Michael N. Hanna

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Southfield, MI

Morgan & Morgan
 | 2000 Town Center, Suite 1900
Southfield, MI 48075
Phone: 313-251-1399
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Michael N. Hanna is a partner in the Southfield, Michigan, office of the national law firm Morgan & Morgan. He focuses his practice on individual and class action employment lawsuits, representing plaintiffs exclusively. Admitted to practice in both Michigan and Florida, Mr. Hanna is also admitted to practice before several federal trial and appellate courts around the country, including the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

Mr. Hanna has served as lead or co-counsel in hundreds of lawsuits, many of which have garnered attention in local and national media outlets. The types of cases that he has handled have involved harassment, wrongful termination and other acts of prohibited retaliation, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Mr. Hanna's experience also includes civil rights actions brought under Section 1983 of Title 42 of the United States Code. His successful track record has earned him a great deal of recognition from his fellow attorneys, including a "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo.

An active participant in several legal organizations, Mr. Hanna's memberships include the Michigan Association for Justice, the Oakland County Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association and the Eastern District of Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He attended Wayne State University as an undergraduate, where he majored in health psychology and received a Bachelor of Science magna cum laude. Mr. Hanna then pursued his legal education at the University of Miami School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 2010.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment Litigation (80%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation

Class Action/Mass Torts (10%): Class Actions

Civil Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Class Actions


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Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019

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About Michael Hanna

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


  • 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 
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Office Location for Michael N. Hanna

2000 Town Center
Suite 1900
Southfield, MI 48075

Phone: 313-251-1399

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Last Updated: 8/14/2019

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