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Richard A. Hooker

Richard A. Hooker

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Administrative Law, Lawsuits & Disputes

Richard Hooker

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About Me

I have practiced with Varnum in its Labor & Employment Group my entire career.  In my work as a neutral, I am affiliated with the American Settlement Centers in Farmington Hills, Michigan.


 


Contested matters:  I am by nature competitive, so I enjoy and am as skilled at a good fight as any of my colleagues in the labor & employment field.  My focus in most cases, however, is to bring them to a resolution that is consistent with our clients' best interests.


 


Client relations:  I strive to be our clients' trusted advisor over the long term, so I believe our first and most fundamental duty is to assist our clients in avoiding disputes.  In an effort to convince clients of the value of consultation on the front end, as opposed to paying for the fight on the back end, I have several telephone and e-mail retainer relationships that allow unlimited access to our Labor & Employment lawyers and their advice for a flat fee per year.  That fee typically falls far short of the value of our time at standard hourly rates and helps eliminate the clients' reluctance to call us on the front end of potential legal problems.


 


Guiding principles:  1) It's important to be good lawyer, but it's more important to be a good man; 2) the two most important lines on a contract are the signature lines; and 3) one derives reward from an organization in direct proportion to that which one gives it without expectation of immediate reward.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. Employment & Labor: 60%
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%
  3. Administrative Law: 20%

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Contact Info

39500 High Pointe Blvd Ste 350
Novi, MI, 48375

Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett LLP

39500 High Pointe Blvd Ste 350
Novi, MI, 48375-5516

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WIGood Standing199903/24/2015
MIActive And In Good Standing197603/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
FellowCollege of Labor & Employment Lawyers2000

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/PartnerVarnum Riddering Schmidt & Howlett1983 - Present
Attorney/PartnerSchmidt, Howlett, Van't Hof, Snell and Vana1976 - 1983

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington And Lee UN/Alaw1976
Denison UniversityHistoryBachelor of Arts1973