Matthew J. Boettcher is a partner in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office and a member of Plunkett Cooney’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group. He concentrates his practice in the area of commercial litigation with specialization in real property, banking conflicts, contract disputes, class action defense and business torts. 

Representative Client Work

  • Obtained a judgment of summary disposition on behalf of a national retailer in litigation involving alleged business fraud
  • Successfully represented minority shareholder and member claims brought against public and private corporations
  • Successfully defended a large retailer involving a multi-million dollar lease dispute
  • Successfully prosecuted a claim at trial for a community golf course in a lease dispute with the course operator
  • Represented banks and lenders against trust and fiduciary claims
  • Successfully defended a service company in a jury trial against claims to enforce a non-compete agreement
  • Obtained a permanent injunction to protect the intellectual property rights of a national machine manufacturer
  • Defended claims brought against pension funds engaged in commercial lending
  • Successfully enforced at trial a personal guaranty on behalf of a national bank
  • Successfully defended loan servicer at trial in bankruptcy court against a borrower's contract and tort claims
  • Successfully defended at trial a public college in a commercial lease dispute
  • Successfully defended hundreds of lender liability and foreclosure challenges

Professional Affiliations

  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan 
  • Illinois State Bar
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court Bar
  • DRI (Commercial Litigation Committee)

Public Service

  • Clarenceville Board of Education, Trustee, (1997-Present); President (2001-2003, 2007-2009, 2013-2015); Vice President (2010-2013); Treasurer (2006-2007)

Community Involvement

  •  American Inns of Court (1997-1999)

 Publications and Lectures

  • “Successfully Trekking Along the Precipice;” ALFA International’s Business Litigation Practice Group seminar, Table Captain, LondonHouse Chicago, Sept. 14, 2017
  • “An Actual Fraud ... the Play by Play & Monday Morning Quarterback,” Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants 2007 Fraud Awareness Symposium, November 2007
  • “Preserving the Attorney-Client Privilege and Use of the Internet,” X-ology Magazine, a publication of Automation Alley, Fall 2007
  • “E-Discovery & the Accountant’s Role in Electronic Document Retention & Production Under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,” Michigan Association of Certified Public Accounts 2007 Litigation & Business Valuation Conference, Livonia, Michigan
  • “Concerns Over Attorney-Client Communication Via E-Mail: Is the Sky Really Falling?,” The Law Review of Michigan State University – Detroit College of Law 127, Authors: Boettcher and Tucciarone, 2002
  • “Enforceable Contracts Without Agreement on Price: Avoiding the Potential Pitfalls of the Incomplete Deal,” Michigan Bar Journal, Authors: Boettcher & Gerish, 2005 
  • “Case Note, People v Gonyea,” 421 Mich 462; 635 NW2d 156 (1986), 63 U.Det. L. Rev. 595 (1986)



  • Law Clerk, Judge Patricia J. Boyle, Michigan Supreme Court


  • University of Detroit School of Law, cum laude, J.D., 1987
  • University of Detroit, cum laude, B.S., 1984


  • Michigan, 1987
  • Illinois, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1997
  • Ohio, 2002


Honors & Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America® for Litigation - Banking and Finance, 2023 - 2024
  • Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating-AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Business Litigation
  • Leading Lawyer in Commercial Litigation, Leading Lawyers Magazine Michigan
  • Top Lawyer in Commercial Law and Litigation, dbusiness Magazine
  • University of Detroit Law Review, Executive Editor
  • Beta Alpha Psi, President (1983-84)


Blog Posts