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Michael J. Garris

Car accident Attorney at Ann Arbor, MI

5.0   10 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 43 years
    Michigan - MI 44 years
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1980
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1979
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    50%
    I handle First party No-Fault claims, Third Party claims, Uninsured and Underinsured claims in Michigan, Florida and a number of other states. This includes automobile, truck, motorcycle, bicycle bus and pedestrian cases.

    45 years

  2. Personal injury
    40%
    In addition to the motor vehicle cases, I handle personal injury cases involving defective premises, falls, construction injuries, wrongful death and traumatic brain injuries.

    45 years

  3. Medical malpractice
    10%

    45 years

Obtained $16 Million settlement in October 2005 in motor vehicle crash case which is beleived to be a record for ther State of Michigan.

Obtained a $3 million medical negligence against the University of Michigan Hospital in February 2007.

Case Evaluator for Wayne, Washtenaw, Lenawee and Livingston Counties.

Coach of Premier soccer teams(1998 to 2009) and AAU basketball teams(1998 to 2008).

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Location

Garris, Garris, Garris & Garris, P.C.
300 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104-2010
Michael J. Garris
Garris Garris Garris & Garris P C
300 E Washington St
Ann Arbor, MI, 481042010
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Posted by Carol | March 8, 2020
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Experienced, Excellent, Personal Injury Attorney
After an auto crash I was involved in at the end of 2015, I was referred to Mike by a family friend. I was hesitant at first because he was an "unknown". In today's world, there are so many advertisements for personal injury attorneys that it makes it tough to decide. I hired Mike in early 2016 and liked how he was upfront with me about the process and provided realistic expectations. Unfortunately, I learned immediately that I didn't have enough coverage. This was hard to hear but a learning experience none the less. Throughout 2016, Mike kept me updated on my case as needed and he was always responsive when I had questions. In 2017, I settled the personal injury case. While I thought I deserved more(who doesn't), I was satisfied to get what I received and only just over a year from the crash. As I left Mike's office in 2017, I didn't imagine ever going back. Not because of anything Mike did but because I was moving forward and wanted this behind me. However, more injuries from the crash manifested themselves in 2017 and 2018 to the point where I was unable to work anymore. I set up a meeting with Mike in the summer of 2018 and ended up hiring him a second time to go after my insurance provider for loss wages and medical expenses. Mike advised us that we were within the three year window to collect and that he would be able to get those for me. After quite a bit of back and forth between the insurance provider, Mike, and myself, he was ultimately correct again and we received a settlement in November of 2019. As evidenced by me hiring Mike twice within the last four years, I would recommend him to anyone involved in an auto accident in Michigan.
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Posted by Gail | November 3, 2019
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Personal Injury
We are very please with our relationship with Mike Garris from Start to finish. We started to get results shortly after he took our case. He kept us fully informed and not once did we feel he didn't have our best interest at heart.
Posted by Bri | February 13, 2019
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Phenomenal Attorney
My attorney was Michael Garris and he was phenomenal. He is friendly and hardworking. He worked very diligently on my case and helped me get a good outcome. I was kept informed of the status of everything going on. The front desk staff was wonderful and helpful. I would highly recommend him and his partners to anyone.
Posted by Patrick | February 12, 2019
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Helped Navigate during a difficult time
Mr. Garris was very knowledgeable. He provided excellent guidance and support during a difficult recovery. I felt like we were his first priority all throughout our case. He was always willing to taking time to answer or return phone calls that we made, with questions or concerns. Mr. Garris helped us with every aspect, from making sure we had all the supplies and tools we needed, to helping us understand the law and how it provided for us. I would have been lost, without his step-by-step approach and knowledge of the law. I will definitely recommend his services to anyone who needs a personal injury attorney, following a car accident.
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Posted by Dave | February 8, 2019
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Dave G
My attorney, Michael Garris, is professional, friendly, and very meticulous and detail oriented. He left no stone unturned in handling a very difficult case for me. But most importantly, he won the case with a 6 figure settlement! He was always one step ahead of the insurance lawyer. I would recommend him to anybody!
Posted by Linda | February 7, 2019
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Great lawyer
He was always available to help me through a difficult time. He always kept me informed and did what he said he would do. I'm very happy with his service.
Posted by KAI | February 7, 2019
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Thank you Mr.Garris.
My daughter was hit and killed by a drunk driver. After interviewing several lawyers I chose Mr. Garris. The main reason was he showed how much he cared for my family’s well-being before presenting what he could do for me. He genuinely showed compassion. Mr. Garris was honest, diligent and available for me during the whole process. I would recommend Mr. Garris and his firm 100%.
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Posted by Douglas and Katherine | February 6, 2019
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Excellent representative
Michael is very thorough in the investigation and representing his clients. He made us feel very comfortable and confident in his ability to handle our case. He explained the process and started helping us from day one. We felt from the beginning that he was very honest and trustworthy. His personal involvement in our case, not handing us off to another team member was very important to us. We were not just another case, we were “his” case. He searched out and found witnesses that we did not know about. Without their help we may not have won our case. Michael went to the scene of the accident and took pictures to help us recall memories from the day of the accident. We would highly recommend Michael to others in the same situation.
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Posted by Tracy | February 6, 2019
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Excellent Attorney
Dealing with a car accident is confusing and I felt vulnerable! Mr. Garris walked me though the process step by step . I had allot of questions he took the time to explain and make sure I knew the next steps . Mr. Garris made me feel important in a situation that I felt lost and had very little knowledge. Mr. Garris made me like he cared even after my case was concluded. I would highly recommend Mr. Garris to any person who needed a attorney. Mr. Garris is professional and handle my case and left me without worries. Thank you Mr. Garris !!
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Posted by Cindy | February 6, 2019
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Mike Garris review
While on vacation in Florida, I was hit by a vehicle while walking. My friends and brother contacted Mike immediately while I lay in hospital with a broken hip. Mike provided guidance for tracking the incident, forms for attendant care, pet care, and forms to be completed by doctors for disability at work. When I was able to travel home (to stay for several weeks with my brother and sister-in-law), Mike came out to Dexter to meet with us. He clearly explained all the forms and followed up regularly to keep me on track and timely. Most recently, Mike guided me through the process to file for loss of wages. This has been nearly a 3-year process, and Mike has guided me through it all. I don't know what would have happened to me without Mike's guidance!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Garris,Garris, Garris and Garris P.C.
  • 1979 - Present

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Associations

  • Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • 1980 - Present
  • Washtenaw County Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1980 - Present
  • Michigan Association For Justice
  • 1979 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • 1979 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Who's Who in the World
  • marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2010
  • Superlawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Lawdragon leading Plaintiff's' lawyers in America
  • Lawdragon Magazine
  • 2007
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2007
  • Who's Who in America
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer (Michigan)
  • 2006
  • Best Law Firm
  • Business Insider Magazine
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Michigan Trial Lawyers Association 61st Annual Meeting
  • Overcoming 5 Obstacles to Achieve a $16 Million Settlement
  • 2006

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Ann Arbor Car accident Lawyer Michael J. Garris
Michael J. Garris
Car accident Attorney
Ann Arbor, MI
Licensed for 44 years

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