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Michael Pereira, Attorney

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Michael Pereira

Position: Attorney
Location: 37085 Grand River Ave., Ste 200
Farmington, MI 48335
E-Mail: info@hirzellaw.com
Tel: (248) 986-2290

Michael Pereira is an associate attorney with Hirzel Law, PLC and focuses his practice on association enforcement litigation.  Mr. Pereira received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Michigan.  After graduating from Michigan, Mr. Pereira worked to recover unclaimed property held in trust by the State of Michigan.  Mr. Pereira earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and second in his class.  While in law school, Mr. Pereira served as a teaching assistant, in the student bar association in various roles, as treasurer for the St. Thomas More Society, and first as a junior member, then as the Executive Editor of Outside Articles, for the Detroit Mercy Law Review.

Following graduation from Detroit Mercy, Mr. Pereira spent a number of years with the Michigan Court of Appeals, first as a research attorney, then as a law clerk to Judge Patrick M. Meter and Judge Anica Letica. 

  • Detroit Mercy Law Dean’s List, Dean’s Scholarship for Excellence, and Law Fellows Award
  • Justice Frank Murphy Honor Society
  • 2024 Best Lawyers in America: “Ones to Watch” list for professional excellence in Real Estate Law
  • All Things Rental, Webinar, May 2023
  • Common Bylaw Violations and How to Handle Them, Webinar, March 2023
  • Reefer Madness: How to Address Marijuana Issues in Your Association, Webinar, August 2022 
  • All Things Rental, Webinar, June 2022
  • An Accurate Taxation Scheme for Bitcoin, 95 U. Det. Mercy L. Rev. 459 (2018)


University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, second in class

University of Michigan

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science


Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Michigan