University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D., 2017
Michigan State University, B.A., 2014
- U.S. District Court
- Eastern District of Michigan
Michael Olcese focuses his practice in civil litigation, first and third-party no-fault claims general negligence, premises liability, insurance defense, municipal law, and labor and employment.
Every lawsuit has a different story and Michael provides a tailored approach for each lawsuit to ensure clients receive the best representation. He is aggressive, when needed, and strives to ensure his clients are informed of the strengths and weaknesses of the case throughout the course of litigation. His diligence and strategy has garnered a reputation for being an effective advocate as he has obtained numerous dismissals and favorable results for clients.
Michael also currently serves as an Adjunct Law Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. This course utilizes a realistic hypothetical fact pattern to provide students with a hands-on practical approach to the civil litigation process.
He is also a member of our Cannabis law team.
Adjunct Law Professor, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Board Member, Barristers’ Section of Detroit Bar Association
Council Member, State Bar of Michigan Litigation Section
Member, State Bar of Michigan Negligence Section
Member, Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
News & Events
- Insurance and the GIG Economy: The Repercussions of the Narrow Definitions Contained within the Limousine, Taxicab, and Transportation Network Company ActThe Journal of Insurance and Indemnity Law, Vol 13 Number 4, 10.2020
- Served as co-second chair representing a hip-hop group and artist in a civil jury trial which arose out of concert at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. The plaintiff claimed the artist threw a full water bottle from the concert stage, in a fastball pitch manner, directly at the plaintiff. The plaintiff alleged claims of negligence, gross negligence, assault and battery, and was seeking damages in the amount of $500,000.00 for his alleged injuries. The jury returned a no cause verdict in favor of the hip-hop group and artist. Following, the court entered an order for case evaluation sanctions in the amount of $109,375.00 against the plaintiff.
Awards & Recognition
Honors & Recognitions
Lawyer of Distinction in Civil Litigation, 2021
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
- Executive Director of Moot Court Board of Advocates
- Book Awards in Pre-Trial Litigation Law Firm Program, Advanced Advocacy, Health Law, Veterans Law Clinic, Health Care Negotiations, and Health Law Firm Program
- Service Award
Michigan State University
- Outstanding Senior Award
- Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity President