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John Mucha III is a Member of Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC. He concentrates his practice in the areas of land use planning and general civil litigation, including commercial, construction, real property, tort and non-compete matters.

Mr. Mucha has considerable experience representing businesses and property owners in a broad range of general business litigation, including breach of contract disputes and claims involving the sale and leasing of real property. He has also litigated and successfully resolved land contamination matters as well as cases involving personal injury, property damage and other torts. Mr. Mucha has assisted both employers and executives with confidentiality and non-compete issues including the drafting of agreements and the resolution of disputes. His expertise encompasses all phases of the litigation process from initial pleading and discovery stages to trials, appeals and the negotiation of settlements.

With respect to land use, zoning and planning matters, Mr. Mucha has successfully guided owners, developers and retailers through the applicable governmental approval processes. He has also successfully litigated land use disputes in both administrative hearings and in court.

Mr. Mucha has also successfully argued cases before the Michigan Court of Appeals and is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Michigan. Mr. Mucha has served as the Chair of the State Bar of Michigan Litigation Section, which has over 1,900 members, and he currently serves as an elected representative to the State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Oakland County Bar Association and the American Bar Association, and has been recognized as a top Michigan lawyer by both DBusiness magazine and SuperLawyers.

Mr. Mucha earned his JD from the University of Michigan in 1987, where he received an award for writing and advocacy and was Contributing Editor to the Michigan Journal of Law Reform. He also earned a Masters of Public Policy degree in 1979 and a B.A., with distinction, in 1977 from the University of Michigan. Mr. Mucha is a frequent contributor to legal journals and publications and is also an active member of Rotary International, having served as the President of the Birmingham (Michigan) Rotary Club.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 65%
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 35%



Hourly ($265-295/hour)

Payment types:

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Contact info

Dawda Mann Mulcahy & Sadler PLC

39533 Woodward Avenue Suite 200
Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48304


MIActive And In Good Standing198705/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Top Lawyersdbusiness2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC1995 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of MichiganMemberN/A
Oakland County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Business One/Irwin"Business Opportunities in the United States (Contributing Author with R. Cushman and L. Soares, Eds.),1992
State Bar of Michigan"The Litigation Newsletter"N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of Michigan, Ann ArborN/AMaster of Public Policy Studies1979
University of MichiganScience and ArtsBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Name of the Game Is damagesCommercial Litigation Damages2002