Michael D. O’Connor, a partner at Lennon, Miller, O’Connor & Bartosiewicz, P.L.C., graduated from Dartmouth College in 1968 with a Bachelor of Arts. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Indiana University Law School in 1971, graduating Cum Laude. He was also Editor-in-Chief of the Law Journal and honored with Order-of-the-Coif designation in recognition of academic achievement.
Upon graduation, he served as law clerk to the late Honorable W. Wallace Kent of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Mr. O’Connor practices extensively in commercial real estate and serves as counsel to the Kalamazoo Downtown Development Authority, Downtown Tomorrow, Inc. and Downtown Kalamazoo, Inc. His focus on commercial real estate development since 1979 includes site acquisition and development, environmental issues, condemnation proceedings, commercial lending and financing and complex litigation.
He is admitted to practice in all Michigan State Courts, the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Mr. O’Connor is a member of the Kalamazoo County Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan and the American Bar Association.
Mr. O’Connor also devotes significant time to non-profit entities in both a professional and volunteer capacity. Presently, he is actively involved in the formation and development of Kalamazoo’s First Community Development Credit Union to serve low-income individuals.
Publications in recent months have concerned recent changes in Michigan foreclosure law regarding principal residences.