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Todd R. Knecht

Todd R. Knecht

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Litigation, Contracts & Agreements, Real Estate, Transportation

About Me

  • Over 32 years of experience in the field of complex commercial litigation and employment related disputes. 

  • Specializing in the representation of businesses and management; counseling employers on sensitive employee disciplinary issues;

  • Assistance with establishing and updating legally compliant personnel policies;

  • Defending management against employment-based claims in the state and federal courts and administrative tribunals;

  • Extensive experience with agreements designed to protect trade secrets from disclosure to competitors; restricting the right to compete of key employees.

  • Also advise physicians with respect to disciplinary matters concerning the actual or threatened denial, restriction and/or revocation of hospital staff privileges and the overall credentialing process.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Employment & Labor: 75%
    32 years, 350 cases
  2. Litigation: 15%
    34 years, 500 cases
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 5%
    32 years, 310 cases
  4. Real Estate: 3%
    32 years, 100 cases
  5. Transportation: 2%
    5 years, 5 cases



Hourly ($200-250/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • David L. Carrier

    I endorse this lawyer. Todd is a fighter for his clients.


    David Carrier Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info


PO Box 68292
2221 Sylvan SE
Grand Rapids, MI, 49516-8292



MIActive And In Good Standing198308/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV® Distinguished Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerKNECHT LAW, PLC2011 - Present
PartnerRYAN IM KNECHT, PLC2007 - 2008
AttorneyHoesch & Dekker, PLC2005 - 2007
PartnerTwohey Maggini, PLC1996 - 2004
AssociateDickinson Wright1992 - 1994
AssociateMiller Johnson1983 - 1991
Law ClerkHon. Douglas W. Hillman, United States District Court Judge1982 - 1983
Law ClerkHon. James Harvey, United States District Judge, Eastern District of Michigan1981 - 1982


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Martindale-HubbellBV® Distinguished Peer Review Rating2007 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember2003 - 2013
Sixth Circuit Court of AppealsN/A2001 - Present
United States District Court Eastern District of MichiganAdmitted1990 - Present
Grand Rapids Bar AssociationN/A1986 - 2013
United States District Court Western District of MichiganN/A1984 - Present
State Bar of MichiganN/A1983 - Present
District of Columbia BarAdmitted in 19811981 - 1981

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Former Employee v City of HollandSee link to Holland Sentinel
Plaintiff Insurance Litigation - Montcalm County
Defense of Wrongful Discharge CaseSettled for nuisance value

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Publication NameTitleDate
NBI - Troubleshooting HR Legal NightmaresHiring and Recruitment Mistakes That Lead to Trouble2015
Employee Leave Law - NBIConsideration for Other Types of Leave2014
Sterling Education Services, Inc.Hiring and Terminating Employees in the Current Economy2013
SEBA Employment Law Alert - October 2010 Vol. I, Issue 1Social Media and Employment Lawsuits2010
SEBA Employment Law Alert - November 2010 Vol. I, Issue 2Maintaining Personnel Records in an Employment Litigation Age2010
Sterling Educational Services (SES)Employment Law Update2009


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor cum laude1981
Hope CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1977

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Troubleshooting HR Legal NightmaresHiring and Recruitment Mistakes That Lead to Trouble2015
Employee Leave Law From A to ZEmployment Leave Policies2014
Fundamentals of Employment LawHiring and Terminating Employees in the Current Economy2013
Employment Law Update SeminarHot Topics: The Latest Interpretations of Current Employment Law; Employment Issues in the Paperless Workplace2009
Workshop Series for EmployersDon't Wait Until the Exit Interview: Protecting Trade Secrets and Confidential Information2008