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Michael K. Sheehy


  • Licensed: 1985
  • Joined Firm: 1997
  • Partner Since: 2001
150 West Jefferson, Suite 800
Detroit, MI 48226
TEL: (313) 983-4721
FAX: (313) 983-4350
Areas of Practice
Honors & Awards
  • Leading Lawyer in Transportation Defense Law: Including Aviation/FELA/Maritime, Leading Lawyers Magazine Michigan, 2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating-AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 1985
  • Michigan State University, B.A., with honors, 1982
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Florida, 1985
  • Michigan, 1986

Michael K. Sheehy serves as the firm’s Trucking Liability Practice Group Leader. He focuses his practice in the areas of trucking and transportation litigation, product liability, mold/toxin liability, construction law, premises liability and motor vehicle claims.

Mr. Sheehy provides legal services to trucking and transportation companies, as well as their insurance carriers. His practice includes complex and multi-party claims throughout the Midwest and Canada involving personal injury, property damage and cargo loss.

Mr. Sheehy is active in a number of trucking and transportation industry organizations, including the Trucking Industry Defense Association, the ALFA Transportation Practice Group, and the Defense Research Institute’s Trucking Law Committee. He is also a frequent lecturer on trucking and transportation issues. 

Representative Client Work

  • Panel counsel for major "for-hire" trucking companies and private fleets
  • Panel counsel for leading waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling company
  • Panel counsel for major insurance carriers for trucking claims in Michigan
  • Panel counsel for leading asphalt contractor in Michigan
  • Member of emergency response team for catastrophic injury accidents 


  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Irish American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • ALFA International (Steering Committee, Transportation Practice Group)
  • DRI (Trucking Law Committee)
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel


  • Grosse Pointe Farms – City Little League Baseball (President)
  • Grosse Pointe Yacht Club


  • “Long-Distance Hauling Company’s Placard on Owner/Operator’s Tractors Not Enough to Impose Vicarious Liability”, Plunkett & Cooney Rapid Report April 15, 2005
  • “The Internet and Electronic Research: Your Source for Client Information,” Lecturer, Defense Research Institute (DRI) Products Liability Seminar on Computer Technology, DRI Specialized Litigation Group Mid-Year Meeting, 1998 and the 1999
  • “Admissibility of Scientific Expert Witness Testimony in the Post-Daubert Era,” International Legal Strategy, 1998
  • “Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Can Control Litigation Costs,” International Legal Strategy, 1997


  • Delta Chi

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