Michael R. Wernette

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Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Southfield, MI

Wernette Heilman PLLC
 | 24725 W.. 12 Mile Road, Suite 110
Southfield, MI 48034
Phone: 248-703-6808
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Closely Held Business (20%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%),
  • Bankruptcy: Business (20%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Michael R. Wernette is an attorney at Wernette Heilman PLLC in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Mr. Wernette practices business and commercial law, serving clients in the metropolitan Detroit region, including Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.

Mr. Wernette has more than 20 years of experience as a litigator and mediator. He handles many types of business matters including those involving business bankruptcy, business disputes, business organizations and contracts. He has significant experience at both the trial and appellate levels.

Dedicated to providing personalized service and high-quality representation, Mr. Wernette works tirelessly on behalf of his clients. His negotiation skills often result in successful case settlements; however, he is not afraid to go to trial if necessary.

Mr. Wernette earned a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Michigan State University and received his law degree from Wayne State University Law School. While attending law school, he participated in moot court, served as editor of the law school’s student newspaper and was the recipient of a dean’s scholar award.

Mr. Wernette acquired his license to practice law in 1996, making him eligible to appear before all Michigan state courts. Before founding his own firm, he spent more than 15 years at private Michigan law firms, working his way up to a senior litigation partner, representing businesses of all sizes in bankruptcy, business and commercial matters.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Business Litigation
  • 20%Closely Held Business
  • 20%Business/Corporate
  • 20%Bankruptcy: Business
  • 10%Construction Litigation: Business


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Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020

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About Michael Wernette

Admitted: 1996, Michigan


  • Top Attorneys in Michigan, Basno, 2014

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Lakeshore Legal Aid, Pro Bono Attorney

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Co-author of the chapter Litigation in Bankruptcy Court from the ICLE manual Handling Consumer and Small Business Bankruptcies in Michigan


  • Successful trial and appeallate work in both state and federal courts.

Educational Background:

  • B.A., Public Administration, Michigan State University, 1993
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Office Location for Michael R. Wernette

24725 W.. 12 Mile Road
Suite 110
Southfield, MI 48034

Phone: 248-703-6808

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Last Updated: 4/1/2020

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