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Employment Litigation Attorney

Terry 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. He 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.

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

Additionally, he 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.

Leadership

Honors & Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2018 and 2019

Leading Lawyers: Employment Law - Management; School Law

Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Michigan Super Lawyers® since 2000

Michigan Super Lawyers®, Top 100, 2017, 2018

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

Detroit Bar Association

Equal Employment Opportunity Mediation Program, Advisory Board, Detroit District Office

Genesee County Bar Association

Oakland County Bar Association

Michigan Civil Rights Commission, hearing referee, 1993 - present

Michigan Council of School Attorneys

Michigan Defense Trial Counsel: Board of Directors, past president

Michigan State Bar Foundation, fellow

National Association of School Board Attorneys

National Organization on Legal Problems in Education

State Bar of Michigan: Labor Relations Law Section; Public Corporation Law Section

News & Publications

Presentations

Contributing Editor, Employment-At-Will: A State-By-State Survey, (NELI 1989-1991)

Publications

Practice Areas

Industries

Education

Wayne State University Law School
Detroit, Michigan
J.D., cum laude, 1979

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
B.A., 1976

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Federal District of Colorado
  • 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 Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • United States Supreme Court
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