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Matthew T. Jane
, focuses his practice in general business litigation, construction law and real estatelaw, specializing in condemnation and real estate litigation. He earned his undergraduate degree in 1996, with distinction, from the University of Michigan Law, and his law degree, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from the University of Michigan Law School in 2000.

Prior to joining the Monaghan firm, Mr. Jane practiced at a major Detroit based firm in its Ann Arbor office. He has extensive experience handling complex and sophisticated commercial, construction and real estate matters and represents clients in all aspects of business and construction disputes, including trials, arbitrations and appeals. He has represented public and private owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, lenders, title insurance companies and sureties in all phases of the construction process, including claims involving payment and valuation issues, defective design and construction, change orders and differing site conditions.

Mr. Jane has authored several articles and lectured on various construction law and real estate topics. He is active in the local construction industry and bar associations, having served on the Board of Directors for the Washtenaw County Bar Association from 2003-2015, including as its President in 2014. Based on his achievements, Mr. Jane has been listed in several attorney rating services, including Best Lawyers in America, Martindale-Hubbell and Michigan Super Lawyers, and has been recognized by the Eastern District of Michigan for his pro bono work. Mr. Jane also received the Preeminent Young Lawyer Award from the New Lawyer Section of the Washtenaw County Bar Association in 2006.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Jane received the Evans Scholarship to attend the University of Michigan, which is a full scholarship awarded to golf caddies based on their academic and caddie record and civic contributions.

Current Employment Position:

  • Principal Attorney

Joined Organization:

  • 2016

Areas of Practice:

Bar Admissions:

  • Michigan, 2000

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2000

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 2001

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2001


  • University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2000 J.D.
    Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif

  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1996 B.A., With Distinction

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • State Bar of Michigan, Real Property Law Section - Member

  • State Bar of Michigan, Litigation Section – Member

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in America  2015 - 2018

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rating

  • Michigan Super Lawyers  2013 - 2017

  • Michigan Super Lawyers “Rising Star” 2008-2012

  • “Top Lawyer” in DBusiness magazine 2012 and 2014

  • Preeminent Young Lawyer Award, Washtenaw County Bar Association 2006

Representative Cases:

  • Liss v. Lewiston-Richards, Inc., 478 Mich. 203; 732 N.W.2d 514 (2007).

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