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  1. Employment & Labor: 40%
    16 years, 100 cases
  2. Car Accidents: 25%
    31 years, 350 cases
  3. Litigation: 15%
    31 years, 500 cases
  4. Civil Rights: 10%
    31 years
  5. Sexual Harassment: 10%
    16 years, 50 cases



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309 E Front St
Traverse City, MI, 49684


MIActive And In Good Standing198412/13/2014
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Invited memberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerThompson, ONeil & VanderVeen1992 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Awards CommitteeMember2010 - Present
Justice Caucus - Michigan Democratic PartyExecutive Committee Member2010 - Present
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMember2005 - Present
Michigan Association For JusticeExecutive Committee1993 - Present
Traverse City Planning CommissionChair1990 - 2001
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mazur V WalmartResolved -Confidential
Williams V WithrowDefendant Prevailed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Detroit College of LawN/AJuris Doctor1984
Central Michigan UniversityN/AN/A1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Bar of Michigan, Upper Michigan Legal Institute CommitteeEffective Cross Examination2012
Michigan State Bar ConventionCross Examination Techniques2012
Seminar in the SnowFamily Medical Leave Act2010
National Moot Court CompetitionTrail Practice2010
Seminar in the SnowDeposing the Expert2009
HIPAALegal Requests for Medical Records2009
Community ForumImpact of Campaign Contributions on the Michgan Judiciary2008
Forum for an Independant JudicairySupreme Court Jurisprudence2004
Community ForumSocial Host Liability2000