Foley & Mansfield
Foley & Mansfield

Matthew T. Wise

Attorney - Detroit


Bar Admissions: Michigan; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan; U.S. Supreme Court

Practice Groups: Employment Litigation, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Toxic & Mass Tort, Personal Injury Defense

Education: Western Michigan Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2012, JD, cum laude; Kalamazoo College, 2008, B.A., Economics and Business

Memberships: Oakland County Bar Association; Macomb County Bar Association; American Bar Association; Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)


Matthew Wise is a litigator in Foley & Mansfield’s Detroit office, where he focuses his practice in the defense of labor and employment disputes and premises liability matters. Knowledgeable in all phases of complex litigation, Matt also has experience in the areas of toxic/mass tort and product liability litigation as well as dram shop and automobile/no-fault defense.

Prior to practice, he served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Chief Judge Gerald E. Rosen of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan.

Matt is proficient in Spanish. 


  • Dixon v. City of Roseville,  et. al. (obtained summary judgment in federal civil rights/harassment case).
  • Birch Run Area Convention and Visitors’ Bureau v. Saginaw County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau and Saginaw County (obtained voluntary dismissal of dispute between convention and visitors’ bureaus over County tax dollar allocation).
  • Jones v. James-Martin Chevrolet (obtained favorable settlement in an employment discrimination case).
  • Currently involved in the extensive and ongoing Flint Water Litigation.    


April 4, 2019
Foley & Mansfield Obtains Complete Dismissal in Flint Water Lawsuit

Gregory M. Meihn and Matthew T. Wise obtained complete dismissal of a class action lawsuit filed against its client in the Flint, Michigan polluted water case.


January 9, 2018
Wise Successfully Defends Civil Rights, Harassment Case

Foley & Mansfield attorney Matthew Wise recently won a victory the City of Roseville, MI, in a civil rights and harassment case.



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  • Legal Aid volunteer providing estate planning assistance to low-income individuals in Oakland County, MI