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Michael B. Rizik Jr.

Attorney at Law
9400 South Saginaw Street, Ste E
Grand Blanc, MI
Telephone: (810) 953-6000
Fax: (810)-953-6005

Cell: 810-610-2673
Email:
lawyers@riziklaw.com  


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

  1. Masters of Science in Finance (MSF), Walsh College (2008)
  2. Thomas M. Cooley Law School - Juris Doctor (1981)
  3. Nazareth Catholic College – B.A. Philosophy (1973)
  4. St. Matthew High School of Flint - Cum Laude (1969)


EMPLOYMENT: 

  1. RIZIK & RIZIK law firm, Grand Blanc, MI
  2. Concentrating in business planning and commercial litigation, divorce, receiverships, trademark and copyright, and serious personal injury and wrongful death litigation.


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS:

  1. Admitted to practice law by Michigan State Bar Association (1981 - present)
  2. American Center for Law Justice (1996 - 2004)
  3. Admitted to Practice Law before the U.S. Claims Court (1992)
  4. Admitted to Practice Law before U.S. Supreme Court (1989)
  5. Special Lecturer Michigan State University, School of Labor and Industrial Relations - Labor Program Services (1988 -1993)
  6. Michigan Trial Lawyers' Association (1987 - 2006)
  7. Genesee County Bar Association (1986 - 2006)
  8. Chairman of Technology & Law Office Management Committee (1995 - 2004)
  9. Author of GCBA's Annual Killer Technology Surveys (1996-1998)
  10. Oakland County Bar Association (1986 -1997)
  11. Admitted to Practice Law in United States Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Claims, U.S. Federal District Court, and all Michigan courts.
  12. Board of Directors - Thomas M. Cooley Law School; Lansing, MI. (1997 - 2011)
  1. Strategic Planning Committee - Chairman (2000 to 2007)
  2. Executive Committee - (2001 to 2011)
  3. Nominating Committee - (2002 to 2011)
  4. Investment Committee - Chairman (2004 – 2011)
  1. Michigan State Bar Foundation, Fellow (1997- 2003)
  2. Michigan State Bar Foundation, Bd. Of Trustees (1998 - 2003)
  3. Michigan Supreme Court Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions (2002 - 2005)
  4. Attorney Disciplinary Board Member (2016 - present)


COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  1. Church of the Resurrection Catholic Church - Lansing, MI
  2. Flint Area Right to Life Advisory Board (1996 to present)
  3. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) State Coordinating Committee Representative to Genesee County (1988 to 1991); Executive Committee Member (1989); Chairman of Legislative and Judicial Committee (1989 to 1992); and Legal Counsel for MADD-Michigan (1988 to 1992); MADD-Genesee County Legal Advisor (1988 - 2000); State Public Policy Committee (1996 to 1998); MADD amicus curiae brief attorney in U.S. Supreme Court for the Michigan Sobriety Checkpoint case, (Sitz et al v Michigan State Police)
  4. Peoples Law School - Moderator and Speaker (1986 to 1987)
  5. UAW Local 659 "Civil Law for Union Members" - Moderator and Speaker (1987 to 1993); 
  6. Speaker on Michigan's No Fault Automobile Law at McLaren Regional Medical Center's Traumatic Brain Injury Conference (1993 to 1996)  
  7. Greater Flint Sports Hall of Fame inductee - December, 1996 (Member of the 1968 Flint-St. Matthew Boys, Class D State Basketball Championship Team)
  8. Debated attorney Geoffrey Feiger against Physician-Assisted Suicide - April 20, 1997 - First Presbyterian Church of Flint
  9. Genesys Regional Medical Center - Flint - Brain Injury Program Advisory Committee (1998 to 2002)
  10. Plaintiff's Attorney in Northwest Flight 255 multi-district, aviation crash litigation
  11. Plaintiff's Attorney in Suino v Kaczynsky (Unabomber victim's civil case versus Theodore Kaczynsky)
  12. Serra Club of Flint - President (1999 to 2002)
  13. Campaign Manager for the Committee to Retain Court of Appeals Judge Henry William Saad – (1996)
  14. Campaign Manager for the Committee to Re-elect Court of Appeals Judge Henry William Saad – (2002, 2008, 2104)
  15. Lead attorney for Plaintiff in Right to Life of Michigan v Burwell, et all (HHS Mandate case), US District Court for Western District - (2014-2015)

HONORS AND AWARDS:

  1. American Jurisprudence Book Award in Agency Law - Thomas M. Cooley Law School (1979)
  2. Michigan Leader Against Drunk Driving Award - MADD (1989)
  3. MADD - Michigan Appreciation Award (1991 & 1998)
  4. MADD - Michigan Certificate of Appreciation (1999) 
  5. National Association of Legal Secretaries, Genesee County Chapter, "Boss of the Year" award for 2001


PUBLICATIONS: 

  1. “Michigan’s No-Fault Auto Crash Laws” - 2010
  2. ”How To Buy Auto Insurance In Michigan” - 2010
  3. ”How to Find an Attorney Without Losing Your Shirt “ - 2010
  4. “How To Hire An Attorney” - 2001
  5. “Getting Wired,” Bar Beat Magazine, January – February 1997
  6. “A Post Modern Lawyer Looks At His Outdated Culture” - 1997
  7. “It's The Arrested Development Of A Village” - 1998
  8. “The Drunk Driving Victim’s Handbook” – 2001
  9. “Fairness Opinions: No Longer a Laughing Matter”, co-authored with Matthew Wirgau, Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, Vol. 25, Number 2, Trinity Term 2008.
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