Stephen J. Hitchcock has been named a 2013 Top Lawyer by dbusiness and as a Michigan Super Lawyer. He also has an “AV” Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking by peers for general ethical standards and legal ability.
Mr. Hitchcock concentrates his practice in the areas of municipal law litigation, employee benefits, and business transactions. He has extensive experience in municipal matters over the past 26 years, handling municipal government and school board issues. He represents a number of insurance companies in litigation defense, fringe benefits, disability and other employment related litigation. He has previously served on the Zoning Board of Appeals and the School Board in Novi. He is currently a trustee with the Novi Educational Foundation.
Mr. Hitchcock has represented local cities and townships for over 25 years in matters relating to water/sewer, zoning, planning, land use, ordinance drafting, contract negotiations, and municipal litigation. He represented the City of Romulus as city attorney, the Charter Township of Brownstown, and Kochville Township on various legal matters. Mr. Hitchcock has also provided legal services for the City of Hamtramck, Charter Township of Shelby, City of Belleville, City of Ecorse, Charter Township of Redford, City of Taylor, City of Trenton, City of Montrose and other municipalities.
Mr. Hitchcock received his BA from the University of Michigan and Western Michigan University, and his JD from Detroit College of Law. He is admitted to practice in Michigan, Florida, the Michigan Supreme Court, US Court of Appeals and US Supreme Court.