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Michael Hayes Dettmer

Michael Hayes Dettmer

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Defective and Dangerous Products, Legal Malpractice, Litigation

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1971

  1. Litigation: 25%
  2. Legal Malpractice: 25%
  3. Defective and Dangerous Products: 25%
  4. Personal Injury: 25%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Gerald F. Chefalo

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr Dettmer is an expert when it comes to all forms of civil litigation. He is a mentor and true professional with uncompromising ethics. I cannot possibly give higher praise to him.


    Gerald Chefalo Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Dettmer Michael H

420 E. Front Street
Traverse City, MI, 49686



MIActive And In Good Standing197109/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselOlson, Bzdok & Howard2001 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States Justice DepartmentUnited States Attorney, W.D. Michigan1994 - 2001
American Board of Trial AdvocatesAdvocateN/A
State Bar of MichiganPast PresidentN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
Michigan Bar JournalObservations in Professionalism1989
Michigan Bar JournalTrespassing on the Recreational User Statute1982
Michigan Bar JournalAn Open Letter to the Committee on Standard Jury Instructions1981


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1971

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Law School Commencement SpeakerProfessional Responsibility1996
State Bar of MichiganInsurance Law1990
State Bar of MichiganMichigan's Ultimate Trial Notebook1990
State Bar of MichiganUses and Abuses of Interrogatories1988
State Bar of MichiganTrying a Personal Injury Case under $50,0001984
State Bar of MichiganCivil Procedure During Trial1981
State Bar of MichiganMichigan Environmental Law1979