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Mr. Northon is a trial and transactional attorney that focuses his practice on businesses and the personal and professional needs of their owners. As an advocate, he has tried cases and has broad experience in business and strategic planning, management-side labor relations, and commercial and trust litigation issues—including defending pension and healthcare plans, executives and governing boards on compensations issues, and collective-bargaining on behalf of municipalities and energy companies. Mr. Northon's clients include banks, trusts, medical groups, municipalities, charities, oil and gas producers, institutions of higher education, energy companies, farmers, ranchers, and select entertainers and entrepreneurs. St. Thomas More...pray for us.


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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 50%
    12 years, 99 cases
  2. Business: 40%
    12 years, 99 cases
  3. Estate Planning: 5%
    12 years, 15 cases
  4. Employee Benefits: 5%
    12 years, 20 cases



Hourly ($250-350/hour), contingent (25-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Pro bono (10%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Roetzel & Andress

850 Park Shore Drive
Trianon Center, Third Floor
Naples, FL, 34103


FLMember in Good Standing201206/20/2016
MIActive And In Good Standing200405/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
RecognitionState Bar of Michigan2005
Moot Court Champion (student)State Bar of Michigan2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateRoetzel & Andress2012 - Present
Special Assistant to the DeanAve Maria School of Law2008 - 2012
AssociateReed Smith2007 - 2008
AssociateButzel Long2004 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federalist Societymember2001 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Lindemann and Grossman, 4th editionEmployment Discrimination Law, contributing editor2007
ABA Section of Labor and Employment LawThe Developing Labor Law, 5th edition, Higgins, et al., contributing editor2006
ABA Section on Labor and Employment Law (2004 and 2005 Cummulative Supplements)The Developing Labor Law, 4th edition, contributing editor2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hillsdale CollegeBiologyBS - Bachelor of Science2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
200 attendeesObamacare and the Constitution2010
Rotary ClubAve Maria School of Law2009
Rotary ClubAve Maria School of Law2009
50 attendeesThe Moral Foundations of the Law2009
private clientsStrategic Union Organizing and Strategic Employer Responses2006
private clientsAmerican with Disabilities Act Accommodation2005