Matthew I. Henzi

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Matthew I. Henzi is a trial attorney with 19 years of experience in in all phases of litigation, including administrative hearings, jury trials and before appellate courts. He currently serves as Chairman of the City of Livonia Zoning Board of Appeals, a post he has held since 2006.

Matt represents businesses, insurers and individuals in litigation arising from business disputes, employment litigation, including ERISA and wrongful discharge, and personal injury defense and civil litigation. A significant portion of Matt's practice is devoted to representing municipal retirement and health systems on all aspects of state and federal law. He also defends entities sued pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Rated by Martindale Hubbell as AV Preeminent, Matt was also named a Michigan “Rising Star” in 2008 by Thomson Reuters.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Employee Benefits, Labor & Employment Law
  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • ERISA Litigation & Compliance
  • Labor, Pension & Benefits
  • Multiemployer Funds
  • Public Funds

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
248.746.2762  Phone
248.746.2823  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 222, Southfield, MI 48075-8412
University Attended:
Madonna University, Livonia, Michigan, B.A., History, 1994
Law School Attended:
Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Michigan, J.D., 1997
Year of First Admission:
1997, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan; 2009, U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan; 2017, U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio; 2010, U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit; 2015, New York; 2017, Ohio; 1997, Michigan

Professional & Community Affiliations

•Michigan Bar Association
•Federal Bar Association
•Michigan Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems (MAPERS)
•International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP)
•Toledo Bar Association

Reported Cases:
Representative Matters; Kennedy v. Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., 274 Mich. App. 710 (Michigan Court of Appeals 2007); Gross v. Thomas Sebold & Associates, Inc., Docket No. 276617 (Michigan Court of Appeals 2008); Markel v. Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., Docket No. 263477 (Michigan Court of Appeals 2005)

Peer Reviews

Southfield, Michigan

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