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Joseph X. Michaels - Ann Arbor, MI

455 E. Eisenhower PkwySuite 75 Ann Arbor, MI 48108

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Updated: 11/19/2020

Ann Arbor Employment Law Lawyer

About Joseph X. Michaels

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law
  • Labor Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Civil Litigation & Appeals
  • Education Law

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner
  • Co-Founder


Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 2015


  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Honors: ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor Law
    Law Review: The Michigan Law Review, Contributing Editor
  • Lansing Community College
  • Wayne State University, Detroit
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Organizing Institute Apprenticeship with the AFL-CIO
    Honors: Labor Studies Center
    Major: Labor Studies
    Major: Economics

Past Positions

  • General Counsel’s Office of the UAW in Detroit, Intern
  • Sharon Block of the National Labor Relations Board, Intern
  • Sachs Waldman, P.C., Clerk
  • Strategic Research Corporate Affairs department at AFSCME, International in Washington D.C., Intern


Other Sources of Feedback About Joseph X. Michaels

Included on the 2024 Michigan list

Past Lists

  • 2023 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Joseph X. Michaels on Super Lawyers


  • Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Employment Litigation Plaintiff, 2017 - 2019


Office Information


455 E. Eisenhower PkwySuite 75 Ann Arbor, MI 48108


  • 734-519-0876

Accepts Credit Cards



Representative Cases

  • Cordts v. Griffis, 2020 WL 1274966 (E.D. Mich. Mar. 16, 2020)
  • Bucciere v. Henry Ford Health Sys., 2019 WL 423441 (E.D. Mich. Feb. 4, 2019)
  • Nolen v. Ohio Dep’t of Rehab. & Correction, 2018 WL 6725395 (N.D. Ohio Dec. 21, 2018)
  • Congden v. Michigan Dep’t of Health & Human Servs., 2018 WL 2431605 (E.D. Mich. May 29, 2018)
  • Askew v. Enter. Leasing Co. of Detroit, LLC, 2019 WL 4040421 (E.D. Mich. Aug. 27, 2019)
  • Haydar v. Amazon Corp., LLC, 2018 WL 4282777 (E.D. Mich. Sept. 7, 2018)
  • El-Sayed v. Eastern Michigan University, Case No. 18-608-CD, (Washtenaw County Circuit Court, Aug. 28, 2019)
  • Smith v. Jay-Tec, Case No. 18-168-CD (Washtenaw County Circuit Court, Aug., 2018)

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