Michael Hanna

Top rated Employment Litigation attorney in Southfield, Michigan

Morgan & Morgan
Michael Hanna
Morgan & Morgan

Practice Areas: Employment Litigation, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Michigan since: 2010

Education: University of Miami School of Law

Languages Spoken: Arabic, English

Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2023
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2000 Town Center
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Michael Hanna is a partner at Morgan & Morgan and leads the firm’s Michigan office. He is a class action employment attorney who has litigated hundreds of federal claims and represented thousands of clients across the nation. His law practice focuses on the prosecution of discrimination and workplace harassment claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) and 42 U.S.C. §§ 1981 and 1983; unpaid wage claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); medical leave claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); disability discrimination claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); age discrimination claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA); and claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).

Mr. Hanna has served as lead counsel on many high profile cases that have been featured on The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, Bloomberg Law, MSNBC, ABC Action News, Fox News, CBS News, AOL News, The Huffington Post, The Washington Times, The Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News, The Miami New Times, The Orlando Sentinel, The Associated Press, and various other national and local news syndicates.

Mr. Hanna is dedicated to eradicating illegal discrimination against people from all walks of life. He works hand in hand with various civil rights organizations on a national level. For this work, Mr. Hanna was honored to receive the 2015 ADC Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award. Mr. Hanna has also been selected by his peers as a Florida Super Lawyers® Rising Star in 2017 and in 2018, and Michigan Super Lawyers® Rising Star in 2019, an honor bestowed on less than 2.5% of lawyers in the state.

Mr. Hanna is admitted to the Bars of Michigan and Florida, as well as U.S. District Courts, Eastern Districts of Michigan, Western Districts of Michigan, Southern District of Florida, Middle District of Florida, Northern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois, Southern District of Illinois, Western District of Tennessee, Western District of Texas, Eastern District of Kentucky, Eastern District of Wisconsin, District of Colorado, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th and 11th Circuit.

Mr. Hanna is committed to defending the rights of employees and those who are unlawfully discriminated against.

Practice areas

Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Employment Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination

  • 50% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 50% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2010, Michigan

Professional Webpage: https://www.forthepeople.com/attorneys/michael-n-hanna/

  • Florida Super Lawyers® Rising Star in 2017 and in 2018
  • Michigan Super Lawyers® Rising Star in 2019
  • 2015 ADC Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter
  • Florida
  • Michigan 
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • National Arabic-American Lawyers Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Michigan Bar Association
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Burdette v. Panola County, 83 F.Supp.3d 705 (N.D. Miss. 2015)
  • Kidd v. Mathis Tire & Auto Service, Inc., 2014 WL 4923004 (W.D. Tenn. Sept. 18, 2014)
  • Benhassine v. Star Taxi, Inc., 2013 WL 3070871 (M.D. Fla. 2013)
  • Shadeh v. Glenn Buick-GMC Trucks, LLC, 2014 WL 6909049 (E.D. Ken. Dec. 9, 2014)
  • Khan v. U.S., 2015 WL 3644628 (S.D. Fla. June 10, 2015)
  • Simmons v. Mathis Tire & Auto Service, Inc., 2015 WL 5008220 (W.D. Tenn. Aug. 20, 2015)
  • Burdette v. Panola County, 2015 WL 1433462 (N.D. Miss. Mar. 31, 2015)
  • Adams v. Gilead Group, LLC, 280 F. Supp. 3d 1358 (M.D. Fla. 2017)
  • Leverett v. Primestar Painting, Inc. et. al., 2018 WL 3013660 (E.D. Mich. June 14, 2018)
  • Kutzback v. LMS Intellibound, LLC, 301 F. Supp. 3d 807 (W.D. Tenn. 2018)
  • Daoust v. Maru Rest., LLC, 2019 WL 1055231 (E.D. Mich. Feb. 20, 2019)
Educational Background:
  • Wayne State University, B.S., magna cum laude 

Office location for Michael Hanna

2000 Town Center
Suite 1900
Southfield, MI 48075

Phone: 313-739-1950


7 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2023

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