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“You did a great job to get the parties together and settle this tough, catastrophic case. I could tell when you contacted us weeks before the mediation to get materials on the case that you were an extraordinary mediator for this extraordinary case. Excellent work. This case absolutely would not have settled without you. Thank you so much.”
Martin I. Reisig is a full-time mediator and started the mediation program at the University of Detroit Mercy Law School, where he served as an adjunct professor of Advanced Mediation. Marty was named by Best Lawyers in America as 2015 Detroit Area Lawyer of The Year for Mediation and 2013 Detroit area Lawyer of the Year for Arbitration. He is honored to be top rated by Super Lawyers for alternative dispute resolution, DBusiness Top Lawyers in Mediation and Arbitration and to maintain the highest rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell. He is recognized by Best Lawyers in America as a tier 1 (top 2%) law firm in mediation and arbitration.
Marty is the past President of the Oakland Mediation Center, where he is also a volunteer mediator. He is a past chair of the Oakland County Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution and Criminal Law Committees, and recipient of the Oakland County Bar Association’s Distinguished Service Award for 1998, and Leon Hubbard Community Service Award for 2003. He served on the Michigan Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Task Force which proposed the new rules for alternative dispute resolution in Michigan.
Marty's legal career puts the highest value on integrity, fairness and balance. In his different roles he has strived to treat clients and opposition with both respect and an open mind. Marty is an optimist who cares deeply that every contact with our various dispute resolution systems be a positive experience. He has successfully conducted hundreds of mediations.
Marty has frequently written articles and spoken on various topics of mediation, criminal law, treatment courts and restorative justice. He is a former Appellate Defender, Federal Defender, and Chief of the Economic Crime unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan and private defense lawyer. He was the first Michigan lawyer honored to be elected to the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. Marty was a founding member of the first Oakland County Drug Treatment Court. In 2012 he was honored to receive the Federal Bar Association Eastern District of Michigan Wade Hampton McCree Jr. Award for the Advancement of Social Justice.
1967 Oakland University, BA with Honors (Political Science)
1970 Wayne State University Law School, JD - Selected for National Moot Court Team and chosen as school’s Outstanding Oralist, Robert S. Marx Award
Work Experience Highlights
1997 - Current • Private practice as a mediator assisting in resolving a wide range of disputes including personal injury, malpractice, civil rights, contract, business partnership, and employment issues. Since 1991, he has been a neutral evaluator for the Wayne and Oakland County Court programs. He has also been an Arbitrator and Mediator for NASD Security Disputes.
1985-97 • Private practice with emphasis on “white collar” criminal defense (health care, tax, and government programs). Martindale-Hubbell AV rating. First Michigan lawyer to be elected as fellow to American Board of Criminal Lawyers (1987).
1978-84 • United States Attorneys Office - Chief Economic Crime Unit. Evaluated cases for prosecution, prosecuted major cases; a recipient of Justice Department special commendations for successful prosecution of tax, Medicaid, bankruptcy, and corruption cases.
1972-74 • Federal Defender’s Office - indigent representation, trial and appellate in Federal Court.
1971-72 • State Appellate Defender’s Office - research, brief writing, oral arguments before Appellate courts.
American Settlement Centers
is located on the west side of Haggerty Road just north of 12 Mile Road in the AmeriCenters Building. Click on Locations to see additional meeting locations.
28175 Haggerty Road
Novi, MI 48377
American Settlement Centers is a division of Logan Settlement Services, LLC.