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Michael Gatti was born in Detroit and grew up on the east side. After graduating from James Madison College at Michigan State University, he attended Wayne State University Law School and earned his juris doctorate in 1990. After law school Michael joined Legal Services of South Central Michigan as a staff attorney. In 2002 Michael was appointed Magistrate of the 15th District Court in Ann Arbor. He conducted arraignments for felonies and misdemeanors and presided over small claims trials and traffic hearings. He also conducted "probable cause" hearings for the issuance of arrest and search warrants.

He has served on the board of many non-profit corporations including the Washtenaw Shelter Association, the Washtenaw Homebuyer's Board, the Legal Resource Center and Lurie Terrace. He also spent 5 years serving as the co-Chair of the Washtenaw County Bar Association's Pro Bono Committee. He concentrates his practice on civil litigation and criminal matters. In May 2015, Mike received the Pro Bono/Public Service Award highlighting his dedication to service his community.

Michael Gatti has extensive experience practicing law all over the state of Michigan and has appeared in District, Circuit and Federal courts. Having experience working on both sides of the bench, Mike is able to bring a valuable degree of versatility in his approach and has been able to achieve favorable outcomes for hundreds of clients. Along with his lengthy track record of success, Mike is well known among his peers to be a passionate and ardent advocate for his clients.


Languages spoken: English, Arabic, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. Appeals: 50%



Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Dawid & Gatti PLLC

402 W Liberty St
Ann Arbor, MI, 48103-4388


MIActive And In Good Standing199005/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono AwardWashtenaw County Bar Association2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyDawid & Gatti, PLLC2009 - Present
Magistrate15th Judicial District2002 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washtenaw County Bar Association, Pro Bono CommitteeCo-chair2010 - Present
Shelter Association of Washtenaw CountyBoard Member2010 - Present
Washtenaw County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Michigan State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1987