Howard Wallach

Managing Partner - Detroit


Howard Wallach is the managing partner of Foley Mansfield's Detroit office. Howard focuses his practice in the areas of business and corporate law and litigation, with extensive experience in the litigation aspects of commercial and real estate disputes, construction defects, and various disputes surrounding business transactions.

Howard has successfully handled numerous commercial litigation matters for clients involving partnership dissolution, contract and employment disputes, professional liability and other general civil litigation matters. He also has extensive experience in family law, especially in the area of highly-sensitive child custody situations.

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  • Michigan; 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan; U.S. Supreme Court
  • Banking & Finance, 
  • Business & Corporate Law, 
  • Commercial Litigation,
  •  Construction Law & Litigation, 
  • Elder Law, 
  • Employment Law & Litigation, 
  • Medical Malpractice Defense, 
  • Professional Liability Defense, 
  • Transportation
  • University of Detroit School of Law, 1978, JD, cum laude
  • Michigan State University, 1975, BS, Criminal Justice, cum laude
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Michigan Attorney Discipline Board
  •  Michigan Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan Fellow
  • The Claims and Management Litigation Alliance (CLM)
  • Glavin v. Baker Material Handling Corporation, 144 Mich. App. 147; 373 N.W.2d 272 (1985). 
  • Michigan Super Lawyers® - 2017-2019
  • Top Lawyers in Metropolitan Detroit, DBusiness Magazine - 2010, 2013, 2018
  • Strathmore's Who’s Who - 2002-2003
  • The Marquis Who’s Who in American Law - 1990-1991
  • A leader in the Detroit Jewish community, Howard has been a Board member of numerous local Jewish organizations. He received the Jewish Welfare Federation’s Agency Leadership Award in 1988. In 1997, he was elected as one of the youngest presidents in the history of the Jewish Community Council. He is also past Chair of the Michigan Regional Board of the Anti-Defamation League and a former member of the Farmington, Michigan Board of Education.
  • Wallach Honored for Service to Michigan Anti-Defamation League. Howard Wallach was recently honored as a past chair of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) during their Centennial Gala.
  • Winning Strategy: Firm's Managing Partner Values Goals, Objectives. Howard Wallach, Managing Partner of the firm's Detroit office, discusses how his practice has evolved over the years in this LegalNews article.

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