Matthew C. Herstein
  • Partner






Matthew C. Herstein is a Partner with Deneweth, Dugan & Parfitt, P.C. where he focuses his legal practice on construction, surety and commercial litigation, as well as real estate and corporate transactions.

Mr. Herstein has represented owners, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and sureties in all stages of construction projects. He has assisted his clients in drafting and negotiating contracts, change order disputes, recording and foreclosing upon claims of lien, pursuing and defending payment and performance bond claims, and many other construction related matters. As a part of his practice, Mr. Herstein routinely takes part in civil litigations, arbitrations and mediations.

Mr. Herstein strives to make his clients' interests paramount while assisting them in resolving their disputes in a cost-efficient manner.

Areas of Practice

  • Construction
  • Fidelity/Surety
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Arbitration/Mediation
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Employment

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 2006
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2009
  • North Carolina, 2019


  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska
    • J.D. - 2005
    • Honors: With Distinction
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • B.A. - 2002
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: History

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award Legal Process
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award Water Law
  • Moot Court: Member from 2003-2005
  • Rising Star, Michigan Super Lawyers 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, 2005 to Present
  • Federal Bar Association, 2008 to Present
  • Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society, Board Member, 2008 to Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association, 2010 to Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State Bar of Michigan’s Insurance and Indemnity Law Section, 2009 to Present

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