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Stephen S. Muhich Member

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1983

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 2006

Education

Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude

  • Order of the Coif
  • Syracuse Journal of International Law, Notes and Comments Editor

Albion College, B.A.

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Stephen S. Muhich is experienced in general commercial litigation and employment litigation. Mr. Muhich has represented management interests in employment and labor-related issues for over twenty years in a variety of forums throughout the country before trial courts, appellate courts, federal, state and local administrative agencies, including the EEOC, the NLRB, and the United States Department of Labor. He is also skilled at alternative dispute resolution and has handled numerous arbitrations and grievance proceedings.

Experience

  • Appears for and represents clients' interests throughout the United States, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Texas, Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Washington, Washington, D.C., Massachusetts, North Carolina, and California.
  • Drafts employment policies including Employee Handbooks, EEO policies and Social Networking Policies.
  • Serves as national Employment Counsel for the world's second largest elevator/escalator company.
  • Class action experience includes class actions involving the Fair Labor Standards Act, Davis-Bacon Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
  • Extensive successful experience litigating cases under the American with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its amendments, the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, the Labor Management Relations Act, the National Labor Relations Act, and numerous state and local civil rights statutes and regulations.

Memberships & Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • ABA Subcommittee on Employment Litigation
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Employment Law - Management and Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2012-2018. Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Named a Michigan Leading Lawyer in the areas of Employment: Management and ADR: Employment Law by the Leading Lawyers Network, 2014-2017. Law Bulletin Publishing Company

Named to BTI Consulting Group's Client Service All-Star Team, 2010

Recipient of an AV® Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubbell