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Richard T. Hewlett Partner

Rich Hewlett Trial Law Attorney Metro Detroit
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Tricia Adgate, 248/567-7833

Trial Experience

Rich is a partner in the Trial Law Team where the focus of his practice is on construction law and litigation, business litigation and commercial matters, contracts and sports law. Rich has extensive experience with all facets of construction law and has represented owners, construction managers, subcontractors/suppliers and design professionals. Rich handles a wide range of construction matters, including claims related to delays, extra work, productivity impact, defects, construction lien and bond claims, and assists clients with a variety of business and contract related matters and disputes. Rich also has extensive experience representing sports related clients and in performing internal investigations.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Construction Law Forum
  • Association of General Contractors, Legal Relations Committee
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan, Litigation Section

Bar Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court

Community Involvement

  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (Southeast Michigan, Board president, 2017-19 and Board member, 2010 - present)
  • Swing to Cure Diabetes Golf Outing (founder, 2008 - present)


  • Detroit College of Law
    Detroit, Michigan
    J.D., 1987
    Note & Comment Editor, Law Review
  • University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Bachelor of General Studies, 1983
    President, Michigamua, University Senior Honor Society
    Four-year Varsity letter winner, Football, 1979 - 1983


  • Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, since 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year, Litigation - Construction, 2018
  • DBusiness© magazine, Top Lawyers, 2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly©, Leaders in the Law, 2017
  • Michigan Super Lawyers®, Construction Litigation, since 2014
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