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I concentrate my practice on representing employers in all aspects of labor law, employment law, and general litigation.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 100%

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  • Larry E. Powe

    He was one of the most impressive young lawyers I have worked with in 40 years!!! Excellent researcher and legal writer, with the temperment to handle matters very professionally!


    Larry Powe Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Miller, Johnson, Snell & Cummiskey PLC

100 W. Michigan Ave., Ste. 200
Kalamazoo, MI, 49007-3960


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200805/17/2016
MIActive And In Good Standing200505/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
AV PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Elected to the Order of the CoifWayne State University Law School2005
NLRB (Region Seven) Gottfried Labor Law AwardWayne State University Law School, NLRB (Region Seven), and State Bar of Michigan2004
Silver Key for academic excellenceWayne State University Law School2004
Academic Winner’s Circle AwardWestern Michigan University2001
All-Academic Team Honorable MentionCentral Collegiate Hockey Association2001
Dr. Peter R. Ellis Academic AwardWestern Michigan University2001
Western Michigan University Scholar Athlete of the YearWestern Michigan University2001
Dr. Peter R. Ellis Academic AwardWestern Michigan University2000
All-Academic Team Honorable MentionCentral Collegiate Hockey Association2000
Academic Winner’s Circle AwardWestern Michigan University2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Labor LawyerMiller Johnson2015 - Present
Labor LawyerFranczek Radelet PC2008 - 2014
Labor LawyerKeller Thoma P.C.2006 - 2008
Federal Judicial Law ClerkUnited States District Court for the Western District of Michigan2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kalamazoo Human Resources Management AssociationMember2015 - Present
Kalamazoo Area Labor-Management CommitteeMember2015 - Present
Kalamazoo County Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationLaw School Division Task Force2013 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationLeadership Council - Labor and Employment Law Section2013 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationYoung Lawyers Division, Publications Committee2012 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationLabor and Employment Law Section2008 - Present
American Bar Association (Labor & Employment Section)Member2005 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember2005 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Federal Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section NewsletterSo Far, Medical Marijuana Laws Have Had Little Impact on the Workplace2014
Illinois State Bar Association Section on Labor & Employment Law NewsletterDid the Illinois Concealed Carry Law Really Change Anything for Employers?2014
The Federal Lawyer (Federal Bar Association)Labor Law for the Employment Lawyer2014
Illinois Bar JournalThe Benefits of Settling Workers’ Compensation and Employment Claims Together2014
The Developing Labor Law (American Bar Association)Contributing Editor to the Developing Labor Law (Fifth Edition), 2013 Cumulative Supplement2013
The Developing Labor Law (American Bar Association)Contributing Editor to the Developing Labor Law (Fifth Edition), 2012 Cumulative Supplement2012
Sports Business JournalAge Minimum Could Have Significant Impact on Hockey2012
The Developing Labor Law (American Bar Association)Contributing Editor to the Developing Labor Law (Fifth Edition), 2011 Cumulative Supplement2011
Society for Human Resource Management Court ReportFull-Relief Settlement Offer Does Not Moot FLSA Overtime Claims2010
The Developing Labor Law (American Bar Association)Contributing Editor to The Developing Labor Law (Fifth Edition), 2010 Cumulative Supplement2010
Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) Daily Labor ReportPharmaceutical Sales Reps Join White-Collar Quest for Overtime Pay2010
Employment Law StrategistSupreme Court Blockbuster Decision Invalidates Two-Member NLRB Decisions; Effect For Employers Remains Uncertain2010
Wayne Law ReviewNational Hockey League Players' Association v. Plymouth Whalers: Antitrust's Rule of Reason and the Van Ryn Rule2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Western Michigan UniversityPolitical Science and Criminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
IICLE Business and Employment Law InstituteIllinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act and Workplace Safety2014
Center for Competitive ManagementInterns and the Law: Structuring Internship Programs that Meet Wage and Hour Guidelines2013
Chicago Bar AssociationLabor Law for the Employment Lawyer2012
Chicago Automobile Trade Association Dealership ExpositionOvertime Pay for Automobile Dealerships' Service Writers2011
Franczek Radelet Wage and Hour PodcastWage & Hour Talk Podcast: "Should Your Unpaid Interns Actually Be Paid?"2010