Please join us in welcoming Michelle L. Richards to CMDA. An Of Counsel attorney in the Firm’s Livonia office, Ms. Richards has more than 15 years experience in civil litigation,…
Michelle L. Richards is an Of Counsel attorney in our Livonia office. She has more than 15 years experience in civil litigation, with special emphasis on appellate practice, on behalf of municipalities, insurance companies, and corporate entities. Further, she has significant transactional and corporate practice experience. Prior to joining CMDA, Ms. Richards worked for a national telecommunication company as the Director of Regulatory Affairs for the Midwest Division. This position involved the handling of regulatory and corporate transactional matters, as well litigation management for franchise areas in 10 different states. She is currently a tenured law professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law with emphasis in civil procedure, torts, legal writing, appellate advocacy, and public health law.
Ms. Richards obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. She received her undergraduate degree in Social Science, Multidisciplinary Studies, with special emphasis on Political Science, Economics and Psychology, from Michigan State University. At University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, she serves as the chair of the Orientation Committee and was the chair of the Moot Court Faculty Committee for more than 10 years. She is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, and is a former Executive Board member of the Young Lawyers Section for the State Bar of Michigan.
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D.
Michigan State University, B.S. in Social Science, Multidisciplinary Studies, with special emphasis on Political Science, Economics and Psychology
American Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan
State Bar of Michigan- Young Lawyers Section, Former Executive Board Member
Orientation Committee Chair, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Moot Court Faculty Committee Former Chair, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Michigan State Courts
United State District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan