Ian T. Morton
Senior Litigation Attorney
Ian T. Morton is a Senior Litigation Attorney at Paletz Law who handles comprehensive and in-depth litigation matters. He also supervises all the associate attorneys, oversees the Firm’s docket, and is responsible for its overall case management.
Ian focuses his practice in the areas of general civil litigation, landlord-tenant law and creditor’s rights in bankruptcy. He handles fair housing defense of property owners, appellate matters, and administrative law issues throughout the country. He brings over a decade of experience in the practice of law, where he has also worked in the areas of insurance subrogation, collections, and criminal law.
Ian is a member of the Litigation, Real Property Law, and Administrative and Regulatory Law sections of the State Bar of Michigan. He has also been a member of the American Bar Association since 2005, and has completed fair housing training.
In 2000, Ian graduated from Michigan State University, where he earned a B.A. in Political Science and Psychology. He earned his J.D. from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School in December, 2004, where he was a member of the Law Journal and took part in Moot Court and Mock Trial. While a law student, he interned at the Michigan Department of Attorney General and Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.
Ian is an active member of the Michigan State University Alumni Association and volunteers for the American Red Cross.
- Michigan, 2005
- Ohio, 2014
- United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2005
- United States District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2005
- United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2016
- United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2017
- Represented a commercial property owner where the tenant filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, obtaining full payment on the property owner’s rents.
- Won a verdict at trial in favor of a property owner to immediately remove an individual that was threatening the lives of the management staff and other tenants, while also coordinating the entry of a Personal Protection Order for the property manager.
- Successfully defended a manufactured home community client during a termination of tenancy action from multiple charges of discrimination and a Michigan Department of Civil Rights complaint, which was held up on appeal.
Lectured and Spoken For:
- National Business Institute
- Sterling Education Services
- “Is Fair Housing Really Fair?”, The Driving Force, Official Publication of the Detroit Metropolitan Apartment Association (DMAA), Cover Story (April, 2014)
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