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John Mucha III

Education

  • The University of Michigan Law School Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1987 J.D. Law Review: University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform Contributing Editor
  • University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy, 1979 Master of Public Policy Studies
  • University of Michigan College of Literature, Science and Arts, 1977 B.A. Honors: With Distinction

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John Mucha III

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

(248) 642-3999 p / (248) 642-7791 f

jmucha@dmms.com

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John Mucha III is a Member of Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC. He concentrates his practice in the areas of land use planning and general civil litigation, including commercial, construction, real property, tort and non-compete matters.

Mr. Mucha has considerable experience representing businesses and property owners in a broad range of general business litigation, including breach of contract disputes and claims involving the sale and leasing of real property. He has also litigated and successfully resolved land contamination matters as well as cases involving personal injury, property damage and other torts. Mr. Mucha has assisted both employers and executives with confidentiality and non-compete issues including the drafting of agreements and the resolution of disputes. His expertise encompasses all phases of the litigation process from initial pleading and discovery stages to trials, appeals and the negotiation of settlements.

With respect to land use, zoning and planning matters, Mr. Mucha has successfully guided owners, developers and retailers through the applicable governmental approval processes. He has also successfully litigated land use disputes in both administrative hearings and in court.

Mr. Mucha has also successfully argued cases before the Michigan Court of Appeals and is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Michigan. Mr. Mucha has served as the Chair of the State Bar of Michigan Litigation Section, which has over 1,900 members, and he currently serves as an elected representative to the State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Oakland County Bar Association and the American Bar Association, and has been recognized as a top Michigan lawyer by both DBusiness magazine and SuperLawyers.

Mr. Mucha earned his JD from the University of Michigan in 1987, where he received an award for writing and advocacy and was Contributing Editor to the Michigan Journal of Law Reform. He also earned a Masters of Public Policy degree in 1979 and a B.A., with distinction, in 1977 from the University of Michigan. Mr. Mucha is a frequent contributor to legal journals and publications and is also an active member of Rotary International, having served as the President of the Birmingham (Michigan) Rotary Club.

Classes/Seminars Taught

Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2014, “Deposition Techniques and Skills”
Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2000, “The Name of the Game is Damages”
National Business Institute, 2013, “Business Contracts A to Z”
National Business Institute, 2009, “Update on New Developments in Application of Rules of Evidence”
National Business Institute, 2008, “Practical Guide to Zoning and Land Use Law”
University of Michigan Law School, 2014, Professional Responsibility Trainer
University of Michigan Law School, Moot Court Judge

Published Works

Understanding Non-Compete and Confidentiality Agreements, State Bar of Michigan, “The Litigation Journal”, Fall 2015
What Happens if You Break Non-Competes“, Physicians’ Weekly,
 July 28, 2015
“The Litigation Newsletter” (Contributing Author), State Bar of Michigan, 2001-present;
“Business Opportunities in the United States (Contributing Author with R. Cushman and L. Soares, Eds.)
, Business One/Irwin, 1992

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 1987

U.S. District Court
Eastern District of Michigan, 1987

Specialties

General Civil Litigation
Land Use, Zoning and Planning

Associations

State Bar of Michigan
Labor & Employment Law, Real Property, Negligence Law Sections
Member

State Bar of Michigan
Litigation Section
Past Chair

Oakland County Bar Association
Member

American Bar Association
Litigation, Labor & Employment Law, Construction, Tort & Insurance Practice Sections
Member

Birmingham (MI) Rotary Club Member
President, 2004
Vice President, Endowment Fund

State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly (6th Circuit), 2010-2014

Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
Board of Directors

Defense Research Institute
Member

Construction Association of Michigan
Member

International Council of Shopping Centers
Member

Henry Ford Hospice Council of Advisors
Member

Honors and Awards

One of 30 attorneys selected as the “Leaders in the Law” Class of 2018 – Michigan Lawyers Weekly

Top Lawyer: Construction Law, Land Use & Zoning, Litigation – Commercial – DBusiness, 2010, 2014, 2016-2018

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated – LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell® – Since 1999

Named to Michigan Business Super Lawyers Top 50 list – 2016-2018

Named to Michigan Super Lawyers Top 100 list – 2015-2018

Selected to Michigan Super Lawyers list – 2010-2018

Listed in Leading Lawyer: Commercial Litigation, Employment Law: Management, Land Use, Zoning & Condemnation Law, and Real Estate Law: Commercial – Since 2017

AVVO Rated Top Lawyer – 2017