Foley & Mansfield
Foley & Mansfield

Howard I. Wallach

Managing Partner - Detroit


Bar Admissions: 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

Practice Groups: Banking & Finance, Business & Corporate Law, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law & Litigation, Elder Law, Employment Law & Litigation, Medical Malpractice Defense, Professional Liability Defense, Transportation  

Education: University of Detroit School of Law, 1978, JD, cum laude; Michigan State University, 1975, BS, Criminal Justice, cum laude

Memberships: Michigan Association for Justice; Michigan Attorney Discipline Board; Michigan Bar Association; State Bar of Michigan Fellow; The Claims and Management Litigation Alliance (CLM)


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.


  • Glavin v Baker Material Handling Corporation, 144 Mich. App. 147; 373 N.W.2d 272 (1985). 


September 11, 2018
Six Named to Michigan Super Lawyer®, Rising Star® List

Foley & Mansfield is pleased to announce that five attorneys in the firm’s Detroit office have been named to the 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers® and Rising Star® Lists.


November 15, 2017
Wallach Named 2018 Top Lawyer in Metro Detroit

Howard Wallach has been recognized as a 2018 Top Lawyer in Metropolitan Detroit by dbusiness Magazine, the region's premier business journal.


September 5, 2017
Wallach, Sharp, Balian and Holmes Named to 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® List

Four Detroit attorneys have been named to the 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® List.



  • Michigan Super Lawyers® - 2017, 2018
  • 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. View here.
  • Winning Strategy: Firm's Managing Partner Values Goals, Objectives. View/Listen
    Howard Wallach, Managing Partner of the firm's Detroit office, discusses how his practice has evolved over the years in this LegalNews article.