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Michael Joseph Haskell

also known as Mike Haskell

About me

Attorney Michael J. Haskell is a skilled, effective, and compassionate attorney, certified mediator, and certified collaborative professional who firmly believes in being worth more than he costs. Michael focuses his practice on divorce, child custody, family law, mediation, and business litigation.  As an attorney with a top ten law degree and Masters degree in Business Administration, Michael brings a very intelligent, conscientious, and efficient approach to his practice, consistently balancing cost/benefit analysis with client goals. As a single father who is passionate about his children, Michael brings a principled philosophy to family law. Michael believes that, while divorce is an unfortunate reality, it should never destroy children. Finally, as a man who is personally offended by injustice and bullies, Michael is well known for aggressively defending his clients, whenever necessary.

As graduate of University of Michigan Law School in 2003, Attorney Michael Haskell has been practicing complex commercial and family litigation since immediately after his federal clerkship. Although he is licensed to practice law in both California and Michigan, and has represented multinational corporations, movie producers, and celebrities, in New Orleans, Manhattan, Los Angeles, etc, Attorney Haskell's primary geographic area of practice is in Western Michigan.

Attorney Haskell has Experience, Integrity, and provides excellent Results

Mike Haskell interviewed by ABC affiliate.  

Mike Haskell interviewed by Sacramento newspaper.

Mike Haskell interviewed regarding tragic custody case. 


Practice areas


  1. Family: 30%
  2. Divorce: 25%
  3. Litigation: 25%
  4. Mediation: 20%



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Haskell. Very experienced and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first.


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James Brice Newell

    I endorse Michael. He is well respected among fellow lawyers.


    James Newell Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Haskell Law, PC

29 Pearl St., NW
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503


MIActive And In Good Standing201001/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Collaborative AttorneyCollaborative Practice Institute of Michigan2014
American Lawyer'sAmerican Lawyer2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyHaskell Law, PC2008 - Present
AttorneyMorgan Lewis & Bockius2007 - 2008
AttorneyPaul Hastings Janofksy & Walker, LLP2006 - 2007
AttorneyBarrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver2004 - 2006
Legal Intern (Federal Clerk)United States District Court, Western District Of Louisiana2003 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pink Tie GuysBoard of Directors2014 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsCollaborative Attorney2014 - Present
Collaborative Practice Institute of MichiganCertified Collaborative Attorney2014 - Present
Dads and Moms of MichiganAdvisory Board Member2013 - Present
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Grand Rapids Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2013 - Present
Grand Rapids Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
State Bar of California, Family Law SectionAttorney Member2012 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Family Law SectionAttorney Member2012 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Law Practice Management SectionAttorney Member2012 - Present
Institute for Continuing Legal EducationPartner2012 - Present
State Bar of California, Solo and Small Firm SectionAttorney Member2012 - Present
State Bar of California, Law Practice Management and Technology SectionAttorney Member2012 - Present
Michigan State Bar FoundationAttorney Member2010 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney Member2003 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of LouisianaFederal Clerk2003 - 2004
Michigan Journal of International LawEditor2001 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Wilder v. Wilder (Placer County)Favorable
Orlebeke v. OrlebekeMom (client) won on appeal.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Franciscan University of SteubenvilleBusinessOther - Masters1999
Franciscan University of SteubenvilleTheologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Franciscan University of SteubenvilleAccountingA.A.1997