Nemeth Law founder Patricia Nemeth receives Michigan Defense Trial Counsel Award for Excellence in Defense

Detroit—February 3, 2020—Patricia Nemeth, founder of Detroit-based management side labor and employment law firm Nemeth Law, P.C., has been named a recipient of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) Excellence in Defense Award for 2020. MDTC is an association of the leading lawyers in the State of Michigan dedicated to representing individuals and corporations in civil litigation. The strolling dinner event will take place on Wednesday, March 19, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Gem Theatre in Detroit. Fox 2 Detroit news anchor Roop Raj will serve as emcee for the evening.

Nemeth was recognized in the category of Excellence in Defense, honoring civil defense counsel who through their professionalism, intelligence, creativity, judgement, civility, advocacy skills, community involvement and efforts to educate younger attorneys, promote the practice of the defense bar and the representation of their clients in and outside of the courtroom. The award also recognizes contributions beyond the recipient’s normal role as an advocate.

Nemeth founded Nemeth Law as a solo practitioner in 1992. Nationally recognized, the firm exclusively represents management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes. Nemeth is a versatile attorney known to advocate aggressively but civilly for her clients, and has found success as a litigator, investigator, consultant, and certified mediator. In recent years, she has increased her practice commitment to arbitration and mediation, seeking a peaceful resolution to a variety of civil and employment conflicts. While leading Nemeth Law as the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes, she has gained expertise in a variety of industries including healthcare, gaming, insurance, retail, manufacturing and government entities. At the same time, she has acted as a mentor to up and coming defense attorneys and continues working for change that benefits not only her clients, but the greater legal community.

The Excellence in Defense award is one of many honors bestowed on Nemeth in recent years. In November 2019, she was named a Fellow by the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Being selected as a Fellow is the highest recognition by one’s colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession—exemplifying integrity, dedication, civility and excellence. Fellows include distinguished lawyers, law professors, mediators, arbitrators and government officials. In April 2016, Nemeth received a Distinguished Alumni award from the Wayne State University School of Law at its annual Treasure of Detroit celebration, honoring those who have made significant contributions to the practice of law, as well as the growth and success of the Law School. She has been on the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® list since 2010 and is a multiple Michigan Super Lawyer and Leading Lawyer honoree. In 2009 Nemeth was named a “Leader in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. She is also an ABA Foundation Fellow and a member of the Michigan, Illinois, Federal, and the United States Supreme Court Bars.

Nemeth holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctorate and LLM in Labor Law from Wayne State University School of Law.

Ticket information and online registration for the March 19 event can be found at the MDTC website.

About the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MTDC)
MDTS is an association of the leading lawyers in the State of Michigan dedicated to representing individuals and corporations in civil litigation. As the State’s premier organization of civil litigators, the impact of MTDC members is felt through its Amicus Briefs, often filed by express invitation of the Supreme Court, and through its quarterly publications and seminars. Learn more at the MTDC website.

About Nemeth Law, P.C.
Nemeth Law specializes in arbitration, mediation, workplace investigations, employment litigation, traditional labor law and management consultation/training for private and public sector employers. It is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

Nemeth Law attorneys named to 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers

Nemeth Law, P.C., a Detroit-based labor and employment law firm, announces three firm partners have been named to the 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers list.

Founding partner Patricia Nemeth was listed in the area of employment litigation defense and was again included among Michigan’s Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers, a listing of women lawyers who ranked top of the list in the 2015 Michigan Super Lawyers nomination, research and blue ribbon review process. Nemeth founded Nemeth Law as a solo practitioner in 1992. The firm is now the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

In addition to Patricia Nemeth, Nemeth Law partner Anne Widlak was named a Michigan Super Lawyer in employment and labor and partner Susan D. Koval was named a Michigan Super Lawyer in employee litigation defense.

“Nemeth Law is honored to have our attorneys included on the Michigan Super Lawyers’ list and we acknowledge our peers for their support of our specialized skills in management-side labor and employment matters,” said Nemeth.

About Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected using a patented multiphase selection process in which peer nominations are combined with third party research. The mission of Super Lawyers is to bring visibility to those attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice. The Super Lawyers lists are published in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. For more information, go to SuperLawyers.com.

About Nemeth Law, P.C.
Nemeth Law specializes in arbitration, mediation, workplace investigations, employment litigation, traditional labor law and management consultation/training for private and public sector employers. It is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

Nemeth Law attorneys named to DBusiness Top Lawyers List

Detroit, Mich. —Sept. 22, 2015 — Nemeth Law, P.C., a Detroit-based labor and employment law firm, announces that Patricia Nemeth and Anne Widlak have been selected by a vote of their peers to be included in DBusiness Magazine’s list of Top Lawyers, which will be published in the Nov./Dec. issue.

DBusiness’ Top Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey open to all area lawyers. Thousands of votes were cast honoring excellence in 50 practice areas, including Nemeth Law’s niche area of labor and employment.

Patricia Nemeth founded Nemeth Law as a solo practitioner in 1992. The firm is now the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes. Nemeth and Widlak, a partner in the firm, were also among five Nemeth Law attorneys named Michigan Super Lawyers earlier this month. Additionally, Nemeth was named to the Best Lawyers in America© 2016 list in August.

“Nemeth Law is honored to add the DBusiness Top Lawyers award to our recent commendations,” Nemeth said.

About Nemeth Law, P.C.
Nemeth Law specializes in arbitration, mediation, workplace investigations, employment litigation, traditional labor law and management consultation/training for private and public sector employers. It is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

Nemeth Burwell Founding Partners Named to DBusiness Magazine’s List of Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit

Detroit, Mich. – November 19, 2012 Attorneys Patricia Nemeth and Linda Burwell, founding partners of Detroit-based employment law firm Nemeth Burwell, P.C., have been recognized by their peers as leading lawyers in DBusiness magazine’s Metro Detroit Top Lawyers List for 2013. Both Ms. Nemeth and Ms. Burwell were included in the specialty area of labor and employment law. DBusiness is Detroit’s premier monthly business journal. The Metro Detroit Top Lawyers’ list is in the magazine’s November/December 2012 issue, available on newsstands now and online here.

Patricia Nemeth specializes as a litigator, consultant, negotiator and mediator. Her areas of expertise include all aspects of traditional labor and employment litigation law, including complex employment investigations and analyses, discrimination/harassment, age, disability, sex, race, whistleblowers, wrongful discharge, union organizing activities and union issues, and multi-party lawsuits. She is a certified mediator for all types of civil litigation, including employment. Ms. Nemeth holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctorate and LLM in Labor Law from Wayne State University School of Law. She is a member of the Michigan, Illinois, Federal and the United States Supreme Court Bar.

Linda Burwell specializes as a litigator, arbitrator and consultant, representing management in all aspects of labor and employment law. Her areas of expertise include wrongful discharge, discrimination, non-competition, harassment, interference with contract, equal pay, retaliation, whistleblowers, wage and hours, unfair labor practices, breach of contract, libel and slander, and invasion of privacy. She regularly counsels management on collective bargaining agreements, pre-employment, discipline, and pre-termination and post-termination matters. A nationally recognized speaker and author on employment law and risk management issues, Ms. Burwell often serves as the legal expert on panels involving employment laws. She holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Wayne State University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University. She is a member of the Michigan, Ohio, Federal, and the United States Supreme Court Bar.

About Nemeth Burwell, P.C.: Celebrating 20 years in 2012, Nemeth Burwell (www.nemethburwell.com) specializes in employment litigation, traditional labor law and management consultation for private and public sector employers. It is the largest women-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

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Brinks’ Ann Arbor Office Managing Partner Named a DBusiness Top Lawyer

ANN ARBOR – November 19, 2012 – Steven L. Oberholtzer, managing partner of the Ann Arbor office of Chicago-based Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., has been recognized by his peers as a leading lawyer in DBusiness magazine’s Metro Detroit Top Lawyers List for 2013. Mr. Oberholtzer was listed in his specialty area of intellectual property law. DBusiness is Detroit’s premier monthly business journal; the Metro Detroit Top Lawyers’ list is in the magazine’s November/December 2012 issue, available on newsstands now and online.

At Brinks, Steve Oberholtzer’s practice focuses on patent and trademark counseling, corporate intellectual property policy development and administration, technology licensing, joint development and joint venture relationship agreements. He also has experience in United States Patent and Trademark Office administrative proceedings including interferences, re-examinations, re-issues, trademark oppositions and patent application preparation and prosecution.
Mr. Oberholtzer has extensive experience with the intellectual property legal issues of the automotive industry. He has a lifelong interest in the industry and products, and was previously employed as a senior project engineer with a domestic OEM manufacturer and as in-house patent counsel for a Tier 1 supplier. In private practice, Mr. Oberholtzer has acted as primary outside counsel for a number of Tier 1 and lower tier supplier engagements that include worldwide responsibility for all intellectual property issues and management of teams of attorneys handling all facets of these matters.
Mr. Oberholtzer is the principal author of a primer on intellectual property entitled, The Basic Principles of Intellectual Property Law. He holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Kettering University, formerly known as the General Motors Institute, and received his J.D. from the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University. He is a member of the Technology Transfer Society and the Licensing Executives Society.

Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
Brinks has more than 140 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents who specialize in intellectual property, making it one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them identify, protect, manage and enforce their intellectual property. Brinks lawyers provide expertise in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. The Brinks team includes lawyers with bachelors and advanced degrees in all fields of technology and science. In addition to Ann Arbor, Brinks has offices in Detroit, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Research Triangle Park, Salt Lake City and Indianapolis. More information is available at www.usebrinks.com.

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