Attorneys

David Honigman

David Honigman is known for his professionalism and his legal excellence. Before joining MH, Mr. Honigman was a highly regarded Michigan Congressman.  Mr. Honigman was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 1985 and served three terms. He was then elected to the Michigan Senate and served two terms from 1991 to 1996.  Mr. Honigman authored more bills that were passed into law than any other legislator not only when he was a Republican member of the Republican-controlled Michigan Senate, but even when he was a Republican member of the Democrat-controlled Michigan House of Representatives and the Governor was a Democrat. Such an achievement was widely deemed "impossible."  Before he left public office, Mr. Honigman was widely acclaimed as a significant resource for understanding constitutional law when a law firm was confronted with a complex constitutional issue of great importance.

After leaving Congress, Mr. Honigman decided to use his legal talents to represent those less-privileged and disenfranchised in our society.  Mr. Honigman represents individuals in complex class actions in which he is a champion of worthy causes for societal change.  He uses all his energies to strategize and use the powers of his legal analysis to advocate for those most vulnerable in our society who are: unfairly harassed by debt collectors; denied critical health care benefits; and cheated by disreputable and predatory business practices.  Mr. Honigman works with zeal and is not daunted in his representation of his clients.  It is common for his cases to be defended by several defense attorneys in a single case.  His perspective is that, “Thou Shalt Not Ration Justice.”  Mr. Honigman enjoys an exemplary reputation among his colleagues for a professional life spent in the service of his constituents and his clients.

EDUCATION

J.D., University of Michigan

B.A. in Philosophy, Yale University

  • Captain of the Yale University Judo Team

  • Special Distinction in Philosophy

  • High Honors

  • Special Commendation for His Work in The Philosophy of Law Religious Studies and The Sociology of Evil

  • Nominated for Alpheus Henry Snow Prize Award

  • Two-time Connecticut State Judo Champion

  • All-American Judo Player who received All-State Honors in Michigan Freestyle and Greco Wrestling

ADMISSIONS

Michigan
Eastern District of Michigan
Western District of Michigan
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

HONORS AND AWARDS

Leaders in the Law 2017 - Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

American Citizens for Justice Human Rights Award - for "distinguished service upholding the principles of civil and human rights for Asian Americans and all citizens."

Detroit Country Day School Outstanding Alumnus Award - "to the gentleman or lady scholar whose recognized leadership and contributions in the arenas of family, profession and/or community personify the principles and ideals that best represent the founding traditions of the school."

Ellen Templin Memorial Award - to a person who "embodies the ideals and character of Ellen Templin" and "for serving the best traditions of the Republican Party: limited but compassionate government, respect for individual liberty, and promotion of the free enterprise system."

Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan Public Service Award - twice received this award "for courageous and pioneering work on behalf of children and families."

Legislator of the Year - Michigan Trial Lawyers Association -  "in honor of tireless efforts in support of a strong and accessible civil justice system."

Legislator of the Year - Police Officers Association of Michigan - "in recognition of outstanding legislative efforts on behalf of the law enforcement community."

Oakland County School Boards Association Award - "for distinguished service to the Boards of Education and the schoolchildren of Oakland County."

Outstanding Public Service Award - the Michigan Week Committee.

West Bloomfield Township Public Service Award - "in appreciation for courageous leadership and dedicated service to the citizens of West Bloomfield."

CONNECT

1361 E Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI 48083
Phone: 248-457-9200
Fax: 248-457-9201