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Biography Overview

Michael Hanna is a partner at Morgan & Morgan and leads the firm’s Michigan office. He is a class action employment attorney who has litigated hundreds of federal claims and represented thousands of clients across the nation. His law practice focuses on the prosecution of wage and hour claims for unpaid minimum and overtime wages, as well as discrimination and retaliation claims under various state and federal statutes.

Mr. Hanna has served as lead counsel on many high profile cases that have been featured on The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, ABC Action News, Fox News, Bloomberg Law, Law 360, CBS News, AOL News, The Huffington Post, The Washington Times, The Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News, The Miami New Times, The Orlando Sentinel, The Associated Press, and various other national and local news syndicates.

Mr. Hanna was selected for inclusion in the 2021 and 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Employment Law – Individuals. Mr. Hanna has also been selected by his peers as a Florida Super Lawyers® Rising Star from 2017 to 2018, and Michigan Super Lawyers® Rising Star from 2019 to 2022, an honor bestowed on less than 2.5% of lawyers in the state. Mr. Hanna was also the recipient of the 2015 ADC Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award.

Practice Areas

  • Civil Rights Class Action
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Employment Litigation
  • Overtime Law
  • Minimum Wage Unpaid Wages/Commissions
  • Workplace Harassment
  • Whistleblower Complaints
  • Wrongful Termination

Published Decisions

  • Guy v. Absopure Water Co., 2021 WL 735787 (E.D. Mich. Feb. 25, 2021)
  • Gales v. California California Dep't of Corr. & Rehab. Ventura Youth Corr. Facility, 2021 WL 342571 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 28, 2021)
  • Walter v. Oakland Community College, 2020 WL 6499833 (E.D. Mich. Nov. 5, 2020)
  • Bruce v. Sana Health, Inc., 504 F. Supp. 3d 653 (E.D. Mich. 2020)
  • Mingo v. Fed Cmty., 2020 WL 5258481 (E.D. Mich. Sept. 3, 2020)
  • Daoust v. Maru Rest., LLC, 2019 WL 2866490 (E.D. Mich. July 3, 2019)
  • Leverett v. Primestar Painting, Inc. et. al., 2018 WL 3013660 (E.D. Mich. June 14, 2018)
  • Kutzback v. LMS Intellibound, LLC, 301 F. Supp. 3d 807 (W.D. Tenn. 2018)
  • Dozier v. DBI Servs., LLC, 2019 WL 3543001 (M.D. Fla. Aug. 5, 2019)
  • Adams v. Gilead Group, LLC, 280 F. Supp. 3d 1358 (M.D. Fla. 2017)
  • Burdette v. Panola County, 2015 WL 1433462 (N.D. Miss. Mar. 31, 2015)
  • Simmons v. Mathis Tire & Auto Service, Inc., 2015 WL 5008220 (W.D. Tenn. Aug. 20, 2015)
  • Khan v. U.S., 2015 WL 3644628 (S.D. Fla. June 10, 2015)
  • Burdette v. Panola County, 83 F.Supp.3d 705 (N.D. Miss. 2015)
  • Shadeh v. Glenn Buick-GMC Trucks, LLC, 2014 WL 6909049 (E.D. Ken. Dec. 9, 2014)
  • Kidd v. Mathis Tire & Auto Service, Inc., 2014 WL 4923004 (W.D. Tenn. Sept. 18, 2014)
  • Benhassine v. Star Taxi, Inc., 2013 WL 3070871 (M.D. Fla. 2013)

Jurisdiction and Court Admissions

  • State of Michigan
  • State of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

Memberships

  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • National Arabic-American Lawyers Association
  • Michigan Association for Justice

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Wayne State University, B.S., magna cum laude
Recent successes
$1,450,000.00
Settlement
Private Settlement

Recent Successes

  • Private Settlement

    $1,450,000.00

    Settlement -