Michael L. Rutkowski is the Lead Attorney and Owner of the Rutkowski Law Firm. His practice focuses on Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate & Trust Administration. He also represents numerous businesses around the State of Michigan as well as working on Real Estate legal needs.
From the firm’s inception, Mike’s vision was to create a unique and satisfying client experience for those he counsels. To this end, Mike has made it his mission to ensure that the firm provides a quick response time to client communications and tailored service plans and fee arrangements to meet each individual’s specific needs.
Mike has placed the utmost importance on treating all clients as a part of The Rutkowski Law Firm family, the firm has quickly become a trusted Estate Planning source in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne County and beyond.
Because of his Estate Planning expertise, Mike has been asked to speak by the State Bar of Michigan on matters regarding Trusts. Mike has been featured through numerous additional speaking events in Metro Detroit, including corporate engagements and university forums. Mike also regularly educates the public about the necessary elements of Estate Planning through monthly “Lunch & Learn” seminars, where he provides answers to questions from attendants. To further share his experience and knowledge regarding Estate Planning, Mike co-hosts a radio show, “Next Steps for Seniors,” which airs every Saturday morning at 11:00am on 101.5 FM, or AM 1400 The Patriot. As a networker by nature, Mike also regularly hosts events for Business Professionals to gather, and his Meet Up group has grown to include over 1,100 members.
Mike’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a major in Sales and Business Marketing from Western Michigan University’s Haworth College of Business. Mike obtained his Juris Doctor with a concentration in Business Transactions through Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s challenging accelerated two-year program. Before founding the Rutkowski Law Firm, Mike spent 6 years at the fast paced firm of Evans Pletkovic, PC, advising clients on business formation, negotiation, and contracts, as well as handling numerous Workers’ Compensation & Employment Law matters.
Mike was born and raised in Oakland County, where he lives now with his wife and three daughters. Mike devotes his time away from the firm to being with his family. He also enjoys golfing, hunting, CrossFit, and running. He has completed 4 marathons and 3 triathlons.