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Employment Litigation Attorney

Barbara represents employers before federal and state courts in litigation involving all types of employment and labor claims, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, whistleblower, wage and hour, trade secrets and credentialing of health care professionals. She also represents and advises employers before federal and state administrative agencies in various matters including EEO charges, unfair labor practice charges, and wage and hour complaints.

Barbara’s work with health care organizations includes matters involving peer review activities, professional credentialing and discipline.

Additionally, she counsels private and public sector employers in such matters as implementation of employment policies, reductions in force, severance programs and agreements, employment contracts, employee investigations, discipline and termination of union, non-union and highly compensated employees.

For more information, please contact Barbara Buchanan at 248/567-7816 or


Honors & Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law - Management, 2020

College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, fellow

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Women Lawyers Association of Michigan

News & Publications




Santa Clara University School of Law
Santa Clara, California
J.D., 1993

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
B.A., Economics, 1989
B.A. Political Science, 1989

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
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