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Phone: 313-590-3395

Steven H. Schwartz is Of Counsel to the firm, practicing in the areas of labor relations, employment litigation and employment arbitration. He has decades of experience in collective bargaining, arbitration of grievances and individual employee claims, and wrongful discharge/discrimination claims. Mr. Schwartz has written or edited hundreds of employee handbooks and policies. He has negotiated and drafted numerous employment agreements, non-compete agreements and severance agreements on behalf of organizations and individuals.

Mr. Schwartz regularly litigates matters before the Michigan Employment Relations Commission, National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, Unemployment Insurance Agency, Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Michigan and Federal Departments of Labor. He represents public and private sector organizations, and counsels them in litigation avoidance techniques.

Mr. Schwartz serves as a neutral case evaluator in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties. He also serves as an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association on the Labor and Employment Dispute panels. He is a certified mediator and assists several courts as a mediator.


  • Juris Doctor, 1998, Wayne State University (magna cum laude)
  • Masters of Urban Planning, 1976, University of Michigan
  • Bachelors of Arts, Clark University (with honors)

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State Bar of Ohio
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan and United States Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court, Western District of Michigan

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association

Labor and Employment Section

Litigation Section

  • State Bar of Michigan

Labor and Employment Section

  • Labor and Employee Relations Association
  • Michigan Public Employee Labor Association


“2011 Amendments to Michigan’s Labor Law: An Overview,Michigan Public Employment and Labor Relations Manual (2016)

“Overview of Two Recent Changes in Michigan Public Sector Labor Law,” State Bar of Michigan Labor Section Newsletter (2011)

“After Carr: Rehabilitating the Michigan Handicappers’ Statute,” Wayne Law Review (1976)

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