Michelle Ruggirello


Michelle Ruggirello handles complex employment and commercial litigation matters for businesses in a variety of industries.  Ms. Ruggirello’s practice is founded on her extensive trial experience.  She began her career in the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, where she first-chaired jury and bench trials in a wide spectrum of criminal cases. Ms. Ruggirello then transitioned to private practice, where she has represented employers facing discrimination, retaliation, and other claims in federal and state courts and in administrative agency investigations.  She has also litigated significant commercial disputes over real estate, insurance, and corporate matters.   

Ms. Ruggirello serves on the Standing Committee on Character and Fitness for the State Bar of Michigan.

Ms. Ruggirello graduated magna cum laude from Notre Dame Law School, where she served on the Moot Court Team. Ms. Ruggirello also graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, earning a degree in Political Science with a Minor in the Hesburgh Program in Public Service.