• Ann Arbor
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    Suite 400
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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    1901 St. Antoine Street
    6th Floor at Ford Field
    Detroit, MI 48226
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    Suite 300
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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    Suite 500
    Troy, MI 48084
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Kathleen O'Callaghan Hickey

Of Counsel,Detroit

T 313-393-7506F 313-393-7579313-393-7506

Practices & Industries
  • University of Detroit School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Michigan State University, B.A.
  • Michigan
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Ct. of Appeals, 6th Cir.

Ms. Hickey represents lenders in loan originations. Her practice encompasses secured transactions, loan workouts, and counseling lenders on lender liability and loan structure issues.

Ms. Hickey’s practice also includes middle market lending, asset based loans, healthcare lending, educational institution and religious organization financing, international lending, captive insurance financing, private lending, real estate financing, multi-rate, multi-currency loans and facilities, agented and syndicated loan facilities, and letters of credit, direct bond purchases, and other liquidity facilities supporting tax exempt and industrial development bonds.

Ms. Hickey has been selected by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as a member of the 2017 class of Women in the Law. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2024 under Banking and Finance Law, in Chambers USA 2023 under Banking & Finance, in IFLR1000 2023 under Banking and Finance, in Michigan Super Lawyers 2021 under The Top 50 Women attorneys in Michigan, and in Michigan Super Lawyers 2007-2023 under Banking. She is listed as a 2024 “Top Lawyer” for Banking & Financial Service Law by DBusiness magazine. She is AV Preeminent® Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Ms. Hickey served for many years as a member of Bodman’s Executive Committee, which manages the Firm’s day to day business affairs, and as co-chair of the firm’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. She serves on the board of directors of the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion and is a board member for VIP Mentoring and the Walsh College Foundation.  She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Detroit and American Bar Associations, and the Association for Corporate Growth.  She is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. 

Ms. Hickey began her legal career as a clerk for the Honorable Richard M. Maher of the Michigan Court of Appeals. She has lectured for the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education on commercial loan documentation matters.

Honors, Awards, and Recognition
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly 2017 Class of “Women in the Law”
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2005-2024, Banking and Finance Law
  • Chambers USA 2023, Banking & Finance
  • IFLR1000 2023, Banking and Finance
  • DBusiness Magazine “Top Lawyers” 2009-2016, 2018-2024, Banking & Financial Service Law
  • Michigan Super Lawyers 2006-2023, Banking
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence; Endorsed for High Ethical Standing
Professional Affiliations
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Business Law Section
    • Real Property Law Section
  • Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission
  • American Bar Association
  • Detroit Bar Association
  • Association for Corporate Growth
Civic, Cultural, and Community Activities
  • Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion, Member, Board of Directors
  • VIP Mentoring, Member, Board of Directors
  • Walsh College Foundation, Member, Board of Directors


Practices & Industries Education
  • University of Detroit School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Michigan State University, B.A.
  • Michigan