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.
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 onto 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.