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Labor and Employment Attorney

Dave’s client-centered practice involves a variety of labor and employment issues. He provides practical, confidential ongoing advice and consulting on a number of sensitive and complex labor/employment matters, from problem employee situations to multi-facility collective bargaining negotiations. His representative clients include diverse industries (automotive, printing, transportation and hospitals) throughout the nation. Dave also serves as chair of the firm, a post he has held since January 2016.



Dean Transportation, Inc. v. National Labor Relations Board, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Case Nos. 07-1262, 07-1313, 07-1314

NLRB v. Dickinson Press Inc., Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Case Nos. 97-5626, 97-5673

Keeler Die Cast v. NLRB, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Case Nos. 98-5536, 98-5635

Testified before U.S. Senate Labor Committee regarding proposed passage of TEAM Act, 1995


Honors & Recognitions

American College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, fellow

Best Lawyers in America® Labor Law – Management, since 2001

Chambers USA©: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Leader in the field of Labor and Employment

Leading Lawyers: Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management

Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Michigan Super Lawyers® since 2006

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association: Section of Labor and Employment Law, Subcommittee on Development of Law under the National Labor Relations Act

Grand Rapids Bar Association: Labor and Employment Law Section

State Bar of Michigan: Labor Relations Law Section, chair, 2004

Community Involvement

Holland Home, Strategic Planning Committee

The Right Place, Board of Directors

News & Publications




Vanderbilt University Law School
Nashville, Tennessee
J.D., 1984

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana
B.A., 1981

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • United States Supreme Court
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