Michigan Civil Rights Lawyers

Carly Van Thomme
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(248) 644-6326 1441 West Long Lake Road
Suite 310
Troy, MI 48098
Troy, MI Civil Rights Attorney with 19 years experience
Civil Rights, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Health Care
University of Michigan Law School
Carly focuses her practice on defending correctional medicine physicians and mid-level practitioners in civil rights and medical malpractice cases, practicing in both federal and state court. She is also a certified mediator and handles appeals in both federal and state court. Carly also handles some employment matters such as review and negotiation of employment agreements and severance agreements. She enjoys assisting clients with whatever legal challenges they may be facing and is diligent in working toward the best solution for their needs – no matter how difficult or unique their situations may be. Carly’s skills include the ability to speak,...
Nicholas Roumel
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Traverse City, MI Civil Rights Attorney with 34 years experience
(888) 312-7173 415 Cass Street
Suite 2C
Traverse City, MI 49684
Civil Rights, Appeals, Education and Employment
Wayne State University Law School
Nicholas Roumel is a trial lawyer with over 30 years' experience. He has an excellent record in jury and bench trials, administrative hearings, arbitrations, and appeals. His primary areas of practice are:

Employment and Civil Rights Law - Counsel and litigation in all areas of discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, First Amendment, due process and wrongful discharge; contract review; non-competes; and severance packages. Nick is the chair of the Washtenaw County Bar Association Labor & Employment Section.

Labor Law - As a former union local president, Nick is well suited to provide representation to unions and their members in arbitration, unfair labor practice...
David A. Nacht
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Ann Arbor, MI Civil Rights Lawyer with 26 years experience
(888) 312-7173 101 North Main Street
Suite 555
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Civil Rights, Criminal, Employment and Health Care
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
David Nacht has tried over 2 dozen cases with his most recent victory in the spring of 2013 in federal court. His last civil jury award was in June 2012 in Muskegon County, Michigan in the case of Crosby v. Michigan Department of Corrections where he obtained a judgment of $390,000.

Mr. Nacht, the firm founder, holds degrees from Harvard College ('87) and The University of Michigan Law School ('92), where he served as an editor of the Law Review. Mr. Nacht is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating for lawyers by lawyers, has been named a "Million Dollar...
Elizabeth Kamm Abdnour
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Lansing, MI Civil Rights Attorney with 11 years experience
(517) 292-0067 1146 S. Washington Ave.
Suite 7
Lansing, MI 48910
Civil Rights, Domestic Violence, Education and Landlord Tenant
New York University School of Law
Elizabeth K. Abdnour, Esq., PLLC, is a law firm located in Lansing, Michigan, dedicated to protecting the civil rights of students, staff, and faculty at K-12 and higher education institutions. The firm's principal is Liz Abdnour, an attorney and advocate committed to justice, equity, and fairness for all people. Liz has significant experience both as a lawyer and as a civil rights and Title IX investigator and trainer, and is committed to a creative, empathetic, just, and client-centered approach to her work.

The firm provides legal representation to individual clients, as well as independent investigative services, consultation, and training...
Adam M Taub
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Ann Arbor, MI Civil Rights Attorney with 4 years experience
(888) 312-7173 101 North Main Street
Suite 555
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Civil Rights, Education, Employment and Health Care
University of Connecticut School of Law
Adam M. Taub is a graduate of the University of Michigan and University of Connecticut School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Michigan, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Adam joined NachtLaw in January 2018 after working at Miller Cohen P.L.C. for over three years as an Associate Attorney. He has represented numerous individuals and labor unions against employers in federal and state courts, as well as administrative agencies, including EEOC, OSHA, NLRB, and MERC. He primarily focuses on labor and employment law.

While in law school, Adam served as a member of the Connecticut Law Review. He also received...
Dean Elliott
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Royal Oak, MI Civil Rights Lawyer with 18 years experience
(248) 251-0001 201 East Fourth Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Criminal, Employment and Personal Injury
University of Detroit Mercy
Co-Counsel on the largest police misconduct verdict in Michigan history and the largest verdict in Michigan this year! On November 3, 2016, a jury in the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Michigan returned a $36,600,000 against Genesee County Deputies for using excessive force against a man arrested for drunken driving. Click the link below for details. This is one of many seven figure verdicts and settlements that I have obtained for my clients in civil rights and personal injury cases. http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2016/11/06/jury-awards-36m-verdict-genesee-county-police-brutality-case/93287248/ In addition to civil...
Ronald Chapman
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Troy, MI Civil Rights Attorney with 33 years experience
(248) 644-6326 1441 West Long Lake Rd.
Suite 310
Troy, MI 48098
Civil Rights, Health Care, Insurance Defense and Medical Malpractice
Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Wayne State University Law School
Ronald W. Chapman is the owner of Chapman Law Group and has been practicing law for over 25 years in Michigan and Florida. He is AV® Rated. Ron is a recognized leader in the legal community and a frequent speaker in the area of medical malpractice and risk management. In 1997 Ron was ranked as one of the top ten speakers for Skillpath, Inc. Ron graduated from California State University, Sacramento (BA, Cum Laude 1979), University of Southern California School of Administration (MPA 1980) and Wayne State Law School (JD 1984). After receiving an Honorable Discharge from the United States Air...
Robert L. Reilman
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Kalamazoo, MI Civil Rights Attorney with 9 years experience
(269) 216-9164 137 N. Park, Suite 101A
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Appeals, Employment and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am an attorney located in Kalamazoo Michigan. I practice in employment and labor law for employee clients. I also do general practice, family law, and constitutional law. At the moment, I am generally free to take consultations and new clients. I offer affordable hourly rates and low contigency fee percentages.
David Michael Blanchard
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Ann Arbor, MI Civil Rights Attorney with 14 years experience
(734) 929-4313 221 N Main St.
Suite 300
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Civil Rights, Criminal and Employment
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Focus: Helping people get back to work, stay at work, fighting wage theft and preventing retaliation and wrongful termination. Blowing the whistle on Medicare fraud and other taxpayer fraud. Legal advice; counseling; trial lawyer. David Blanchard’s job is to take the case to court and fight for the civil rights of human people. David Blanchard is a respected trial lawyer with a reputation for fighting injustices regularly heaped upon honest hard-working individuals and small business owners. He is recognized for his aggressive, goal-oriented advocacy and advice. David Blanchard received his B.A. in political science and a J.D. cum laude from...
Ari Kresch
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Southfield, MI Civil Rights Attorney with 40 years experience
(800) 529-3476 26700 Lahser Road
Suite 400
Southfield, MI 48033
Civil Rights, Criminal, Personal Injury and Tax
Ari Kresch, founder of 1-800-LAW-FIRM, is an energetic visionary who sees a bright future for the consumer and for those lawyers who are committed to creating extreme value by leveraging technology. He doesn't mind being called a market disrupter or taking heat for advocating the elimination of hourly fees. He strives to make legal access simple and relevant by aggressively expanding 1-800-LAW-FIRM’s customized legal offerings not available anywhere else. For consumers from middle school to retirement, Ari is designing easy to understand legal products and services that arms them in ways that the little guy could never before afford. ...
Marcel Benavides
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Royal Oak, MI Civil Rights Lawyer with 19 years experience
(248) 549-8555 801 West Eleven Mile Rd.
Suite 130
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Free ConsultationCivil Rights and Criminal
The John Marshall Law School
As The Marcel Benavides Law Office’s founder, Birmingham Attorney Marcel Benavides advocates for the criminally accused and persons whose civil rights were violated. He has been practicing law since 1999. Prior to opening his practice in Michigan, he was the Chicago Police Department’s in-house trial counsel. Mr. Benavides attended The University of Michigan and received his law degree from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. He is one of the premier criminal defense attorneys in the area and one of the most successful civil rights litigators in Federal Court.To receive more information, please contact his firm today and...
Julie Gafkay
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Frankenmuth, MI Civil Rights Lawyer with 23 years experience
(877) 524-4529 175 S. Main Street
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Civil Rights, Business, Employment and Personal Injury
Julie A. Gafkay graduated from Michigan State University in 1992 with a dual major in criminal justice and political theory. She graduated from Whittier Law School in 1995 with honors. Her first position was in Flint, Michigan focusing on civil rights and employment discrimination. In 2003, Attorney Gafkay opened her own statewide practice in Frankenmuth, Michigan. The practice's attorneys provide a general practice to the local area providing legal services in Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Business Planning, contract review, landlord/tenant issues, real estate, employment issues and other general practice areas. Attorney Gafkay has...
Cristine Wasserman Rathe
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Flint, MI Civil Rights Attorney with 21 years experience
(810) 767-6100 611 W Flint St
Flint, MI 48503
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Employment and Personal Injury
Wayne State University Law School
Growing up in Genesee County during the 1980's and 1990's really shaped my desire to work for the middle class and blue color sections of society for it was these sections that I most frequently saw receiving unfair treatment. As far back as a Freshman in high school, I remember being forced to play on substantially inferior softball fields, with uniforms that were riddled with holes, while the male students had new uniforms, pristine fields and the most up to date equipment. This unfair and illegal disparity in treatment between the genders has carried on into my adult...
James T. Haadsma
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Battle Creek, MI Civil Rights Attorney with 34 years experience
(800) 965-6615 395 S Shore Dr
#308
Battle Creek, MI 49014
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Employment, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Wayne State University Law School
Jennifer Salvatore
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Northville, MI Civil Rights Attorney with 21 years experience
(248) 679-8711 105 E. Main St.
Northville, MI 48167
Civil Rights, Business and Employment
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Jennifer Salvatore is a partner at Salvatore Prescott, PLLC and an AV-rated lawyer, which is the highest Martindale Hubble peer review ranking for ethics and legal ability. She practices in the areas of employment, civil rights, and business litigation and represents a wide range of individuals in difficult employment transitions, including executives and other professionals in employment and contract disputes. Jennifer has a particular interest in sex discrimination cases, and has handled many high profile matters involving sex harassment and other gender issues. She also has a busy practice representing students, including in Title IX litigation and internal...
Joey Scott Niskar
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Farmington Hills, MI Civil Rights Lawyer with 22 years experience
(248) 702-6262 28470 13 Mile Rd., Ste. 350
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Civil Rights and Employment
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and Michigan State University
Handling employment and civil rights cases under (1) the Family & Medical Leave Act; (2) Title VII of the Civil Rights Act involving race discrimination, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, religious discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, etc. (3) the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; (4) the Michigan Whistleblower Protection Act; (5) the Fair Labor Standards Act; (6) Americans with Disabilities Act; (7) USERRA actions on behalf of the men and women of the U.S. military (active and reserves); (8) worker's compensation retaliation claims; and (9) much more.
Jeffrey D. Maynard
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St. Clair Shores, MI Civil Rights Lawyer with 19 years experience
(586) 944-2656 22201 Harper Avenue
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Business, Criminal and Employment
Michigan State University
Maynard Law Assoicates, PLLC is a full service law firm established in 1999. Our experienced attorneys provide top notch representation to clients throughout the State of Michigan on any legal matter. CALL US FIRST. Paying the highest fee does not mean getting the best lawyer. We provide thorough and agressive representation at a FAIR PRICE. We will work with your budget to tailor a fee that you can afford, without compromising service. If you face any type of legal issue, CALL US FIRST. We will be thoroughly prepared and fight for you. Choosing the right lawyer is one of the most important...
Ian B. Lyngklip
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Southfield, MI Civil Rights Lawyer with 26 years experience
(248) 208-8864 24500 Northwestern Highway
Suite 206
Southfield, MI 48075
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Bankruptcy, Collections and Consumer
I have dedicated my practice exclusively to the representation of consumers and individuals harmed by businesses and government. Our practice focuses on consumer protection and civil rights litigation.
Fred Gibson
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Clinton Township, MI Civil Rights Lawyer with 32 years experience
(586) 416-2520 Knollwood Professional Center, Ste 1C
17001 19 Mile Rd (just east of Garfield Rd)
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Criminal and Employment
Michigan State University
I was a Michigan State Police Trooper for 10 years before attaining my Law Degree. I commenced my law practice working for the Law Firm that represented the Detroit Police Officer's Association. I represent corporate entities and individuals in State Courts and the United States Federal Courts.
Jeff Herron
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Detroit, MI Civil Rights Lawyer with 33 years experience
(734) 277-0913 440 Burroughs
Suite 606
Detroit, MI 48202
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Appeals, Business and Employment
Wayne State University Law School
Jeff brings almost 30 years of experience to help clients achieve their goals. He's a leader in fighting for health care practitioners in medical staffing disputes, but also represent employees from all walks of life in wrongful termination, discrimination, overtime and whistleblower cases. Physicians and other medical staff members rely on Mr. Herron to vigrously defend their rights when faced with discipline or corrective action. In 2006 he represented the plaintiff before the Michigan Supreme Court in Bruce Feyz, M.D. v. Mercy Memorial Hospital, succesfully challenging 25 years of Michigan law that restricted a physician's access to the...
Ronnie Cromer
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Southfield, MI Civil Rights Lawyer
(248) 809-6790 24901 Northwestern Hwy.
Suite 612
Southfield, MI 48075
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Business, Criminal and Employment
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Michigan lawyers proudly representing divorce, criminal, business, employment, wrongful death, discrimination, police brutality, civil rights and insurance claim denial clients. Free consultation.
Lawrence J. Buckfire
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Ann Arbor, MI Civil Rights Attorney
343 S. Main Street
#206
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Civil Rights, Animal, Elder and Insurance Claims
Wayne State University Law School
Lawrence J. Buckfire earned his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Michigan in 1986 and his juris doctor degree from Wayne State University School of Law in 1989. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan and the State of Ohio. He was recently named a "Best Personal Injury Lawyer" by a Detroit business magaizne. Lawrence has obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his injured clients. Mr Buckfire has achieved the highest possible rating for ability and integrity in the legal profession. He specializes in medical malpractice, child lead poisoning, wrongful death, and...
John Ferguson
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Traverse City, MI Civil Rights Lawyer with 21 years experience
(231) 590-2990 310 W Front St
Suite 401
Traverse City, MI 49684
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Criminal, Divorce and Landlord Tenant
The George Washington University Law School
Ms. Heather Burnash
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Flint, MI Civil Rights Lawyer with 10 years experience
(810) 545-8611 503 S. Saginaw Street, Suite 510
Flint, MI 48502
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Collections, Criminal and Estate Planning
Robert Giroux
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Southfield, MI Civil Rights Attorney with 25 years experience
(248) 531-8665 28588 Northwestern Highway
Southfield, MI 48034
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Construction, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Michigan State University
John McManus
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Royal Oak, MI Civil Rights Lawyer with 28 years experience
(248) 268-8989 Contact The McManus Firm 117 W. 4th Street Suite 201
Royal Oak, MI 48009
Civil Rights, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
The University of Detroit
28 years of practice in the State and Federal Courts of the United States. Several years as an associate, then partner, in a boutique defense firm in Birmingham, MI, then a sole-practitioner in Detroit, Birmingham and Royal Oak, MI. Currently involved in several high-profile matters; one wherein the claimed injured party seeks $99,000,000.00 dollars in future damages; three Racketeering Criminal cases (R.I.C.O.) involving drug/gun/violence conspiracies brought bu the United States Attorney's Office; and many other various litigated matters of criminal and civil disputes. In addition to being licensed through the States of MI and OH, admitted to practice in the...
Angela Walker
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Ann Arbor, MI Civil Rights Attorney with 14 years experience
(734) 929-4313 221 N. Main Street, Suite 300
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Civil Rights and Employment
University of Michigan Law School
Angela Walker practices in the areas of employment litigation and counseling. She is active in the disability community, and she is passionate about helping employees with disabilities enforce their rights with regard to ADA accommodations, FMLA leave, and employee benefits matters. She handles complex severance negotiations, and focuses on taking strategic legal action to protect her clients’ careers. Her other specialties include federal employee representation and representation of professionals in licensing disputes.
Randall A. Juip
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Detroit, MI Civil Rights Lawyer with 18 years experience
(313) 859-5900 645 Griswold Street
Suite No. 3850
Detroit, MI 48226
Civil Rights, Business, Health Care and Medical Malpractice
Wayne State University Law School
My practice has two main focuses: aggressive litigation/trial advocacy and competent, thoughtful pre-litigation support (through risk-management, practice consulting, crisis management, and media relations). I specialize in complex civil litigation including medical/professional malpractice, civil rights, 42 USC 1983, business/commercial litigation, and employment matters. I also have experience in class action litigation, appeals, and in select criminal matters. For my whole career, I have placed a high value on developing long, solid relationships with my clients. Being involved in litigation is an often baffling, challenging, and emotionally draining experience, regardless of whether you have been sued or have made the...
Paul Hughes
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Detroit, MI Civil Rights Attorney
(313) 964-6465 65 Cadillac Square
Suite 2100
Detroit, MI 48226
Civil Rights, Criminal, DUI and Insurance Claims
Wayne State University Law School
Kimberley A. Koester
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Civil Rights Lawyer with 25 years experience
(248) 644-6326 40950 Woodward Ave.
Suite 120
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Civil Rights, Family, Health Care and Insurance Claims
Michigan State University College of Law
Kimberley joined Chapman Law Group in 2000 after spending several years handling complex Labor Relation claims. She focuses her practice on the defense of medical malpractice and Civil Rights (42 USC 1983) claims. Kimberley has successfully defended hundreds of claims brought on behalf of inmates within state and county correctional facilities. Over the years Kimberley developed an exceptional understanding of the interplay between Federal Civil Rights law and State tort actions such as medical malpractice. This knowledge enables her to quickly address the deficiencies of claims and promptly respond with the appropriate defense, often ending in immediate dismissal.
Mr Allan S. Rubin
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Southfield, MI Civil Rights Attorney with 27 years experience
(248) 358-9400 29800 Telegraph Road
Southfield, MI 48034
Civil Rights, Appeals, IP and Insurance Defense
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Matthew Klakulak
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Southfield, MI Civil Rights Attorney with 19 years experience
(248) 531-8665 28588 Northwestern Hwy., Ste. 100
Southfield, MI 48034
Civil Rights, Appeals, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Wayne State University Law School
Matt Klakulak clerked for Justice Marilyn Kelly of the Michigan Supreme Court his first year out of law school and shortly thereafter joined Robert Harrison & Associates, PLC, where he remained for 10 years. More than half that firm’s practice was criminal defense, and he had the opportunity to work on some very high profile cases as well as practice in the areas of personal injury, employment and appellate law, among others.

Research and writing has always been a point of strength and passion in Matt Klakulak's practice of law. He joined the Fieger Firm in 2011 to focus his efforts...
Michael Dezsi
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Detroit, MI Civil Rights Lawyer
(313) 879-1206 615 Griswold Street
Suite 719
Detroit, MI 48226
Civil Rights, Appeals, DUI and Insurance Claims
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Heather Brooks
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Lapeer, MI Civil Rights Lawyer
(810) 664-4321 441 Clay Street
Lapeer, MI 48446
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Divorce, Employment and Family
Wayne State University Law School
Heather Brooks-Szachta earned her Juris Doctorate in 1997 from Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, Michigan. This came after earning her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Michigan-Flint in 1992. She was licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan in 1997 and was admitted to Federal Court in 2005. Before coming to work at the Law Offices of Barry Shoults & Associates in 1999, and becoming partner in Shoults, Picard & Brooks, PLLC in 2010, she gained experience at the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office, the Wayne County Neighborhood Legal Services Clinic, and a...
Barbara Roher
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Richmond, MI Civil Rights Lawyer with 20 years experience
(586) 727-5466 68365 S Main Street
Richmond, MI 48062
Civil Rights, Criminal, Divorce and Foreclosure Defense
Barbara is a veteran litigator and appellate attorney with extensive experience in state and federal courts and tribunals. She has developed a specialized civil litigation and appellate practice through twelve years of legal practice representing individuals, sole proprietors, corporations, limited liability companies, Fortune 500 companies, municipalities, hospitals, nursing homes, non-profit entities, state universities, public schools, manufacturers, insurance companies, law firms, construction companies, retail chains, restaurants, closely held corporations and professional employer organizations. Barbara appears in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair, Bay, Ingham and Wasthenaw County trial courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDTC)...
Christopher Trainor
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White Lake, MI Civil Rights Lawyer
(800) 961-8477 9750 Highland Road
White Lake, MI 48386
Civil Rights, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
J. David Kerr
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Mt Pleasant, MI Civil Rights Attorney
(989) 773-7071 205 S Main St
Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
Civil Rights, Business, Elder and Employment
Frank Becker
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Southfield, MI Civil Rights Attorney
(248) 569-4910 18501 W 10 Mile Rd
Southfield, MI 48075
Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Troy, MI Civil Rights Attorney with 35 years experience
(248) 649-6000 2600 West Big Beaver Road
Suite 550
Troy, MI 48084
Civil Rights, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Employment
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Detroit, MI Civil Rights Lawyer
(313) 496-7594 150 W Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
Civil Rights, Divorce, Family and Social Security Disability
University of Michigan Law School
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Legal Aid of Western Michigan
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Grand Rapids, MI


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(616) 451-2980
Grand Rapids, MI

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