Attorney Michael H. Perry - Fraser Trebilcock...

Michael H. Perry

Shareholder, Firm President / Lansing


  • Wayne State University Law School (J.D., cum laude)
  • Albion College (B.A.)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Pro Hoc Vice Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
    • New York Supreme Court
    • Delaware Chancery Court

Michael H. Perry is a shareholder and the current President of the Board of Directors for Fraser Trebilcock.

Mike has over 35 years of environmental and litigation experience. He recently spearheaded a case in front of the Michigan State Supreme Court that was the first of its kind in Michigan. Outside of the court room, Mike serves on the Environmental Litigation Committee with the American Bar Association, is a Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation, and a member of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel.

Mike has tried a number of jury and non-jury trials to verdict in a wide range of topics in the state and federal courts. During the past several years, Mike’s litigation practice is fairly evenly divided between commercial and environmental disputes; the latter include the defense of claims brought by the State of Michigan’s Department of the Environment, Great Lakes and Energy [“EGLE”] formerly known at the Department of Environmental Quality. The commercial disputes frequently involve the representation of licensed professionals in administrative, disciplinary and judicial proceedings.

Mike first served as Fraser Trebilcock’s president in 2003 through 2006. He was elected again in December of 2017 and has been the firm’s president since then. As president, Mike works closely with the firm’s attorneys and staff on the development and implementation of the firm’s client-centered strategic plans.

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Glenn S. Allen, Jr., Michigan Court of Appeals
  • Prehearing Attorney, Michigan Court of Appeals
Professional Associations
  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section (1979-present)
    • Environmental Litigation Committee (1995-present)
    • Natural Resources Law Section (1989-present)
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Representative Assembly (1997-2000)
    • Litigation Section
    • Real Property Law Section
    • Environmental Law Section
    • Real Estate Subcommittee (Vice Chairman, 1989-1991)
    • Agricultural Law Section
  • Ingham County Bar Association
    • Environmental Law Committee (1990-present)
    • Bench and Bar Committee (1991-1995 and 2000-2008)
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
  • American Judicature Society
  • Registered Lobbyist Agent (Michigan)
  • Meridian 2000, Cultural and Recreational Task Force (1991)
  • Okemos High School Athletic Booster Club, Board of Directors (1990-1994) and President (1992-1993)
  • Albion College Alumni Association, Board of Directors (1989-1994)
  • All Saints Episcopal Church, Vestry Member (1989-1992)
  • Okemos Baseball Club, Founder and President (1988-1991)
  • Okemos Athletic Klub (OAKS), Board Member (1984-1987) and President (1986-1987)
Honors & Distinctions
  • Achieved an AV© peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected as 'Lawyer of the Year' in Lansing for Administrative/Regulatory Law by Best Lawyers in 2022 and 2018
  • Selected as a '2021 Leading Michigan Lawyer' by Leading Lawyers for Environmental Law; first named in 2016
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Environmental Law in Lansing 2022
  • Named 'Michigan Super Lawyer' for Environmental Litigation by the publishers of Law & Politics Magazine (2006-2021)
  • Inducted as a Fellow into the Litigation Council of America (November 2007)
  • President, Fraser Trebilcock Davis & Dunlap, P.C. (2003-2006), (2018 - Present)
  • Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation (2000-present)
  • Listed in Best's Directory of Environmental Attorneys (1991)
  • Listed in Best's Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys (1991)
  • Editor, Michigan Defense Trial Counsel News Briefs (1988-1991)
  • Listed in Who's Who in American Law