Stephen J. Hitchcock


Mr. Stephen Hitchcock concentrates in the areas of municipal law, litigation, employee benefits and business transactions. Mr. Hitchcock has extensive experience in municipal matters over the past twenty six years, handling municipal government and school board issues. He also represents a number of insurance companies in litigation defense, fringe benefits, disability and other employment related litigation.

Mr. Hitchcock has previously served on the Zoning Board of Appeals and the School Board in Novi. He is former trustee on the Novi Educational Foundation.

Mr. Hitchcock has an “AV” Peer Review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking by peers for general ethical standards and legal ability.

General Municipal Experience

  • Represented local cities and townships for over thirty years in matters related to water/sewer, zoning, planning, land use, ordinance drafting, contract negotiations, and municipal litigation.
  • Represented the City of Romulus as city attorney – 1995 to 2001, 2013 to present. Continues to represent the city on retained matters.
  • Belleville city attorney – 2012 to present.
  • Representing the Charter Township of Brownstown – 2004 to present.
  • Represented Kochville Township on various legal matters – 2000 to 2005.
  • 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 on specific retained basis.

Practice Areas

  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Government Law
  • Litigation
  • Municipal


  • University of Michigan and Western Michigan University, B.A.
  • Detroit College of Law, J.D.

Admitted to Practice

  • Michigan 1973
  • Michigan Supreme Court U.S. Court of Appeals U.S. Supreme Court