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Michelle C. Ruggirello
Michelle C. Ruggirello

Michelle C.


“We work with clients to determine the best strategy for each issue.”

MICHELLE C. RUGGIRELLO is an associate in the firm’s Complex Litigation and Risk Advisory practice group. In her practice, Michelle handles a broad range of corporate, real estate and employment disputes.

Michelle began her legal career as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Detroit, where she first-chaired jury and bench trials for a variety of matters including civil forfeiture, criminal fraud, and property crimes. Moving to private practice, Michelle has handled an array of complex litigation cases including insurance and employment matters, most recently concentrating her practice on eminent domain matters.

In 2011, Michelle graduated magna cum laude from Notre Dame Law School where she was a member of the moot court team and served as a research assistant to Professor Jennifer Mason McAward. In 2006, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, where she worked as a research assistant for the Notre Dame Haiti Program, assisting in securing millions of dollars of grants for the program.

Michelle was recognized in the inaugural edition of the Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch for her work in Labor and Employment Law.

Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana, magna cum laude, 2011

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, summa cum laude, 2006


Professional Memberships

State Bar of Michigan

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, admitted 2021



Named to 2021 Best Lawyers®: Ones to for her work in Labor and Employment Law.