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About me

Many years ago I went to law school with the intention of going into politics, then a funny thing happened, I fell in love with the law.  I love being a lawyer.  I don't understand colleagues and other lawyers who complain about their careers, I love every second of it.  It is not just my career, it is who I am, it is what I do and what I am passionate about.  The books I read, the movies I watch, the television shows I watch are all predominantly about the law.  I try to bring my passion and energy to every case I have.  I understand when a client walks into my office that client has entrusted his or her life with me.  I take that trust seriously and I do everything in my power to get the best result possible for each and every client.  By not going into politics I gave up the opportunity to help society as a whole, I really believe that I am making a larger, more immediate contribution by helping one client  at a time.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 25%
  2. Discrimination: 25%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
  4. Car Accident: 20%
  5. Sexual Harassment: 10%



Hourly ($300-350/hour), contingent (33-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

2 total 

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  • H. Joel Newman

    I endorse this lawyer. Scott Batey is diligent, honest and sharp. Scott puts his clients' interests above his own. I recommend Scott without reservation.


    H. Newman Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Daniel J. McCarthy

    I endorse this lawyer. Scott is tenacious and he cares deeply for his clients. He is a true lawyer's lawyer and he is one of the brightest around.


    Daniel McCarthy Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

30200 Telegraph Rd Ste 400
Bingham Farms, MI, 48025


MIActive And In Good Standing199608/04/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reprimand
    issued in MI, 2007


    Reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Top Attorneys in MichiganCrain's Detroit Business2014
Top Lawyersdbusiness2013
Top Lawyersdbusiness2012
Top Lawyersdbusiness2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerBatey Law Firm, PLLC1997 - Present
AttorneyKohl, Secrest, Wardle, Lynch, Clark and Hampton1996 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States District Court for the Western District of MichiganN/A2010 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of OhioN/A2005 - Present
Michigan State University Alumni AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Michigan Association for JusticeN/A2001 - Present
University of Michigan Alumni AssociationN/A2000 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaN/A2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present
Oakland County Bar AssociationN/A1997 - Present
Michigan Bar AssociationN/A1996 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of MichiganN/A1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Dunne v. Franz$1.15 million arbitration award on behalf of Mr. Batey's client
Doe v. XYZ Advertising Agency$700,000 in favor of Mr. Batey's client
Goodrich v. Ted's ShedsAfter a two week trial in Fort Myers, Florida, the jury rendered a verdict in favor of Mr. Goodrich for $4.5 million. After post-trial motions were granted, Mr. Goodrich received a judgment in the amount of $5,050,000.00.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Michigan State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of Michigan Law SchoolPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Paralegal SeminarParalegal's Role in Preparing a Case2003