Mr. DeWitt’s memberships include: National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA); State Bar of Michigan (Labor and Employment Law Section); American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law and Litigation Sections); Federal Bar Association, and the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association.
Mr. DeWitt’s charitable activities have included serving as a member of the Boards of Birmingham, Michigan Little League Baseball (1999-2005), the Birmingham, Michigan Hockey Association (2005-2009), and the Metropolitan Affairs Coalition, a Regional public-private partnership of Labor, Business and Government (2008-present).
Owens Corning Corporation; AAA Michigan; Michigan Technological University; Eastern Michigan University; University of Michigan; University of Detroit Mercy; Ave Maria School of Law.
Licensed since 1984
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|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1984||06/27/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor & Employment||The Best Lawyers in America, , 2007-2013||N/A|
|(Labor and Employment; Intellectual Property Litigation)||Michigan Super Lawyers, 2006-2013||N/A|
|Labor and Employment Law, 2011-2013||DBusiness Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit,||N/A|
|Fellow, 2008-present||Michigan State Bar Foundation -||N/A|
|Shareholder, Vice President||Butzel Long||1984 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Litgation Counsel of America||Fellow||2009 - Present|
|Metropolitan Affairs Coalition||Board Member||2009 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1984 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member||1984 - Present|
|Superior Consultant Company v. Walling, 851 F. Supp. 839 (E.D. Mich. 1994)||above; appeal dismissed, 48 F.3d 1219 (6th Cir. 1995)|
|Foster v. ANR Pipeline Co., Case No. 00-CV-73686-DT (E.D. Mich., Duggan, J., 2001)||above; aff’d, 2002 U.S. App. LEXIS 15752 (6th Cir. 2002)|
|[Plaintiff] v. Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, et al, Case No. 2:09-CV-11464 (E.D. Mich. 2012, Lawson, J.)||N/A|
|Detroit Auto Scene, January 9, 2012, p.2||"Auto-Related Businesses Can Protect Trade Secrets"||N/A|
|Michigan Lawyers Weekly, December 3, 2012||"The Role of Counsel in Executive Terminations," ,"||N/A|
|Labor and Employment Lawnotes, Vol. 21, No. 2 (Summer 2011)||20 Commandments to be a Decent Labor and Employment Lawyer"||N/A|
|University of Michigan Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|NACUA Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario||Reductions in Force and Furloughs – Effective Planning and Implementation,” , June 24-27, 2009||N/A|
|(ACI Expert Forum, Chicago, Illinois, May 27-28, 2009);||“Employment Trade Secret Protection and Litigation: Aggressive Early Strategies for Protecting Your IP and Disposing of the Case”||N/A|