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Labor and Employment Attorney

Dick has significant experience in traditional labor relations, state/federal agency work, employment litigation, unemployment insurance taxation matters, and arbitration of employment disputes. He is a facilitative mediator for the U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, and the Michigan courts. He is listed as an arbitrator and mediator with National Arbitration and Mediation, Inc., and the National Arbitration Forum.

Experience

Experience

Representation of significant transportation industry company in labor relations matters, including collective bargaining and labor arbitration with the American Postal Workers.

Representation of multi-employer construction industry associations in labor relations matters, including collective bargaining, fringe benefit fund issues and labor dispute resolution.

Representation of professional employer organizations, staffing firms, consumer products manufacturers, agricultural employers and automobile dealerships in multimillion dollar unemployment insurance tax appeals.

Representation of multistate environmental contracting company in labor and employment relations matters, including worksite picketing, out-of-area labor contracting, multi-employer fringe benefit fund issues, employment litigation and employment arbitration.

Representation of manufacturing employers in general labor and employment relations matters.

Leadership

Honors & Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America® Labor Law – Management, since 2005

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

Michigan Super Lawyers®

College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, fellow

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a Leader in the field of Labor & Employment

Martindale Hubbell®  AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Professional Affiliations

Alliance for Education in Dispute Resolution

American Employment Law Council

American Bar Association: Labor and Employment Section; Committee on Unemployment Insurance Law, past co-chair; Committee on State Labor and Employment Laws, past co-chair; Committee on Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Center for Public Responsibility

Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE): Michigan Labor and Employment Law, "Unemployment Insurance Law," Chapter Editor; Annual Labor and Employment Law Institute, speaker

Labor and Employment Relations Association, Detroit Chapter

National Arbitration & Mediation, Inc.

National Arbitration Forum

National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO)

Oakland County Bar Association: ADR Committee, chair

Oakland County Business Court’s Advisory Group

State Bar of Michigan, Labor and Employment Section

State Bar of Wisconsin, Labor and Employment Section

Community Involvement

Cooley Lake Association

Detroit Orientation Institute

Kent County Chapter of the American Cancer Society

Leadership Kalamazoo

The Center for Michigan, volunteer

News & Publications

News

Publications

Industries

Education

Washington & Lee University
Lexington, Virginia
J.D., 1976

Denison University
Granville, Ohio
B.A., 1973

Court Admissions

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