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John T. Below

Litigation Attorney at Troy, MI

4.3   6 reviews

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John T. Below is an attorney practicing in Bodman PLC's Troy offices.  He is an honors graduate of the University of Detroit School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1993) and received his undergraduate degree, with honors, from Oakland University (B.A. 1990). 

Mr. Below’s areas of expertise are state and federal litigation of employment law matters, including discrimination and wrongful discharge litigation, non-compete litigation, traditional labor matters and administrative proceedings. Mr. Below also handles complex commercial and banking litigation in the areas of lender liability, bankruptcy, foreclosures, receiverships, contract disputes and fraud; as well as construction litigation and arbitration.

Licensed for 29 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 1993
Updated 10/06/2022

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

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Bodman PLC
201 West Big Beaver Road
Suite 500
Troy, MI, 48084

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Justice!!
As a Business Owner, it is disappointing when you work closely with employees and they leave your company and take some of your clients with them. Even when you protect yourself with signed "non-solicitation" agreements, it seems the employer always loses!!! From the beginning of our case John provided expert advise on how to proceed while keeping the fees as low as possible. He offered suggestions and helped us develop our strategy, filed complaints, masterfully prepared for depositions and kept the pressure on to get us a fair and quick settlement. Thanks John (from all the employers out there who deserved a win)
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Posted by Mike | August 28, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
I would recommend Mr. Below
John Below is a an excellent lawyer that has help my company achieve very good results. I would certainly recommend him. John understand our needs and is in communication with us at all times to insure we are in agreement as we proceed with a case.
Posted by Tim | August 28, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Tim Bowman 2nd VP Commercial Loans Monroe Bank & Trust
Johns knowledge and experience in the Banking Industry has helped us several times. His experience and litigation skills always enables the Bank to negotiate from a position of strength. I would Highly recommend John.
Posted by Jamie | August 28, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
VP - Managed Assets
John is an excellent attorney and handles all matters efficently. He assisted with the work out / collection of several matters that resulted in a higher than expected recovery.
Posted by Robert | August 27, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
CEO / Consultant
John has always been able to give me guidance to prevent us from getting into unattractive situations and stear us down the correct path for our company I would recommend Mr. Below to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Poor results
John was referred to me in house by another lawyer who did not do court litigation. I met with him along with my accountant multiple times to explain the excel spread sheets at a high cost to myself. When I went to Facilitation I asked John if we should meet up before or if he wanted me to take any information to the meeting. He said we can meet 15 minutes prior to and I did not have to take anything as he has copies of everything we need. When John tried to explain our case he was unorganized and poorly prepared for the meeting. You only have a short window of time to explain your case and John could not find any of the material the Judge was asking for. I had to go out to my car to obtain it and by the time we met back up John still could not explain the material. I ended up settling for more than I should have weighing the money I gave up to settle vs what bringing a new lawyer into the case would cost me.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lawyer-Partner
  • Kotz Sangster Wysocki P.C.
  • 1993 - Present

Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor Magna Cum Laude
  • 1993
  • Oakland University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Associations

  • The Salvation Army - Metropolitan Detroit Advisory Board
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer
  • DBusiness
  • 2016
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • Law Review
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • 1993
  • Frank Murphy Honor Society
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • 1993
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Publications

  • State Bar of Michigan Publication
  • Employment Law Notes
  • 2007
  • Law Review Comment
  • University of Detroit Law Review
  • 1993

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (2)
Real estate Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer without hesitation."
Criminal defense

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Troy Litigation Lawyer John T. Below
John T. Below
Litigation Attorney
Troy, MI
Licensed for 29 years