• Detroit College of Law, J.D. Cum Laude, 1994
  • Central Michigan University, B.S., 1990


  • Admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan, all U.S. District Courts in Michigan, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.


  •  Michigan Super Lawyer

Matthew A. Brauer

Matthew A. Brauer is a Shareholder and Vice President of the firm, and has been practicing law for over 25 years.

While based in Detroit, Mr. Brauer handles matters throughout the State of Michigan. He specializes in employment matters, personal injuries, motor vehicle accidents, housing matters, and civil rights discrimination and retaliation claims. He regularly defends governmental agencies, employers, landlords, private companies and motor vehicle owners in civil litigation matters.

Mr. Brauer’s practice has included all phases of litigation including trials, state and federal appeals, arbitrations, unfair labor practice claims and pretrial discovery. Outside of litigation, he consults with various governmental entities and businesses regarding an array of employment, risk-management and labor-related issues. He has also conducted labor negotiations and collective bargaining.

Mr. Brauer has been named a Michigan “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine. This recognition, based on peer nomination, is achieved by less than 5 percent of the lawyers in Michigan.

Mr. Brauer is a past director of the Association of Defense Trial Counsel. He has presented and conducted legal seminars for attorneys, risk managers and insurance professionals in Washington D.C., Michigan, Vermont, Ohio and Connecticut. He is also a hearing panel member for the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board. In a previous life, he was elected as student government vice president in college, and as director of the moot court program in law school.

Mr. Brauer is licensed and admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Michigan, as well as the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.