Michael J. Hamblin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Bloomfield Hills, MI

Law Office of Michael J. Hamblin
 | 40900 Woodward Ave, Suite111
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Phone: 866-220-0402
Fax: 248-246-2130
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (70%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Family Law (10%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
Attorney Profile

The owner of his own law firm in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Michael J. Hamblin provides a variety of services for his business and individual clients throughout the Greater Detroit metropolitan area and other parts of the state. He divides his practice among business transactions and litigation, family law matters, residential and commercial real estate law, and probate and estate administration. Highly regarded by his colleagues for his professionalism and superb track record, Mr. Hamblin has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. Admitted to practice before all Michigan state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Hamblin provides advice and counsel to clients who are looking to start new ventures. The process begins with the choice of legal entity that is most appropriate, and it extends to the preparation of buy-sell, shareholder and operating agreements. He also represents his business clients in litigation involving contract breaches, collections, noncompete agreements and trade secret misappropriation, among other matters. Mr. Hamblin's family law practice primarily involves divorces and related issues such as child custody and property division. His real estate experience encompasses purchases and sales, commercial leases, development, easements, zoning issues and financing. In addition, Mr. Hamblin has represented heirs and fiduciaries in probate administration and litigation.

Mr. Hamblin is frequently asked to deliver presentations on topics related to his areas of practice before groups of fellow professionals. A graduate of Andrews University, he obtained his legal education at Wayne State University Law School, where he served on the Wayne Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2000.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (70%): Non-Compete Agreements

Employment Litigation (10%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination

Family Law (10%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property

Business/Corporate (10%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Contracts, Business Organizations

Focus Areas

Non-Compete Agreements, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Contracts, Business Organizations

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018

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About Michael Hamblin

Admitted: 2000, Michigan

Professional Webpage: https://www.hamblinlaw.com/michael-j-hamblin.html

Honors/Awards:

  • Michigan Super Lawyer, Business Litigation, 2014-2017 
  • Law Bulletin Media, A Leading Lawyer

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Oakland County Bar Association, Vice Chair of Employment Law Committee, 2013-2014
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, Past Pro Hac Vice Admission
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Past Pro Hac Vice Admission
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Supreme Court Bar
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Chair of Employment Law Committee, 2014-2015
  • Oakland County District and Circuit Courts, Case Evaluation Panelist
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, Past Pro Hac Vice Admission
  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Past Pro Hac Vice Admission
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Sustaining Member
  • American Inns of Court, Barrister
  • Delaware Chancery Court, Past Pro Hac Vice Admission
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Past Pro Hac Vice Admission
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • State Bar of Michigan

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Oakland County Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Wayne State University Law School, Volunteer Judge for First Year Moot Court Program
  • Student Attorney, Free Legal Aid Clinic, Wayne State University Law School
  • Family Law Assistance Project, Volunteer Attorney
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Volunteer Tour Leader

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • 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)
  • Published Member, The Wayne Law Review, Wayne State University Law School, 1998-2000
  • Executive Articles Editor, The Wayne Law Review, Wayne State University Law School, 1999-2000
  • Organized 2000 Wayne Law Review Symposium entitled "Unfairness and the Internet", Wayne State University Law School
  • 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)

Educational Background:

  • Andrews University, Major: Business Administration
  • Andrews University, B.A., Major: Spanish, Literature, 1996
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Office Location for Michael J. Hamblin

40900 Woodward Ave
Suite111
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Phone: 866-220-0402

Fax: 248-246-2130

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