Michael J. Haskell is a skilled, effective, and compassionate lawyer serving clients throughout Grand Rapids and the surrounding areas with 16+ years of experience. His practice is focused primarily on handling family law and business litigation cases. He has earned a well-respected reputation throughout the legal community for his caring demeanor and strong commitment to protecting the rights of his clients. Attorney Haskell has a MBA and has worked in public accounting, using this background to better represent his clients in complex high net worth divorce and family law cases.Contact us for a free consultation
“Mr. Haskell has continually exceeded my high expectations. He is prompt in responding to me even outside of traditional office hours, is thorough in his questioning…and is very honest – even when he has had to tell me what I don’t want to hear…. Most of all, he is fair, ethical, and reasonable. When working with Mike, I have never experienced a feeling doubt, something I have found to be common amongst other lawyers. It’s encouraging to know that I am in good hands when working with him. Just as importantly, I am thrilled to share that everyone I have referred Mr. Haskell is equally satisfied. Outcomes regularly exceed expectations.”
Family Law Client
"[F]rom my first conversation with Mike, I knew he was different and the right person to represent my son and I. Working with Mike for months I never thought he didn’t have everything under control. I never felt misled or never got the feeling he was in it for the money… The most important thing of all is that Mike was always inclined to do what was right for my son. If you want an attorney with outstanding communication skills, judgment, interpersonal skills, analytical skills, and perseverance you have come to the right man. Hire Mike, sit back, and watch a MASTER at his craft."
Divorce & Child Custody Client
"I have had the privilege of knowing Michael Haskell for over ten years as an attorney who has provided professional service and consultation to me and to my family. He is a dedicated, intelligent and caring individual who fully commits himself to any and all challenges that he encounters. As a litigator, Mike combines his knowledge of the law with outstanding interpersonal skills, integrity, the ability to effectively communicate and an aptitude to handle conflict... I highly recommend Michael Haskell for any and all legal issues. He is a true professional who always works to ensure the best possible outcome for his client."
“Simply put, Mike Haskell has done more for my daughter and myself in three months than anyone else did in the previous two years. Mike’s legal knowledge and ‘take-no-prisoners’ approach to folks that think that it is okay to deceive the court continues to pay off. I currently have visitation and have re-bonded with my child after a year of having absolutely no contact with her…undoubtedly over the objections of the failed adoptive party. This is just the beginning. Mike is not afraid to fight for what is right… Bottom line – if you find yourself in a daunting situation that requires an attorney with knowledge, compassion, and an understanding of the broken family court system, stop what you are doing and call Mike Haskell. Now.”
Child Custody Client
“Mike is knowledgeable, dedicated, hard working, bright, and reasonable. I highly recommend him.”
Having first entered the field of law in 2003 after receiving his Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School, Attorney Haskell proceeded on to serve in a prestigious federal clerkship under the Honorable Dee Drell in the United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana from 2003 to 2004. During this time, he took and passed both the California and Louisiana bar exams, both of which are well known for their immense difficulty and lowest passage rates in the country.
Upon completing his clerkship, he accepted a position at one of the top boutique class action defense firms in the South where he would manage an antitrust lawsuit involving 19 international banks, along with litigation related to Hurricane Katrina.
After moving to California in 2006 due to health concerns of his son, Attorney Haskell joined the number one employment litigation defense firm in the world and was soon defending high-profile clients such as Disney, Olive Garden, G.E., and others.
Ultimately, his passion of helping families and dedication as a father led him to return to Michigan in 2010 and promptly begin work on obtaining a law license and Institute of Continuing Legal Education Certificate in Family Law.
Serving West Michigan, everything Attorney Haskell does is driven by his compassionate heart and unshakable drive to aid his clients in their most desperate times of need. As a single father who has gone through the heartache and frustration of a divorce and child custody battle himself, he understands firsthand the struggles that his clients face and is willing to do everything within his power to help them negotiate amicable and practical solutions for their family law cases.
While divorce is sometimes an unfortunate reality, Attorney Haskell is strong in his belief that it should never adversely impact children and places their wellbeing at the forefront of everything he does. Unlike many other law firms that push “cookie cutter” solutions ontatto clients, Attorney Haskell maintains a personalized involvement in every case he takes on, ensuring that his clients receive the one-on-one attention they deserve at all times. From helping spouses negotiate collaborative agreements through mediation to crafting strategies to preserve family assets for children, he is equipped with the invaluable insight and caring heart that can make the difference in your family dispute.
Schedule your initial consultation with Haskell Law today. You can reach us at (888) 909.7298.