Firm Profile

Bodman PLC


Ford Field, Sixth Floor
1901 Saint Antoine Street
Detroit, MI 48226
United States
(313) 259.7777

Firm Details

Bodman clients demand the best. We, in turn, are laser-focused on providing the highest quality legal services to clients in Michigan, across the United States, and around the world.

Our clients are businesses, individuals, and institutions with big ideas and big achievements. For more than 85 years, they have trusted us to serve as a strategic business partner. In exchange, we offer them the insight, experience and value they need to succeed.

We value long-term client relationships above short-term gain, and we nurture those relationships carefully. We work to understand our clients' businesses and the markets within which they operate. This enables us to provide both strategic advice and preventative counsel to address potential issues efficiently and discreetly before they become significant and expensive problems. We deliver on our promises with quality, integrity, and knowledge.

The power of our approach is clear in the extraordinarily long-term relationships we have. For example, we have represented the interests of the Ford family continuously since 1929. We have represented Comerica Incorporated and its predecessor, Manufacturers National Bank of Detroit, since we helped found Manufacturers in 1933.


Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in Michigan with 24 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Michigan in Banking and Finance Law with 15 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Michigan in Trusts and Estates with 6 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Detroit with 17 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Detroit in Banking and Finance Law with 12 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Detroit in Commercial Litigation with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Ann Arbor in Corporate Law with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Detroit in Litigation - Bankruptcy with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Detroit in Trusts and Estates with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Detroit in Trusts and Estates with 5 lawyers


  • Detroit Free Press "Top Workplace"
  • Pro Bono Circle of Excellence (Michigan State Bar)
  • LAD Pro Bono Attorney of the Year (Karen L. Piper)
  • Crains Detroit Business "Cool Place to Work"
  • Legal Marketing Assoc.-Midwest Your Honor Award
  • Michigan Community Resources Law Firm of the Year
  • Corp! Magazine Diversity-Focused Company


  • Bank of America
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Cerberus Capital Management
  • Comerica Bank
  • Financial Institutions Compliance Cooperative
  • Flagstar Bank
  • Freudenberg North America
  • The Huntington National Bank
  • Lear Corporation
  • Memorial Healthcare
  • Pulte Homes of Michigan
  • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit
  • Sparton Corporation

Firm Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Aviation Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Economic Development Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Food and Beverage Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • International Arbitration - Commercial
  • IT Outsourcing Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - First Amendment
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Municipal
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Nonprofit / Charities Law
  • Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Venture Capital

Office Locations

United States

United States



Ann Arbor, MI

201 South Division Street, Suite 400

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

United States

(734) 761.3780

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Cheboygan, MI

229 Court Street

P.O. Box 405

Cheboygan, MI 49721

United States

(231) 627.8000

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Detroit, MI

Ford Field, Sixth Floor

1901 Saint Antoine Street

Detroit, MI 48226

United States

(313) 259.7777

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Grand Rapids, MI

99 Monroe Avenue, NW, Suite 300

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

United States

(616) 205.4330

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Troy, MI

201 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 500

Troy, MI 48084

United States

(248) 743.6000

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