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Mr. DeWitt’s memberships include: National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA); State Bar of Michigan (Labor and Employment Law Section); American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law and Litigation Sections); Federal Bar Association, and the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association.

Mr. DeWitt’s charitable activities have included serving as a member of the Boards of Birmingham, Michigan Little League Baseball (1999-2005), the Birmingham, Michigan Hockey Association (2005-2009), and the Metropolitan Affairs Coalition, a Regional public-private partnership of Labor, Business and Government (2008-present).

Representative Clients

Owens Corning Corporation; AAA Michigan; Michigan Technological University; Eastern Michigan University; University of Michigan; University of Detroit Mercy; Ave Maria School of Law.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    31 years
  2. Employment: 50%
    31 years



Hourly ($300-550/hour)

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Contact info

150 W Jefferson Ave Ste 100
Detroit, MI, 48226


MIActive And In Good Standing198405/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor & EmploymentThe Best Lawyers in America, , 2007-2013N/A
(Labor and Employment; Intellectual Property Litigation)Michigan Super Lawyers, 2006-2013N/A
Labor and Employment Law, 2011-2013DBusiness Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit,N/A
Fellow, 2008-presentMichigan State Bar Foundation -N/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Shareholder, Vice PresidentButzel Long1984 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Litgation Counsel of AmericaFellow2009 - Present
Metropolitan Affairs CoalitionBoard Member2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember1984 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Superior Consultant Company v. Walling, 851 F. Supp. 839 (E.D. Mich. 1994)above; appeal dismissed, 48 F.3d 1219 (6th Cir. 1995)
Foster v. ANR Pipeline Co., Case No. 00-CV-73686-DT (E.D. Mich., Duggan, J., 2001)above; aff’d, 2002 U.S. App. LEXIS 15752 (6th Cir. 2002)
[Plaintiff] v. Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, et al, Case No. 2:09-CV-11464 (E.D. Mich. 2012, Lawson, J.)N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Detroit Auto Scene, January 9, 2012, p.2"Auto-Related Businesses Can Protect Trade Secrets"N/A
Michigan Lawyers Weekly, December 3, 2012"The Role of Counsel in Executive Terminations," ,"N/A
Labor and Employment Lawnotes, Vol. 21, No. 2 (Summer 2011)20 Commandments to be a Decent Labor and Employment Lawyer"N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NACUA Annual Conference, Toronto, OntarioReductions in Force and Furloughs – Effective Planning and Implementation,” , June 24-27, 2009N/A
(ACI Expert Forum, Chicago, Illinois, May 27-28, 2009);“Employment Trade Secret Protection and Litigation: Aggressive Early Strategies for Protecting Your IP and Disposing of the Case”N/A