Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Ann Arbor
Dedicated & Diligent Representation Focused on Providing Clients with Passionate Counsel

Michael Gatti


Michael Gatti

Michael Gatti was born in Detroit and grew up on the east side. After graduating from James Madison College at Michigan State University, he attended Wayne State University Law School and earned his juris doctorate in 1990. After law school, Michael joined Legal Services of South Central Michigan as a staff attorney. In 2002 Michael was appointed Magistrate of the 15th District Court in Ann Arbor. He conducted arraignments for felonies and misdemeanors and presided over small claims trials and traffic hearings. He also conducted "probable cause" hearings for the issuance of arrest and search warrants.

He has served on the board of many non-profit corporations including the Washtenaw Shelter Association, the Washtenaw Homebuyer's Board, the Legal Resource Center and Lurie Terrace. He also spent five years serving as the Co-Chair of the Washtenaw County Bar Association's Pro Bono Committee. He concentrates his practice on civil litigation and criminal matters. In May 2015, Mike received the Pro Bono/Public Service Award highlighting his dedication to service his community.

Michael Gatti has extensive experience practicing law all over the state of Michigan and has appeared in District, Circuit and Federal courts. Having experience working on both sides of the bench, Mike is able to bring a valuable degree of versatility in his approach and has been able to achieve favorable outcomes for hundreds of clients. Along with his lengthy track record of success, Mike is well-known among his peers to be a passionate and ardent advocate for his clients.

Areas of Practice


  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1990
  • James Madison College at Michigan State
    • B.A. - 1987

Knowledgeable & Experienced

Defense Attorneys
  • Former Prosecutor & Magistrate

    With a former prosecutor and a court magistrate on our staff, we can offer valuable insights.

  • Working Together For You

    We take a team approach to cases to build as strong of a case as we possibly can.

  • Work Directly With Us

    Each of our clients works directly with our legal team, they are not handed off to others.

  • Keeping Clients Informed

    We communicate often with our clients to keep them informed of the legal process.

Let Us Help You Through

The Legal System

We understand that this might be your first time dealing with a criminal matter. It could be that you have had to deal with the criminal justice system before. Whatever the case is for you, our Ann Arbor criminal defense attorneys can help you navigate the legal system with confidence. We can work with you to develop your case and work hard to defend the rights of our clients.