Education: J.D., University of Miami School of Law; B.S., Central Michigan University
Admitted to Practice: State of Michigan; United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; United States District Court, Western District of Michigan
Michael Woods joined Potestivo & Associates, P.C. in 2006. He is the firm’s Executive Vice President and is based in the Rochester, Michigan office. Michael began as the Supervising Attorney of the Foreclosure and Loss Mitigation Departments and with dedication rose to the Assistant Vice President – Managing Attorney position. He is now the firm’s Executive Vice President where he oversees the day-to-day operations of the firm and works to promote efficiency across all firm departments and processes.
Michael graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science supported by a concentration in Public Administration. He then moved to Miami, Florida where he earned his law degree from the University Of Miami School Of Law.
Throughout the years, Michael has learned that superior results can be effectively achieved through direct communication with our clients and their borrowers, helping to reduce the costs associated with the legal process for both parties. Understanding that each situation is unique, Michael focuses on detailed solutions, efficient processes, and state-of-the-art technology to help our clients achieve the best result for all parties involved.
Michael is active in several industry and professional associations, including the Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association, the Default Attorney Group, the Legal League 100, the Macomb County Bar Association, and the State Bar of Michigan’s Real Property Law Section. He regularly assists these groups in legislative efforts, working with State and Federal elected officials to voice our clients’ concerns and speak to their interests.
Michael was chosen by the Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association as a Top 40 Under 40, which recognizes leaders who have excelled in moving the mortgage industry forward.