Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C.

Michael J. Tauscher

Michael J. Tauscher, Partner

Practice Concentration

Mr. Tauscher focuses his practice on civil litigation for various segments of the transportation industry, concentrating in the areas of employment, workers' compensation, personal injury, cargo claims and damage, and freight charge collections.


Michael J. Tauscher is a partner in the firm with over 25 years experience representing  and advising transportation companies and other businesses in federal, state and local courts and administrative agencies.  He has spoken to various industry groups and at seminars on topics such as wrongful discharge, employment discrimination, workers' compensation, freight claims and no fault insurance.  Mr. Tauscher is AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability, and recognized as a “Top Rated Lawyer in Transportation” by Martindale-Hubbell™ and American Lawyer Media.            

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  • Michigan State University, B.S., with high honors
  • Wayne State University, J.D.
    • cum laude
    • member of Law Review
    • assistant Survey editor


Bar Admissions
  • Michigan
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • All Michigan state and federal courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Transportation Lawyers Association (Labor, Freight Claims, Motor Carrier, Casualty Litigation and Commercial & Business Litigations Committees)
  • Defense Research Institute (Trucking, Employment, Workers' Compensation, and Fidelity and Surety Committees)
  • Conference of Freight Counsel
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)
  • State Bar of Michigan (Labor & Employment, Workers' Compensation Sections)
  • Florida Bar (Labor & Employment and Out of State Practice Sections).
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