule Clarified:  Kinney v. Geil, Laches (September, 2004). 

Author, Southworth v Griebe:  Why the Seventh Circuit's Decision Was the Correct Response to Rosenberger v. Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia, Wayne Law Review (2000).
Education

J.D., Wayne State University Law School, 2000
Published Member, The Wayne Law Review, 1998-2000; Executive Articles Editor, The Wayne Law Review, 1999-2000; Organized 2000 Wayne Law Review Symposium entitled "Unfairness and the Internet;" Legal Department Intern, Detroit Medical Center; Student Attorney, Free Legal Aid Clinic, Detroit Michigan.

B.A., Andrews University, 1996

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice United States Supreme Court
Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

U.S. Supreme Court Bar

State Bar of Michigan

Past Pro Hac Vice Admissions
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware; Delaware Chancery Court; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of NY; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of N.Y.; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Oakland County Bar Association
Sustaining Member; Chair of Employment Law Committee, 2014-2015; Vice Chair of Employment Law Committee, 2013-2014.

Oakland County Bar Foundation
Fellow

American Inns of Court
Barrister

Oakland County District and Circuit Courts
Case Evaluation Panelist

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Volunteer Tour Leader

Family Law Assistance Project
Volunteer Attorney

Wayne State University Law School
Volunteer Judge for First Year Moot Court Program

Michigan Super Lawyer 2014-2017
Business Litigation

Crain's Detroit Business and Hour Detroit Magazine
A Top Michigan Attorney for 2016, 2015, and 2014.

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