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Andrey T. Tomkiw

Andrey T. Tomkiw

Practice areas:

Business, Employment & Labor, Corporate & Incorporation

About Me

Andrey T. Tomkiw has dedicated his legal career to representing employers in labor and employment law cases, and in related business matters. A significant portion of his practice is dedicated to assisting human resource professionals in the implementation and administration of workplace policies, with an emphasis on compliance with ADA, FLSA and FMLA regulations.

Mr. Tomkiw frequently counsels clients on a range of important issues including workplace violence, sexual harassment, substance abuse and employee benefits. He has represented employers in front of numerous state and federal agencies, including the EEOC, NLRB, MDCR, UA, MiOSHA, MERC, OFCCP and the Wage & Hour Division of the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth.

Mr. Tomkiw possesses extensive experience representing employers in traditional labor law matters. He has appeared on multiple occasions before the National Labor Relations Board and Michigan Employment Relations Commission. Mr. Tomkiw frequently advises business owners and other professionals on handling unfair labor practice charges, developing and implementing strategies for collective bargaining and navigating the privatization of public sector work. He also specializes in grievance and interest arbitration, mediation and fact-finding.

In addition to his traditional labor law experience, Mr. Tomkiw has also represented employers in employment litigation matters involving issues such as ERISA, Title VII, the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, the Whistleblowers Protection Act and the Bullard-Plawecki Employee Right to Know Act. His experience also includes counsel on wiretapping statutes, privacy issues, constitutional rights, successful enforcement of non-compete agreements and various commercial disputes.

Mr. Tomkiw is highly skilled in workplace investigations and effective discovery during litigation and is a staunch client advocate in the courtroom. He has appeared in both State and Federal Courts and has handled appellate work for the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Michigan Supreme Court, 6th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

He is an active member of the Southeast Michigan community and holds leadership positions at a number of area organizations, including:  President of  the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce (serving on both the Executive and Legislative Committees), Royal Oak Downtown Development Authority, Chair of the Royal Oak Task Force for Development and Permitting, Board Member of  Boys and Girls Club of South Oakland County,  member of the Troy Chamber of Commerce Golf Committee and the Red Run G&CC Membership Committee.  Additionally, Mr. Tomkiw is a graduate of the Detroit Regional Chamber Leadership Detroit program, class XXV.  In 2009, Andrey Tomkiw was also named one of the Top Attorneys in Michigan, for Labor and Employment Law, by Michigan Super Lawyers, dbusiness Magazine, and Hour Detroit Magazine.

Mr. Tomkiw resides in historic Pleasant Ridge, with his wife, an engineer for the Department of Defense, and three children. When not practicing law, he enjoys working on his golf game or finding that perfect wine.

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Languages Spoken: Ukrainian

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Business: 50%
    23 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Employment & Labor: 40%
    23 years, 5 thousand cases
  3. Corporate & Incorporation: 10%
    23 years, 5 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($325-350/hour)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Ian Redmond

    Mr. Tomkiw is a diligent and hard working attorney who expertly represents his clients interests.

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    Ian Redmond Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Marc G. Beginin

    I endorse Mr. Tomkiw's work. Mr. Tomkiw is a staunch advocate of the interests of his clients and provides effective representation in a variety of practice areas.

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    Marc Beginin Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Tomkiw Enwright, plc

612 E. 4th Street
Royal Oak, MI, 48067-2802

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing199208/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Labor and Employment LawSuper Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition2011
Labor and Employment LawSuper Lawyers2011
Who's Who Among Law ProfessionalsAmerican Law Society2011
Emerald Who's WhoEmerald Who's Who2011
Super Lawyer, Corporation CounselLaw & Politics Media2010
Top LawyerdBusuiness Magazine2010
Super Lawyer, Labor & EmploymentLaw & Politics Media2010
Top LawyerHour Magazine2009
Leadership Detroit XXVDetroit Chamber of Commerce2005
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding memberTomkiw Law Group, plc2010 - Present
Founding MemberTomkiw Dalton, plc2001 - 2010
AttorneyFishman Group1992 - 1995

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Royal Oak Chamber of CommercePresident2011 - 2012
Royal Oak Develpment Task ForceChairman2010 - Present
Royal Oak Chamber of CommercePresident2010 - 2011
Troy Chamber of CommerceCommittee Member2009 - Present
RO Cool Cities Advisory BoardChairman2005 - 2008
Royal Oak DDABoard of Directors2003 - 2008
Red Run Golf ClubMember2003 - Present
Royal Oak Chamber of CommerceBoard of Directors2003 - Present
Boys & Girls Clubs of AmericaBoard of Directors1994 - Present
Oakland County Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Michigan Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
B v Huron CountyMotion for Summary granted in favor of Defendant
S. v H.C.Preemptory reversal of trial court by MI SC
O. v C.B.Summary disposition granted to defendant

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Michigan Lawyers WeeklyRunning into Trouble - Noncompete Agreements for Lawyers are Open to Interpretation, Some Say Unethical2009
National Law JournalBoston Globe Union Loses Dispute Over Arbitration2009
DetroiterUnderstanding Severance Packages2009
Inc Magazine"Protecting Company Secrets; More business owners are forcing their new hires to sign noncompetes. Should you?"2008
The Oakland Business ReviewRomance concerns can be touchy for employers2008
Country BusinessEmployee Handbooks2008
Michigan Lawyers WeeklyKilpatrick’s relationship with ex-chief of staff may have laid foundation for sexual harassment claimN/A
Oakland PressCompany Helps Write "Golden Parachutes"N/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolN/AJuris doctor1992

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Automation AlleyWhat’s Next In Health Care & Health Care Reform2011
6th Annual Nonprofit Management ConferenceYou Posted What? Legal Limits of Social Media in the Workplace2011
Troy Chamber of CommerceYou Posted What? What every Employer must know about Social Media2010
Siruis Satellite RadioAndrey Tomkiw Shares Workplace and Employment Law Insight2010
Church Solutions ConferenceWrongful Termination; Sexual Harassment; Discrimination - Churches are Employers Too!2009
American Bar Association Fall Council MeetingPreventing and Managing Workplace Violence2008
TeleconferenceWriting Enforceable Noncompete Agreements: Protect Your Company in an Increasingly Employee-friendly EnvironmentN/A