Internationally known attorney Mayer Morganroth is a member of the Justice Team.
For decades, Mayer (Mike) Morganroth has been an attorney whose skills and knowledge of law have been sought at the international level. His many clients include Dr. Jack Kevorkian, former Detroit Michigan mayor Coleman Young, and John DeLorean. In one of the most important "David-versus-Goliath" legal battles of recent years, it was Mayer Morganroth whose consummate legal skills won a $19 million dollar judgment for Murray Hill Publications against media giant 20th Century Fox in 2001.
The best proof of the talent and skill of an attorney is that he is selected by another high-profile lawyer who is looking for legal help. Such was the case when Geoffrey Feiger, himself a nationally renowned attorney (with whom Mayer has worked in defense of Jack Kevorkian), asked Morganroth to represent him in a recent case.
The consummate skill and knowledge he possesses are universally acknowledged. "He's one of the few people who is both a master of law and a master of facts," says Alan Dershowitz, with whom Morganroth has worked. "Most attorneys are good at one or the other."
One of the most brilliant legal minds of his day, Mayer Morganroth is remarkable not only for his peerless ability in the courtroom, but for his approachable and warm manner outside court, when not defending a client. "The striking thing about Morganroth," says one person who knows him “is that outside of the courtroom, he's a teddy bear. One of the sweetest guys I know. Always brilliant, but sweet. He doesn't swagger, like some lawyers who try to puff themselves up with their own importance. He doesn't need to. He's secure in himself and can be a person, unlike some who get "trapped" by their profession. But, in court, there's not a sharper mind around and there's no one who will fight harder for you-- and win."
But even in the sometimes electric atmosphere of a courtroom, Morganroth is ingenious in displaying another of his many skills: the ability to assess a situation and handle it with just the right amount of seriousness-- or, if need be, just the right amount of levity.
"I tend to be a little mercurial," Geoffrey Feiger muses, "but he's a very calming guy on me. And he's a quipster-- that's one of the reasons we get along so well. When he leans over to me during a trial, usually he's cracking some kind of a joke." It is this kind of apparently effortless poise and grace, wedded with supreme command of his professional skills, which demonstrate just how remarkable a presence he is.
Mayer Morganroth was born in Detroit, Michigan, on March 20, 1931. He studied at Michigan State University and received his law degree from The Detroit College of Law. He is a member of the New York State, Southfield (Michigan), Oakland County (Michigan), Federal (Council) and American Bar Associations, the State Bar of Michigan, National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, The U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society, and the American Judicature Society.