University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D.
  • summa cum laude
  • Notre Dame Law Review, Executive Notes Editor
University of Notre Dame, B.A.
  • American Studies

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Professional Affiliations

Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association

Federal Bar Association – Easter District of Michigan Chapter

State Bar of Michigan

  • Litigation Section
  • Appellate Practice Section

American Bar Association

Media Law Resource Center

News & Resources


Mr. Pauwels concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation matters, including assisting clients in contract disputes, business torts, class action defense and high-stakes litigation. He also represents private equity firms and their portfolio companies in commercial litigation and internal investigations typically involving allegations of criminal or civil fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract.