Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak
& Stewart, P.C.

Established in 1977

Law Firm in Birmingham, MI

Attorneys at This Firm 10 + attorneys view all
Attorney Awards
AV Preeminent
Champion Badge Silver
Attorney Awards
AV Preeminent
Champion Badge Silver

Areas of Law

  • Employment and Labor Law (federal and state)
  • Employment Litigation
  • Public Employment
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Civil Rights
  • Title VII
  • ADEA
  • ADA
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Harassment
  • Affirmative Action
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Law
  • Administrative Agency Practice
  • EEOC Claims
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Wrongful Termination Defense
  • Whistleblower Litigation
  • Reductions in Force
  • WARN Act
  • Covenants Not To Compete
  • Unfair Competition and Trade Secret Litigation
  • Employment Class Actions
  • Employment Arbitration
  • National Labor Relations Act
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Union Labor Law
  • Union Elections
  • Union Representation Elections
  • Union Contract Negotiations
  • Union Organization
  • Unfair Labor Practice Charges
  • Labor Strikes
  • Immigration Law
  • Workers Compensation
  • Employee Benefits
  • ERISA
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Prevailing Wage Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Payroll Law
  • Labor Law
  • NLRB Representation Elections
  • Labor Contract Negotiations
  • Strike Management
  • Employment Testing

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Firm Details

Year Established
1977
Firm Size
750
Representative Clients
REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS: 3D Systems Corporation; AFS Technologies, Inc.; Alticor, Inc.; American Association for Homecare; Andrews University; AT&T/Michigan Bell; Athletes with Disabilities Network; Avis Budget Group, Inc.; Avon Gear Company; BASF Corporation; BE&K Construction; Berco of America, Inc.; Best Buy Co., Inc.; Bloomfield Pediatric Care; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan; Borg Warner, Inc.; Brother Rice High School; Buffets, Inc.; Business Talent Group, LLC; Cargill Inc.; Castle Harlan, Inc.; CBIZ, Inc.; CertainTeed Ceiling Corp.; CEVA Logistics; Chase Industries, Inc.; Checkers/Rally's Drive-In Restaurant, Inc.; Citi; Citigroup Inc.; Coca-Cola; Columbia Sussex; Command Post Technologies, Inc.; ConAgra Foods; Concentra Inc.; Concordia University; Continental Services; Covidien; Cranbrook Educational Community; Crittenton Hospital Medical Center; CVS/Caremark Corporation; Cybertech; Daniels Sharpsmart, Inc.; DCT Enterprises, Inc.; Dean Foods Company; Dell Inc.; Delta Air Lines, Inc.; Delta Faucet Company; Detroit Country Day School; Detroit Downtown Development Authority; Detroit Growth Economic Corporation; Dillman & Upton; Diversified Maintenance Systems, LLC; Dollar General Corp.; Dollar Tree, Inc.; DOMA Technologies; Dover Corporation; DPH Holdings Company; Drs. Harris Birkhill Wang Songe & Associates, P.C.; DTE Electric; DTE Energy Company; DTE Energy Services; Eisai Inc.; Elwood Staffing Services, Inc.; Evergreen Packaging; Family Dollar Stores; FANUC Robotics America Corporation; FCA US LLC; Flagstar Bank; Fluor Corporation; Forberg Scientific, Inc.; FunSpace Direct, LLC; GE Aviation; General Dynamics Land Systems; Genesco; GKN North America Services, Inc.; Greater Media, Inc.; Greyhound Lines, Inc.; Hachette Filipacchi Magazines, Inc.; Industrial Machine Products; Inland Industrial Services Group, LLC; Inland Waters Pollution Control Services, LLC; Inpro/Seal Company; Insteel Wire Products; Integrated Deicing Services, LLC; Integrity Solutions Agency, LLC; Intelligent Connections; Intersoll-Rand Company; Inteva Products LLC; Iron Mountain; J & L Management; Jabil Circuit, Inc.; Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.; JP Morgan Chase & Co.; Kaydon Corporation; Kraft Foods Global, Inc.; Leader Dogs for the Blind; Letica Corporation; Life Technologies Corporation; LSG Sky Chefs; Lutheran High School Association; Magna International, Inc.; Marathon Petroleum Company, LP; Marygrove College; Masco Corporation; maxIT Healthcare, LLC; Mayne-McKenney, Inc.; McLaren Health Care Corporation; Meijer, Inc.; Meritor; Michigan Automotive Compressor, Inc.; Michigan Consolidated Gas Company; Milgard Windows & Doors; MV Transportation, Inc.; Neenah Foundry Company; Nexteer Automotive Corporation; Nissan North America, Inc.; NWS Michigan, Inc.; Oakland University; Office Max, Inc.; Omega Protein, Inc.; Ozburn-Hessey Logistics; Palladium Equity Partners, LLC; Panther Global Technologies; Parker Hannifin Corporation; Pioneer Steel Corporation; Plasti-Fab; Platinum Equity; Plymouth Christian Academy; Presbyterian Homes & Family Services; PTI Engineered Plastics, Inc.; Quest Diagnostics, Inc.; R & L Carriers; Regency Corporation; Republic Services Inc.; Rexair, LLC; Rolls-Royce Corporation; Ryder System Inc.; Sanyo Automotive, USA, Inc.; Sara Lee Corporation; SAS Institute Inc.; SavaSenior Care, LLC; Scholastic, Inc.; Sears Holdings Corporation; Shoe Show, Inc.; Skanska USA; SONA BLW Precision Forge, Inc., USA; St. James Capital, LLC; St. John Lutheran; Summers-Knoll School; Swift Transportation Co., Inc.; TD Automotive Compressor Georgia, LLC; Technicolor, Inc.; Temo, Inc.; Tenet Healthcare Corporation; The Gourmet Gang, Inc.; The Hertz Corporation; The Long Island Radio Group; Thyssen Krupp North America, Inc.; Total Petrochemicals USA, Inc.; Tractor Supply Company; TransForm Automotive; TRW, Inc.; Union Metal Corporation; United Airlines, Inc.; Unites States Steel Corporation; University Liggett School; Utility Supply and Construction Company; VCA Antech, Inc.; Vitran Express, Inc.; Volk Corporation; Volt Information Sciences, Inc.; Waukesha Bearings Corporation; Wellsbrooke; Wright & Filippis; ZF Group NAO.

Client Reviews

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  • 90% client recommended 28 recommendations
  • 4.5/5.0 31 reviews
  • Communication

    4.5/5.0
  • Responsiveness

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  • Quality of Service

    4.5/5.0
  • Value for Money

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Mr. Ronald Wayne Chapman Jr. on 08/24/17 in Labor and Employment

    Professional, high integrity, strategic, practical, problem solver, responsive, knowledgable, excellent communicator and confident presence with Executive Management team and Board of Directors.

    Professional, high integrity, strategic, practical, problem solver, responsive, knowledgable, excellent communicator and confident presence with Executive Management team and Board of Directors.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Mr. Ronald Wayne Chapman Jr. on 03/13/18 in Labor and Employment

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Tracey Lynne Truesdale on 09/21/17 in Labor and Employment

    It was a joy to work with Tracey Truesdale. She helped us navigate a delicate transition.

    It was a joy to work with Tracey Truesdale. She helped us navigate a delicate transition.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Tracey Lynne Truesdale on 09/21/17 in Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA)

    Tracey is a very knowledgeable and pragmatic attorney. She is not afraid to fight but is well-respected by OSHA.

    Tracey is a very knowledgeable and pragmatic attorney. She is not afraid to fight but is well-respected by OSHA.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Michael Oliver Eckard on 08/28/17 in Labor and Employment

    Excellent and pragmatic business knowledge.

    Excellent and pragmatic business knowledge.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Michael Oliver Eckard on 07/27/16 in Labor and Employment

    Michael was a true pleasure to work with. He prepared me for everything I faced. We worked together as partners from day one until resolution. He had my back through it all. I cannot say enough about this remarkable attorney.

    Michael was a true pleasure to work with. He prepared me for everything I faced. We worked together as partners from day one until resolution. He had my back through it all. I cannot say enough about this remarkable attorney.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Mr. James M. Barrett on 10/01/13 in Civil Rights

    Mr. Barrett was exceptional. His understanding of our situation and how to mitigate potential legal entanglements was spot on. He was prompt in his response to our inquiries and always kept us abreast of how things were progressing. He was very ag... Read more

    Mr. Barrett was exceptional. His understanding of our situation and how to mitigate potential legal entanglements was spot on. He was prompt in his response to our inquiries and always kept us abreast of how things were progressing. He was very aggressive in defending our position and putting others on notice we would defend ourselves.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Timothy A. Palmer on 08/04/13 in Workers Compensation

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Ms. Marifrances Morrison on 01/28/11 in Immigration

    Not enough space to tell you about Ms Morrison. She holds a very special place in our hearts. My family and friends will allays be thankful to Ms Morrison. When other lawyers turned their back on us the law firm of Richard Iandoli and Ms Morrison was... Read more

    Not enough space to tell you about Ms Morrison. She holds a very special place in our hearts. My family and friends will allays be thankful to Ms Morrison. When other lawyers turned their back on us the law firm of Richard Iandoli and Ms Morrison was the only lawyers that took matters into their hands, like we knew each other for a long time. I live in Boston, have a family and we always remember how she helped me, my friends and my family. THANKS

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Mark Franklin Lovell on 08/17/10 in Labor and Employment

    Easy to work with and very intelligent

    Easy to work with and very intelligent

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Peer Reviews

  • 4.7/5.0 1182 reviews
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.7/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

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  • Judgment

    4.7/5.0
  • Communication

    4.7/5.0
  • Legal Experience

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Mr. Stephen Eric Hart by a Staff Lawyer on 10/03/16 in Management Employment Law

    Steve is an outstanding lawyer. He's goes the extra mile for his clients.

    Steve is an outstanding lawyer. He's goes the extra mile for his clients.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Thomas Scott Stewart by a Member on 04/29/16 in Employment Litigation

    I have known Scott since the start of our careers. He is and has been a skilled, dedicated advocate who believes in strong and ethical representation, an important combination. His clients are lucky to have him.

    I have known Scott since the start of our careers. He is and has been a skilled, dedicated advocate who believes in strong and ethical representation, an important combination. His clients are lucky to have him.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Mr. Jacob Christopher Credeur by a Partner on 05/04/15 in Employment Law

    Jacob is an excellent attorney, who is dedicated to his clients and his practice.

    Jacob is an excellent attorney, who is dedicated to his clients and his practice.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Evan J. Shenkman by a Senior Associate on 08/28/14 in Labor and Employment

    Evan is very smart, deeply expert in the field of labor and employment law, energetic and devoted to the interests of his clients. He is also a highly collegial professional.

    Evan is very smart, deeply expert in the field of labor and employment law, energetic and devoted to the interests of his clients. He is also a highly collegial professional.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Mr. Josh Chandler Harrison by a Partner on 07/28/14 in Litigation

    Josh Harrison has been co-counsel on a case with me. He is smart, careful, and efficient.

    Josh Harrison has been co-counsel on a case with me. He is smart, careful, and efficient.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Ms. Kelly Suzanne Hughes by a Partner on 07/24/14 in Employment Law

    I worked opposite Ms. Hughes during an employment dispute lawsuit. At all times she was professional and considerate while being a very effective advocate for her client. It was apparent that she is incredibly intelligent, quite hard working, and had... Read more

    I worked opposite Ms. Hughes during an employment dispute lawsuit. At all times she was professional and considerate while being a very effective advocate for her client. It was apparent that she is incredibly intelligent, quite hard working, and had mastered the legal issues present in the case. She is an outstanding lawyer and a true asset to the Bar. I would provide her the highest of ratings.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Eric P. Mathisen by a Managing Partner on 06/23/14 in Business Litigation

    In our dealings I have always found Eric to be highly ethical and to be an outstanding attorney.

    In our dealings I have always found Eric to be highly ethical and to be an outstanding attorney.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for William Rutchow by a Managing Partner on 06/08/14 in Employment Law

    Excleent lawyer of the highest caliber in legal and ethics !

    Excleent lawyer of the highest caliber in legal and ethics !

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Mr. Thomas Scott Kelly by an Other Legal Professional on 05/28/13 in Employment Litigation

    I have worked with Scott Kelly for several years on a variety of matters. Not only is Scott highly knowledgable about the law, he is more than willing to go to bat for his client. Scott is also very responsive and despite a busy schedules always re... Read more

    I have worked with Scott Kelly for several years on a variety of matters. Not only is Scott highly knowledgable about the law, he is more than willing to go to bat for his client. Scott is also very responsive and despite a busy schedules always returns calls and emails in a prompt fashion. I could not ask for a better business partner.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for William Edward Grob by a General Counsel on 04/15/13 in Employment Law

    Bill is a top notch lawyer with excellent skills and unimpeachable ethics. His advice is highly practical and he works extremely efficiently, which is most appreciated by in-house counsel such as me.

    Bill is a top notch lawyer with excellent skills and unimpeachable ethics. His advice is highly practical and he works extremely efficiently, which is most appreciated by in-house counsel such as me.

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