Joseph H. Spiegel

Joseph H. Spiegel | Ann Arbor

Attorney Joseph Spiegel established his private Ann Arbor practice in 1978, and he has since litigated, arbitrated and mediated hundreds of high-profile cases throughout the state of Michigan and nationwide, including those involving mediation; arbitration; broker fraud; corporate litigation; commercial disputes; SEC Regulatory Defense; and FINRA mediation.

A Trusted Legal Adviser

Handling one of the largest and earliest mortgage fraud matters in Michigan, Mr. Spiegel’s work led to templates for bankruptcy and use in later investment scandals. He also resolves many cases privately, resulting in confidential outcomes satisfactory to all parties. Mr. Spiegel has been accepted as a securities law expert in both state and federal courts, and has testified before juries as well as judges. In addition to his practice, Mr. Spiegel lectures at legal seminars educating lawyers and judges in securities law. He created, and chaired for over 25 years, the Midwest Securities Law Institute, an annual legal seminar for lawyers and regulators, now run by Michigan State College of Law. He has authored and published numerous articles in the areas of securities law and financial abuse of seniors.


  • John Marshall Law School — J.D. (1974)
    American Jurisprudence Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Study of Torts
  • Cornell College — B.A., History (1968)
    High honors and Dean’s list, North American Review Magazine



  • Fellow, State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals-Sixth Circuit


  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals-Seventh Circuit

Published Articles

Trade and Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State Bar of Illinois
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Downriver Bar Association
    (Former President)
  • Southern Wayne County Chamber of Commerce
    (Former Member, Board of Directors)
  • Downriver Council for the Arts
    (Former Member, Board of Directors)
  • New York Stock Exchange
    (Former Arbitrator)
  • National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. now FINRA
    (Special Arbitrator for Large and Complex Cases and former Co-Chairman of Continuing Education for Michigan Arbitrators)
  • American Arbitration Association
    (Former Special Mediator, Special Arbitrator for the Michigan Regional Large, Complex Case Dispute Resolution Program, Member of the Michigan Regional Securities Advisory Council, and Member of the Michigan Employment Advisory Council)

Teaching and Lectures

  • The Federal Judicial Center, Judges’ Training
  • Michigan State University College of Law, Chair, Midwest Securities Law Institute
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute and Business Law Sections
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, former sponsor Midwest Securities Law Institute
  • Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • United Auto Workers National Pre-Paid Legal Services
  • American Arbitration Association
  • National Association of Securities Dealers Regulation, Inc.
  • Institute of Certified Financial Planners
  • Commodity Education Institute, Ltd.
  • Futures Symposium International

Joseph H. Spiegel PLLC helps Ann Arbor clients as a trusted mediator, arbitrator and business consultant. For your protection, we do not accept emails. Instead, call (734) 761-8475 to schedule your confidential consultation.