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Linda G. Burwell formed National Investigation Counsel, PLLC (formerly known as National Employment Counsel), a national niche firm to personally partner with law firms, in-house counsel and insurers, primarily in workplace investigations.
The type of services Ms. Burwell provides to her clients is best accomplished outside the traditional law firm setting and is a perfect blend of her talents. There is a growing need for these specialized services, and being an independent consultant who no longer litigates and who has no ties to any law firm, is a valuable resource to her clients, many of whom are former competitors and / or adversaries.
National Investigation Counsel, PLLC has clients across every sector and include employment lawyers who have a client who needs an independent workplace investigation conducted or training ordered by the EEOC or other agency.
Ms. Burwell is a nationally recognized employment law expert with over 30 years’ experience representing companies. She served as panel counsel to numerous insurance companies writing Employment Practices Liability Insurance since the inception of EPLI. She has been recognized as an expert on the EEOC by the EEOC and was invited by the EEOC to testify before the Commission to provide input on the Agency’s Quality Control Plan for investigations and conciliations.
Ms. Burwell’s extensive experience as panel counsel for insurers, coupled with her practical business sense, her familiarity with the EEOC and other agencies, her keen ability to quickly assess employment environments and evaluate employee complaints, and her reputation in the employment law community, renders her uniquely qualified to work with other counsel in this very specialized practice.
Prior to forming National Investigation Counsel, PLLC, she co-owned a certified women owned employment and labor defense firm. She is a member of the Michigan bar. Ms. Burwell is an ABA Foundation Fellow and has received numerous awards and honors including being recognized in the Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, one of Michigan’s Super Lawyers, Leaders in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Top 50 Female Lawyers in Michigan, Top Lawyers by DBusiness Magazine, and she received a lifetime achievement award for Women in Leadership, from the Michigan Business & Professional Association.
U.S. District Court
6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Supreme Court
Law School: Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 1985
Law School Honors/Involvement:
National Moot Court Team
Legal Intern, Hon. Horace Gilmore
Undergraduate School: Michigan State University, B.S., Consumer Economy, 1980
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement: Mortar Board national honor society
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF)
Advisory Board Member, Michigan Business Professional Association
Oakland County Bar Association
Detroit Bar Association
ABA Foundation Fellow
Defense Research Institute
Michigan Defense Trial Association
American Arbitration Association
Human Resources Association of Greater Detroit
Society of Human Resources Management
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
- Detroit's Top Lawyers, dbusiness magazine
- Leading Lawyers, Employment Law: Management and Labor Law: Management, Law Bulletin Media
- 25 Leaders in the Law, Michigan Lawyers Weekly
- 50: 2013 Women Michigan Super Lawyers
- 21st Century Innovator, Michigan Lawyers Weekly and the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
- Best of Michigan Business, Corp! Magazine