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Rebecca J. S. Cassell - Howell, MI

915 N. Michigan Ave. Howell, MI 48843

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Updated: 09/08/2021

Howell Appeals Lawyer


Rebecca (Becky) specializes in real estate, environmental, and business matters, assisting private and public clients with the complexities of various transactional and operational issues to maximize efficiency and value. She serves on sophisticated and diverse matters, including real estate matters, permitting and regulatory compliance, remediation and cost-recovery for contaminated properties, and corporate matters...

About Rebecca J. S. Cassell

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Senior Attorney

Year Joined Firm

  • 2011

Practice Areas

  • Appeals
  • Business Law/Corporate Law
  • Construction Law
  • Creditor's Rights
  • Eminent Domain/Condemnation
  • Environmental Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation and Trial Services
  • Liquor Licenses
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Services
  • Real Estate Transactions


Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio

Other Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan, Litigation Section, Business Section, Environmental Law Section (2004-present)
  • Livingston County Bar Association (2011-present)
  • Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan (2011-present)
  • Volunteer Pro Bono Attorney, Legal Services of South Central Michigan (2015-present)
  • Case Evaluation Panel, Livingston County (2020-present)
  • Association for Child Development, Board of Directors (2009-2018), President of Board of Directors (2015-2018)
  • Environmental Council, State Bar of Michigan (2011-2017)
  • Co-Editor, Michigan Environmental Law Journal (2010-2018)
  • American Bar Association, Section of Women Environmental Litigators (2008-2015)

Classes and Seminars

  • Dam Failure and Condemnation, International Right of Way Association, Michigan Chapter, 2021
  • Legal Issues in Loan Documentation, Michigan Bankers Association, 2015
  • Environmental Land Law for Civil Engineers and Professional Surveyors, 2014
  • Environmental Issues in Loan Documentation, Michigan Bankers Association, 2012
  • Environmental Issues in the Construction Industry, Associated General Contractors, Michigan, 2011
  • Environmental Risks in Construction Projects, Associated General Contractors, Michigan Young Leaders, 2011
  • Climate Change Regulations - Risks and Opportunities, Indo/American Chamber of Commerce, 2009
  • Risks and Opportunities in the Carbon Market, Crowe Horwath, 2009
  • Attorney Perspectives on Collection Efforts, Michigan Court Officer, Deputy Sheriff & Process Servers Association, 2009
  • Carbon Cap and Trade Initiatives and Opportunities, ABATE, 2008
  • Legal Insights on Global Warming and Climate Change Regulation, Grand Rapids Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division, 2008
  • Regional Climate Initiatives, Michigan Manufacturer's Association, 2008
  • Moderator, ABA Young Lawyers Division New Lawyers Seminar, 2008

Past Positions

  • Hon. Stanley J. Latreille, Livingston County Circuit Court, Law Clerk (2004-2005)
  • Clark Hill PLC, Associate (2005-2011)


  • Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan, 2003
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Honors: Trial Practice Program Certification
    Honors: Merit Scholarship, Full Tuition
    Honors: Student Bar Association, Committee Chair
    Honors: Runner-up All School Moot Court Competition
    Honors: Faculty Hiring and Curriculum Committee, Student Representative
    Honors: Jurisprudence Achievement Award, Constitutional Law
  • Alma College, Alma, Michigan, 2001
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Honors: Trustee Honor Scholarship
    Honors: Vocal Performance Scholarship
    Honors: Pre-Law Scholarship
    Honors: 3-Year Graduate
    Honors: Overseas Study in Quito, Ecuador
    Honors: Economics Honor Society
    Honors: Psychology Honor Society
    Major: Economics
    Minor: Psychology and Sociology
  • Stanford University, IADC Trial Academy, Palo Alto, California, 2009
    Honors: Intensive Trial Certification Program Focused on Enhancing Trial and Advocacy Skills
    Honors: Interactive Video-Taped Trial Segments
    Honors: Critique Of Trial Skills With Nationally-Renowned Trial Lawyers
    Honors: Analysis and Implementation Of Technology In Trial Strategy


Offers Free Initial Consultation

Accepts Credit Cards


Published Works

  • Corporations are "Persons" under NREPA's Citizens' Suits Provision, Michigan Environmental Law Journal, Spring-Summer 2016
  • 50-State Survey of Protections Available for Purchasers of Contaminated Properties, American Bar Association Environmental Litigation committee, Michigan and Indiana chapters, 2014
  • Supreme Court Reverses Itself by Vacating Anglers Decision, Michigan Environmental Law Journal, Summer 2011
  • Michigan Supreme Court Overhauls Permitting, Procedure, and Litigation of Environmental Matters in Michigan, Michigan Environmental Law Journal, Winter 2011
  • Treatise Chapter, Environmental Issues in the Construction Setting, Michigan Construction Law Manual - West Publishing, 2009, 2010, & 2011
  • Carbon and Greenhouse Gases - Methods of Regulation, Environment, Energy & Resources 101 Practice Series, 2010; Michigan Environmental Law Journal, Summer 2010
  • Carbon and Greenhouse Gases - Methods of Regulation, American Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division Basic Practice Series, September 2010
  • Frequent Contributor, Environmental Regulation and Climate Change, iGreenLaw Blog, 2009-2011

Office Information


915 N. Michigan Ave. Howell, MI 48843


  • 517-540-1701

Office Hours

8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.


Other Sources of Feedback About Rebecca J. S. Cassell

Included on the 2020 Michigan list

Past Lists

  • 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Michigan Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Rebecca J. S. Cassell on Super Lawyers


  • AV Preeminent Rating, Judiciary & Peers, Martindale Hubbell
  • Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2010, 2013-2020
  • Top Attorneys, Michigan Outstanding Young Women Lawyers; Michigan Outstanding Young Lawyers, Hour Detroit, 2013-2021
  • Top Business Attorneys, Rising Stars in Michigan, Crain's Detroit Business, 2013-2020
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers, American Registry, 2018-2021

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