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The Michigan Workers’ Disability Compensation Act defines the requirements for Michigan employers to maintain workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance provides employees injured on the job with appropriate medical care, rehabilitation, and/or disability benefits. The law requires that every employer subject to the Act assure that it can pay benefits to its workers should they become injured–by purchasing a workers’ compensation policy from an insurance company, by becoming authorized by the State to self-insure, or by becoming a member of a self-insured fund.


Firm News


Brenton Law Group, P.C. ranked in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® in the following area: Metropolitan Awards, Tier 2, Lansing, Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers. Firms included in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.

Michael Brenton honored for 13th consecutive year as a Michigan Super Lawyer.  Super Lawyers® is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.


Governor Rick Snyder announced the reappointment of Michael Brenton to the Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council. The 12-member council is housed in the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.


Attorney Steve Wieber presented at the NBI Seminar: Handling the Workers’ Compensation Case from Start to Finish.  His seminar topics included:  Medical Issues during the Claim, and Settlement Options (Including MSA Considerations).


Attorney Mike Brenton was selected as a Michigan Leading LawyerSM. Leading LawyersSM have been recommended by their peers to be among the TOP LAWYERS in their area of practice. Less than 5% of all lawyers licensed in each state have received the distinction of Leading LawyerSM.

Attorney Mike Brenton completed Advanced Mediation Training, “Facilitation Skills from Mediations to Meetings,” a training program approved by the Michigan State Court Administrative Office of Dispute Resolution.


Michael Brenton was the featured legal speaker at the annual Client Education Day presented by CMI, A York Risk Services Company. Mike addressed practical legal perspectives to claim management during the first 48 hours following injury and discussed red flags to suspicious claims.

Attorney Mike Brenton successfully completed the State Court Administrative Office approved General Civil Mediator Training program.

Attorney Brenton participated in the ICLE Advanced Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Institute.  Negotiation is key to successful dispute resolution.

Mike Brenton served as the kickoff speaker for the annual Michigan Grape and Wine Industry pre-conference at Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing.  Targeted to individuals who are considering starting a winery, or who have recently entered the wine business, Mike spoke about the exciting growth in the Michigan wine industry and keys to success for those entering the business.


Michael S. Brenton, founder and shareholder of the Brenton Law Group PC, was inducted into the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers on Saturday April 9th, 2011 in Boston, MA.

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