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I have been involved in representing employers in all aspects of employment and labor law for over 35 years.  The best way to avoid a law suit is to be proactive in addressing issues before they become problems.  When problems arise, I help clients consider the most practical and cost effective approach to take.

I have been certified as a civil mediator in Michigan and have had extensive experience in representing clients in mediation.  I have also served as a mediator.

I have handled administrative agency proceedings with the NLRB, EEOC, Department of Labor, OSHA, and similar state agencies.


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  1. Employment: 100%

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  • Odey K. Meroueh

    Mr. Holmquist is an excellent attorney with an unrivaled reputation. I refer all client's in need of an employment attorney to him. You should contact him immediately if you have an employment issue!


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Holmquist Employment Law Firm

900 Wilshire Dr.
Ste. 202
Troy, MI, 48084


MIActive And In Good Standing197605/14/2016
GAInactive Member in Good Standing 197507/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer-Emploment and Labor LawSuper Lawyers2011
Top lawyers-employment and labordBusiness2010
FellowCollege of Labor and Employment Lawyers2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHolmquist Employment Law Firm2010 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectioneNewsletter editor-Employee Rights & Responsibilities Committee2010 - Present
Caps for KidsPresident2002 - 2010
Publication nameTitleDate
Labor and Employment Lawnotes (State Bar of Michigan)Will the NLRB be Scrooge to Non Profits?2011
Labor and Employment Lawnotes (State Bar of Michigan)There is a New(Old) Sheriff in town: Social Media and the NLRB2011
Labor and Employment Lawnotes (State Bar of Michigan)Social Media in the Workplace: Don't Forget about the NLRB2011
Corp! MagazineWeb 2.0 for Employers, Ignorance is not bliss2010
Labor and Employment Lawnotes (State Bar of Michigan)After Iqbal: A new beginning or new legislation2010
Labor and Employment Lawnotes (State Bar of Michigan)Misclassification of employees in Michigan: Connectiing the dots2010
Labor and Employment Lawnotes (State Bar of Michigan)Who remembers Lilly?2009
Labor and Employment Lawnotes (State Bar of Michigan)"Me, Too" evidence in Michigan2009
Labor and Employment Lawnotes (State Bar of Michigan)Going home: the remand of Sprint v. Mendelsohn2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Duke UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Mid Winter MeetingFedEx Ground: High stakes over independent contractors2007
Conference RoundtableWhat the private sector needs to know about the Michigan Civil Rights Iniative2007
Annual meetingRetaliation and adverse impact: How much is enough?2006