J. Travis Mihelick


Mr. Travis Mihelick is a shareholder in the firm’s Litigation Group. Mr. Mihelick focuses his practice in the area of defending municipalities, schools, and other employers against a wide range of claims, including discrimination claims, labor and employment disputes, civil rights actions, police liability claims, negligence, intentional torts, class actions and other general liability claims. Mr. Mihelick is an experienced trial attorney who has successfully represented his clients at all levels of litigation in both state and federal courts, including appellate courts.

Additionally, he has served as the City attorney for Pontiac, Romulus, Belleville, Hamtramck, Royal Oak Township, Oakland Township and Oxford Township, representing those municipalities through all phases of civil litigation and criminal processes, including trials and appeals.

In addition to litigation matters, Mr. Mihelick has experience in counseling and advising clients on a wide array of topics including, FOIA, OMA, employee agreements, employment policies and practices, FMLA & ADA compliance, and best practices for municipal risk management. He has also been retained as special counsel for various litigation matters in Taylor, Redford, Saginaw, Orion Township, Bloomfield Township, Highland Park and Hurley Medical Center.

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Governmental Law
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Education Law


  • Michigan State University, James Madison College, B.A. 2006
  • Ave Maria School of Law, J.D. 2009

Admitted to Practice

  • Michigan 2009
  • Eastern District of Michigan, 2009
  • Western District of Michigan, 2011
  • Northern District of Ohio, 2011
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2016