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Michelle C. Harrell Selected Among 2017 Most Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan


Maddin Hauser is pleased to announce that Shareholder Michelle C. Harrell has been selected as one of the 2017 Most Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan by Crain Content Studio, the custom publishing division of Crain’s Detroit Business.

The women being honored in this inaugural report have been nominated by their peers for being leaders in the workplace and community. They have set legal precedents, managed high-profile cases, served on community boards, won awards and provided mentoring to their co-workers.

The announcement was made by the firm’s President and CEO, Steven D. Sallen. “This well-deserved recognition highlights Michelle’s outstanding leadership, dedication and professionalism. Time and again, Michelle has successfully handled difficult and complex cases, by being strategic in her approach, thoughtful about the goals of her clients, collaborative with her colleagues, sensitive to the needs of the courts she practices before, and thoroughly prepared. Not only is Michelle an asset to Maddin Hauser, she is a credit to the Michigan Bar, and I am proud to call her my colleague.” said Sallen.

An experienced litigator, Shareholder of the firm, and Chair of the firm’s Complex Litigation and Risk Advisory Practice Group, Harrell concentrates her practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, real estate matters, shareholder disputes, receiverships, franchise and distribution law, hospitality law, family law, trust disputes, class actions defense and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Harrell is active in many community organizations, including Techtown’s business development events, serving on the Grosse Pointe Woods Planning Commission in 2014, and serving as a blood drive coordinator for the Michigan Red Cross. She is a member of the Hydrocephalus Association, Michigan Chapter, has served as a moot court judge for Wayne Law School for 20 years and is a contributing author and speaker for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE). Harrell is a co-founder and member of the Board for The Detroit Bus Company, L3C (DBC) and its affiliate, the Youth Transit Alliance, L3C (YTA). She is also a Board member for Living Arts Detroit and is a chair of its Resource Development Committee.

Harrell was appointed to the State Bar of Michigan U.S. Courts Committee by the President of the State Bar and was later elected Chair of that Committee. Joining the Oakland County American Inn of Court Association in 1999, Harrell earned her current status as Master Emeritus after leading a team of attorneys each year to present on a trending legal educational topic to the Association’s membership. She serves as a case evaluator for the Oakland County Circuit Court and Macomb County Circuit Court.

After litigating numerous cases, Harrell earned her designation as a Commercial Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. She is also an approved Alternative Dispute Resolution appointee for Macomb County (Family Matters, Probate) and Oakland County (Civil/Commercial, Probate, and District Court). Harrell has been recognized as a 2017 Michigan Leading Lawyer in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Land Use, Zoning & Condemnation Law and Real Estate Law: Commercial, as a 2010 Top Lawyer in Real Estate and Litigation by DBusiness Magazine, and is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Read the press articles:
Detroit Legal News

Oakland County Legal News

State Bar of Michigan eJournal