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 and the ALFA Transportation Practice Group. 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 


  • State Bar of Michigan
  • American Bar Association
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • ALFA International (Steering Committee, Transportation Practice Group)

Publications and Lectures

  • “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, 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



  • Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 1985
  • Michigan State University, B.A., with honors, 1982


  • Michigan, 1986


Honors & Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating-AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Leading Lawyer in Transportation Defense Law: Including Aviation/FELA/Maritime, Leading Lawyers Magazine Michigan, 2015 - 2021


Speaking Engagements