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37000 Woodward Avenue
Suite 225
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

201 E. Fifth Street
Suite 1900
Cincinnati, OH 45202

600 Superior Ave. East
Fifth Third Building, Suite 1300
Cleveland, OH 44114

41 South High Street
Suite 2495
Columbus, OH 43215


J.D., cum laude, Western Michigan Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2012

B.A., Economics and Business, Kalamazoo College, 2008


Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch distinction in Municipal Law (2021-2024), Litigation - Labor and Employment (2023-2024), Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2024)

Super Lawyers® Rising Star (2021-2023)


Matthew T. Wise is a Partner in the Detroit office of GRSM, where he focuses his primarily litigation-centric practice in the defense of labor and employment disputes/litigation and municipal matters.  This practice includes extensive practice and appearances with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights and the National Labor Relations Board.  His employment litigation practice also involves appearance in all phases of litigation regarding claims of discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, employment hiring practices, non-compete and non-solicit agreements, and issues involving Michigan Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, Title VII, ADEA, ADA, and related state and federal statutes, as well as general consulting, training, and consulting for employers.  Knowledgeable in all phases of complex litigation, Matthew also has extensive experience in the areas of class action litigation, estate planning, business consulting, premises liability and product liability litigation, dram shop, automobile/no-fault defense and general civil litigation.

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


  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer Income Tax Preparer (VITA)
  • ABA Military Pro Bono Project Volunteer
  • Legal Aid volunteer providing estate planning assistance to low-income individuals in Oakland County, Michigan