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Michael F. Matheson

Oil and gas Attorney at East Lansing, MI

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Representation of small to medium sized companies in corporate governance and tax matters

    26 years, 100 cases

  2. Oil and gas
    Representation in all phaseds of oil and gas development, including, leasing, tax, permitting and regulatory

    15 years, 75 cases

  3. Health care
    Representation of licensed healthcare professionals before state administrative and regulatory agencies and boards.

    14 years

  4. Litigation
    Complex commercial and business litigation

    26 years, 300 cases

  5. Real estate
    Representation in sales of real estate and property tax appeals

    26 years, 150 cases

  6. Tax
    Real and Personal Property Tax Appeals

    15 years, 80 cases

I concentrate in the areas of business organizations, oil and gas, health care, property tax appeals and complex commercial litigation. I have appeared before state and federal courts, and state and federal administrative agencies.  My trial experience includes several jury and bench trials.  In addition to being admitted as a lawyer in Michigan, I am also admitted in Illinois.  My goal is always to first seek a positive resolution for my clients; however, there comes a time when the opposition is not willing to accept the realities of the position in which they find themselves.  In these cases, you want an aggressive and effective litigation attorney in your corner.

Licensed for 25 years
State IL
Status Active and Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2013
Updated 01/06/2023
State MI
Status Active in Good Standing
Acquired 1997
Updated 02/23/2023

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

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Matheson Law Firm
200 Woodland Pass
Suite F
East Lansing, MI, 48823


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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-300 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Matheson Law Firm
  • 2017 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Loomis, Ewert, Parsley, Davis & Gotting, PC
  • 2008 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • McClelland & Anderson, LLP
  • 2003 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Butzel Long
  • 1997 - 2002
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  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Northwood University (Midland, MI)
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • Sterling Products, Inc. v Rittech Service & Sales, Inc.
  • Net Positive Settlement Just Prior to Jury Verdict
  • Delta Oil Co. v Midland Cogeneration Venture
  • Favorable Settlement
  • Lansing Pavilion, LLC v Eastwood, LLC
  • Favorable Settlement


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Administrative Law Section
  • Chairperson
  • 2013 - 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Frank Murphy Honor Society
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • 1997
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • 1997
  • University of Detroit Mercy - Law Review
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • 1995


Speaking Engagements

  • Lien Law & Legal Update
  • Construction Lien Law
  • 2011
  • Michigan Construction Lien Law & Legal Update
  • Home Builder Continuing Competency
  • 2010
  • Protecting Brokers Under Michigan's New Lien Act
  • Commercial Brokers' Lien Act
  • 2010
  • What Happens When Subs Aren't Paid
  • Construction Lien Law
  • 2009
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Michael F. Matheson
Oil and gas Attorney
East Lansing, MI
Licensed for 25 years