Fraser Trebilcock attorney Michael H. Perry has been named the Best Lawyers in America® 2024 Environmental Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Lansing. This is a high distinction, as only one attorney in each practice area in each community is identified as "Lawyer of the Year." "I am honored to be recognized by Best Lawyers® as a 2024 'Lawyer of the Year' for Environmental Law in Lansing," said Mike Perry.
Mike has five decades of environmental and litigation experience. He serves on the Environmental Litigation Committee with the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan's Environmental Law Section and Agricultural Law Section, is a Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation, and a member of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel. During the past several years, Mike’s litigation practice is fairly evenly divided between commercial and environmental disputes; the latter include the defense of many claims brought by the State of Michigan’s Department of the Environment, Great Lakes and Energy [“EGLE”], and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The commercial disputes involve the representation of businesses and licensed professionals in administrative and judicial proceedings.
Mike first served as Fraser Trebilcock’s president in 2003 through 2006. He was elected again in December of 2017 and served as the firm’s president until December of 2022. As president, Mike worked closely with the firm’s attorneys and staff on the development and implementation of the firm’s client-centered strategic plans.
Best Lawyers® is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas; because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers® is considered a singular honor. Only five percent of attorneys in Michigan are awarded the honor.