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Megan A. Bonanni
Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers PC, Royal Oak
Megan A. Bonanni is a partner at the firm and has extensive experience in employment law, including disability, harassment, and discrimination cases. She has successfully handled nationwide class actions, group actions, and multiple party cases on behalf of employees from the lowest to highest levels of many of the largest companies in the United States. Ms. Bonanni often serves as...View Full Bio

 
Kevin M. Carlson
Kevin M. Carlson PLLC, Plymouth
Kevin M. Carlson represents plaintiffs in employment discrimination and civil rights matters. He served two years as a judicial law clerk to Hon. Arthur J. Tarnow in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Mr. Carlson is a member of the Michigan Association for Justice, the National Employment Lawyers Association, and the Michigan Employment Lawyers Association. Mr....View Full Bio

 
Ebony L. Duff
Garan Lucow Miller PC, Detroit
Ebony L. Duff is a shareholder with her firm, where she has practiced since 2003. Her practice consists primarily of municipal law and employment discrimination claims. Ms. Duff is the city attorney for the City of Oak Park, Michigan, and serves as general counsel to the Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. District...View Full Bio

 
Eugenie B. Eardley
Eardley Law Offices PC, Rockford

 
Gary W. Francis
Flagstar Bank FSB, Troy
Gary W. Francis practices in the areas of labor and employment law, representing management. He represents employers in a variety of labor and employment litigation matters in both state and federal courts and before numerous administrative tribunals. Mr. Francis is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of both the State Bar of Michigan and the American Bar...View Full Bio

 
Ben K. Frimpong
The DTE Energy Company, Detroit
Ben Frimpong practices in the area of labor and employment law. An expert labor and employment counsel at DTE Energy Company, he supports the business in matters relating to union organizing campaigns, protected concerted activity, and the collective bargaining process and handles complex arbitration matters and unfair labor practice matters. Mr. Frimpong is a hearing panelist for the Michigan Attorney...View Full Bio

 
Erin M. Hopper
White Schneider Young & Chiodini PC, Lansing
Ms. Hopper is a shareholder in her firm and practices in the area of labor and employment law. She is a council member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Ms. Hopper is also a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section and former...View Full Bio

 
Stuart M. Israel
Legghio & Israel, PC, Royal Oak
Stuart M. Israel practices in the areas of labor and employment law, litigation, and mediation. He is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, served on its council, and edits its quarterly journal. He served on the National Labor Relations Board Region Seven Practice and Procedure Committee, the editorial board of "The...View Full Bio

 
Angela L. Jackson
Hooper Hathaway PC, Ann Arbor
Angela L. Jackson is a shareholder with the firm. She practices in the areas of employment and business litigation and advises clients on employment law and employment policies, contract drafting and negotiations, trade secrets, and noncompete agreements. Ms. Jackson's clients include software companies, retail enterprises, manufacturing businesses, and health care providers, among others. She is included in Best Lawyers in...View Full Bio

 
Katherine S. Kennedy
Pinsky Smith & Fayette & Kennedy LLP, Grand Rapids
Katherine S. Kennedy practices in the areas of employment litigation and labor relations. She specializes in FLSA wage and hour claims. Ms. Kennedy graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and received her JD degree from Southern Illinois University. She is a member of several labor and employment organizations and the Women Lawyers Association...View Full Bio

 
Jennifer Lossia McManus
Fagan McManus PC, Royal Oak

 
James M. Reid IV
Maddin Hauser Roth & Heller PC, Southfield
James M. Reid IV is a shareholder and member of the firm's corporate/employment and franchise and distribution practice groups. Mr. Reid works mainly with employers on a spectrum of employment issues, including counseling and advising human resources professionals and business owners. He develops and improves employment policies and contracts, handbooks, employment agreements, noncompete agreements, nondisclosure agreements, and unconditional release and...View Full Bio

 
M. Misbah Shahid
Miller Canfield PLC, Detroit

 
Elizabeth W. Skaggs
Varnum LLP, Grand Rapids
Elizabeth W. Skaggs is a partner with the Labor and Employment Practice Team, focusing on employment issues and litigation. She has counseled business clients on a variety of matters affecting the workplace, including effective employee handbooks and policies, disciplinary and dispute resolution procedures, discrimination issues, disability accommodation, wage-hour matters, family medical leave, and harassment and litigation prevention. When litigation is...View Full Bio

 
Kathryn S. Wood
Dickinson Wright PLLC, Detroit
Kathryn S. Wood practices in the areas of employment and discrimination litigation, appellate practice, and commercial litigation. She is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Ms. Wood is a contributor to "Employment Discrimination Law" (ABA/BNA). A frequent speaker on employment law topics, she is listed in "The Best Lawyers in America"...View Full Bio

 
Rebekah Page-Gourley
ICLE Advisory Board Liaison
Rebekah Page-Gourley works with ICLE contributors to update and edit ICLE publications and online resources in the litigation, negligence, and employment law practice areas. She plans and develops new products and leads several initiatives geared toward building and maintaining a diverse contributor base and helping new lawyers succeed in practice. Ms. Page-Gourley also works with Michigan law school librarians and...View Full Bio
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John R. Runyan practices labor and employment law, representing employees and labor organizations. He serves as the firm's expert on matters relating to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay...
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