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Sam G. Morgan

Arbitration Attorney at Farmington Hills, MI

5.0   1 review

also known as [email protected], Sam Morgan

  • Licensed for 39 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Sam

Learn Sam’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Other
    15%

  2. Arbitration
    5%

  3. Business
    5%

  4. Civil rights
    5%
    Public and private sector claims involving wrongful termination from employment, race discrimination in employment and performance of a contract, invasion of privacy, improper eavesdropping, housing and public services discrimination.

    34 years, 20 cases

  5. Communications and media
    5%

  6. Constitutional
    5%
    Public sector employee wrongful termination cases involving claims under the 14th Amendment due process clause and 1st Amendment speech and association protections.

    22 years, 20 cases

  7. Contracts and agreements
    5%
    Drafting of employment contracts and reviews of severance agreements. Litigation of business disputes ranging from breach of commercial contracts, minority shareholder oppression, breach of fiduciary duties, wind-down and dissolution of business associations, enforcement of non-compete and other restrictive activities agreement, trade secret misappropriation, and other business torts. Metro Detroit-area, and throughout Michigan.

    34 years, 50 cases

  8. Discrimination
    5%
    Illegal employment discrimination situations that do not involve termination of employment.

    34 years, 50 cases

  9. Employment and labor
    5%
    Litigation of claims involving non-payment of wages and overtime pay, violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act, and workplace safety (OSHA). Advice and counsel to employer clients on workforce management issues.

    39 years, 500 cases

  10. General practice
    5%

  11. Lawsuits and disputes
    5%

  12. Life insurance
    5%

  13. Litigation
    5%

  14. Mediation
    5%

  15. Privacy
    5%

  16. Sexual harassment
    5%
    Advice and counsel to victims of sexual harassment, assisting and representing clients through internal investigations and external investigations by EEOC and state civil rights department.

    34 years, 75 cases

  17. Workers compensation
    5%

  18. Wrongful termination
    5%
    Terminations involving illegal age, race, gender or disability discrimination, illegal retaliation (e.g., retaliation for a sexual harassment complaint, or whistleblowing), employment contracts, public policy, and public-sector employee terminations.

    34 years, 500 cases

      Sam Morgan focuses his practice on employment rights and business disputes. As a trial lawyer, most of his cases are in litigation or have the potential to go to litigation.  After starting his career on the defense/management-side, Mr. Morgan switched firms in the early 1990's so that he could handle cases for individual employees. He is one of the few employment litigators in Michigan that litigates cases on both sides of the employee/management fence. That background is extremely valuable when it comes to evaluating and developing litigation strategies for employee-side clients, because Mr. Morgan knows how their claims will be defended, and he knows the factors that drive decisions on the defense side - especially those that lead to a fair and expeditious settlement.   

      Mr. Morgan handles employment-related matters in the private and public sectors, including breach of employment contract and wrongful discharge claims involving age discrimination, sex discrimintion, race discrimination, disabliity discrimination, illegal retaliation against Whistleblowers, employees who report sexual harassment and racial harassment, employees that request and use leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, employees who suffer workers compensation injuries, and for public employees under the U.S. Constitution (denial of due process and retaliation for speech and associations) and civil service statutes, non-payment of wages, sales commissions and overtime pay, the enforcement of restrictive covenants such as non-competition agreements, confidentiality agreements, and disputes over the misappropriation, use and/or disclosure of proprietary information and/or trade secrets.  The business disputes and lawsuits include minority owner oppression claims, breach of commercial contracts, and a variety of business torts. These cases are litigated in state and federal courts, or in the Michigan Department of Civil Rights and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, before state and local civil service commissions, or in private arbitration.  
 
     On the advice and counsel side, Mr. Morgan counsels and advises business owners and human resource on workforce management issues, the development of personnel policies and procedures, discipline and termination decisions, and investigations of sexual harassment complaints and employee misconduct.  He also assists both employee and employer clients with employment contracts, executive compensation agreements, and the negotiation of severance pay and separation agreements. 
 
     Mr. Morgan is AV-rated ("Preeminent") by Martindale-Hubbell, and is a Fellow of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers.  He has also been listed in Best Lawyers in America 2006 through 2020, for Labor and Employment Law, including a "Lawyer of the Year" listing in 2016, and he has been listed in SuperLawyers 2006 through 2020, for his work in representing Plaintiffs in Employment Litigation, including a listing as one of the Top 100 Michigan Superlawyers in 2010-2014.  He is a graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, B.A., 1981, and Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., 1984.
 
     A member of the State Bar  of Michigan since 1984, Mr. Morgan is also admitted in the US District Court, E.Dist. Michigan, the US District Court, W. Dist. Michigan, and the US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He served on the Michigan State Bar's Labor and Employment Section Council from 2013-2017, is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section, Detroit Bar Association, Macomb County Bar Association and the Novi Chamber of Commerce (Chairman of Board of Directors, 2015 and 2016).
 
     You can contact Sam Morgan at He does not respond to inquiries sent using the Avvo "contact me" button, because that tool is often abused by spammers. 

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Location

Morgan & Jones, PLLC.
30500 Northwestern Hwy Ste 425
Farmington Hills, MI, 48334

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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Sam won a Discrimination/Wrongful Termination case for me
In 2010, I was terminated illegally by my employer. I found Sam on AVVO and met with him to talk about my situation. There was a top manager who - for whatever reason - didn't like me. I'd been with the company nearly 15 years and always got stellar reviews. This manager tried to get the HR Manager to fire me, but she refused because there was no reason. So he got someone from the Corporate office to do the deed. I think they call that a "Cat's Paw" case. The company doesn't like public attention, likes to keep a low profile, but is a huge, international company traded on the NYSE. I was determined to take the matter all the way to court and let a jury decide whether the company had done anything wrong, because I'm sure a jury would have been sickened by how I'd been treated. But Sam convinced me the best thing to do was to settle (6-figures) and be done with it. Sam negotiated a reasonable settlement for me and I got to move on with my life. Although the company didn't fire the scuzzy manager who got me fired, I do know that he's been sidelined, not allowed to make management decisions because he has no common sense. That was more a victory than the $, to me, because this manager has ZERO skills to sell himself outside the company he's with, so he has no options. Haha! Success! Thank you, Sam!
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Cost

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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-400 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Trial Lawyer - Partner
  • Gasiorek, Morgan, Greco & McCauley, P.C.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Partner
  • Morgan & Jones, PLLC
  • 1900 - Present
  • Trial Lawyer - Shareholder
  • Sommers Schwartz PC
  • 1992 - 2007
  • Trial Lawyer - Associate
  • The Fishman Group - Attorneys
  • 1990 - 1992
  • Trial Lawyer - Associate
  • Fletcher & Tice, P.C.
  • 1985 - 1990
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Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Associations

  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2014 - Present
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Labor and Employment Section
  • Council
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Novi Chamber of Commerce
  • Chair/Board of Directors
  • 2010 - 2016
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Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers in Detroit - Employment Litigation
  • DBusiness Magazine
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top Lawyers - Employment Law
  • Crain's Detroit Business Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Michigan SuperLawyers
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2015
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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