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Michael J. Watza

Michael J. Watza

Principal Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook

Professional Bio

Michael J. Watza is Chair of the Governmental Regulatory Practice Group at Kitch, a full service Law firm based in Detroit, with offices in Lansing, Marquette, Mt. Clemens, Chicago, Ill., Toledo, OH and Honolulu, HI.

Mr. Watza's practice provides litigated, legislative and regulatory solutions on behalf of municipal, health care and private sector clients, concerning Legislation, Complex Litigation, Governance Issues, Telecommunications including Cable and Cell Towers, Pipelines, Energy, Insurance and Gaming. He is also a registered lobbyist.

In 2008, Michael successfully opposed Comcast’s effort to move PEG channels to the 900 digital channel range resulting in, among other things, an apology by Comcast to Congress. He also provided the legal components to the development of the 1st Municipal Broadband projects in Sebewaing, Marshall and several other communities across Michigan, as well as leading the defense of Rights of Way in the current Small Cell Siting Issues and Legislation threatening Michigan Communities.

Michael J. Watza
Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook
1 Woodward 24th Floor
Detroit, MI 48226
E Mail: Mike.Watza@Kitch.Com

O: (313) 965-7983 C: (248) 921-3888

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