Mike’s practice focuses on estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration. He also represents numerous businesses around the State of Michigan and handles a variety of real estate matters.
From the firm’s inception, Mike’s vision was to create a unique and satisfying client experience, one where clients feel like part of the Rutkowski Law Firm family. To this end, Mike has made it his mission to ensure that the firm provides a quick response to client questions and tailors service plans and fee arrangements to meet each individual’s specific needs. All of which helps explain why the firm has quickly become a trusted estate planning source in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne Counties, and beyond.
Due to his expertise in the area of estate planning, the State Bar of Michigan has asked Mike to speak about trusts and other planning topics. He has been a featured speaker throughout Metro Detroit at numerous events, including corporate engagements and university forums. Mike also regularly educates the public about the necessary elements of estate planning through monthly educational workshops, where he provides answers to questions from those in attendance. A networker by nature, Mike also regularly hosts events for business professionals and his Meet Up group has grown to include over 1,100 members, and is ranked 2nd in the Detroit area.
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 earned 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 six 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 and employment law matters.
Mike was born and raised in Rochester, Michigan, where he now lives 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, skiing, and running. He has completed four marathons and three triathlons.