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Michigan State University College of Law
East Lansing, Michigan
J.D., magna cum laude, 2020
Michigan State Law Review, Executive Editor

Grand Valley State University, Frederik Meijer Honors College
Allendale, Michigan
B.A., English, 2016

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

All Michigan state courts

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 Southern District of Indiana

Labor and Employment Attorney

Carolyn is an experienced labor and employment attorney whose practice focuses on compliance with federal and state labor and employment laws and other workplace matters. She provides counsel on a wide range of matters including effective employee handbooks and policies, discrimination, ADA compliance, sexual harassment, MIOSHA, and wage-hour issues. She litigates and defends employers in federal and state courts, as well as on administrative charges, including unemployment and EEOC matters.

Carolyn has additional experience counseling on employee benefit plans, including 401(k) plans and Section 125 Cafeteria Plans.

In addition to her client work, Carolyn is a frequent contributor to labor and employment industry publications.

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

Grand Rapids Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section – Treasurer

Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Programming Committee, Historic Preservation Committee

Community Involvement

Habitat for Humanity of Kent County, Board of Directors


Annual EEO Case Law Update, State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Midwinter Meeting, contributor, 2020

Understanding Mandatory Reporting Requirements for Amateur Sports Organizations and College Athletic Programs, ABA State and Local Government Law Section, October 2021

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