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Michael E. Rosati

Phone: 248.489.4100
Fax: 248.489.1726

Michael E. Rosati is a shareholder with the firm and has over 28 years of experience in municipal litigation in both the state and federal courts. Michael has handled complex civil rights matters in both state and federal court, including police civil rights cases, First Amendment cases, privacy cases, discrimination cases and general property rights cases. In addition, he has handled almost every type of municipal liability case arising under state law in the Michigan courts.

Michael has been a featured speaker at numerous seminars and training sessions, has appeared as a speaker on a number of training tapes which have been distributed nationwide regarding topics affecting municipal liability, and has also given individual seminars to police departments regarding aspects of police reporting and procedure.

Practice Areas

  • General Municipal Law
  • Constitutional Law and Civil Rights
  • Insurance Defense


  • Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 1982
  • Michigan State University, B.A. with high honor, 1975

Professional Activities / Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan
    Member since 1982
  • Michigan Bar Association
    Public Corporation Section
  • Oakland County Bar Association
    Public Corporations Law Section
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
  • American Bar Association


  • "AV Preeminent" ranking with Martindale-Hubbell, peer rated for highest level of professional excellence, 2018
  • "Distinguished" ranking with Martindale-Hubbell, peer rated for high professional achievement
  • Selected to Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, Government/Cities/Municipalities, Civil Rights/First Amendment, 2008-2018

Publications / Presentations

  • Presenter at Michigan State Bar Section Meeting, update on Governmental Immunity, 2018
  • Presenter on updates to Governmental Immunity, MIPRIMA Conference, the Inn at St. Johns, November 5, 2015
  • Featured speaker presenting “Government Immunity, the Current State of the Law and its Impact on Municipalities,” State Bar of Michigan Public Corporation Law Section, 2014 Winter Seminar
  • Presenter at the MMRMA Annual Joint Committees Meeting on the topic "The Good, the Bad and The Ugly of Litigation," 2011, 2012, 2014
  • Contributing author, Representing Municipalities in Litigation, published by Aspatore, a division of Thomson Reuters
  • Featured speaker presenting "Electronic Discovery for Human Beings and The Internet Privacy Protection Act," 2013 Michigan Communication Director's Association 911 Summer Kick Off
  • Featured speaker, 10th Annual U.P. Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice Administrators conference, Escanaba, Michigan
  • Featured speaker for PESI on the subject of police liability
  • Featured in training tapes for the Municipal Risk Management Authority, including police pursuit liability, emergency responders liability and "Anatomy of a Lawsuit"
  • Featured speaker at seminars, including events at Ferris State University, Northern Michigan University, and at meetings sponsored by the Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority
  • Conducted training seminars at individual police departments, and has spoken for the Prosecutors' Coordinating Council
  • Published articles on electronic data discovery in litigation
  • Speaker at Public Corporation Law Section meetings
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