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   3Patricia M. NemethDetroit(313) 567-5921pnemeth@nemethlawpc.compnemeth@nemethlawpc.comNemeth Law PCwww.nemethlawpc.comwww.nemethlawpc.comnemethpatricia.jpgEmployment Law: ManagementADR Law: EmploymentLabor Law: ManagementLabor and EmploymentHealthcareRetailManufacturingInsurance
Patricia M.
Nemeth Law PC
200 Talon Centre Dr Ste 200
Detroit MI 48207
Ph.(313) 567-5921 Fx.(313) 567-5928
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Employment Law: Management    Labor and Employment
ADR Law: Employment    Healthcare
Labor Law: Management     Retail
Advisory Board Member
County:  Wayne
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
As a mediator, investigator, consultant, litigator, negotiator and arbitrator, Patricia Nemeth specializes in management, labor and employment law. Certified by the American Arbitration Association as a commercial and employment certified arbitrator, she is also a certified mediator for the International Mediation Institute and the state of Michigan. Ms. Nemeth is certified as an investigator for the Association of Workplace Investigation and ATIXA Civil Rights (Title IX investigations).

Ms. Nemeth represents clients in the following industries: retail, nursing homes, municipalities, law firms, medical suppliers, courts, hospitals and automobile suppliers.

Bar Admissions:  
Michigan, 1984
Illinois, 1987
U.S. District Court
  Eastern District of Michigan
  Western District of Michigan
6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Supreme Court

Law School:  
Wayne State University School of Law
  J.D., 1984
  LL.M., labor, with honors, 1990

Undergraduate School:  University of Michigan, B.A., psychology, sociology

Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  With honors

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
American Bar Association
  ADR International Committee
  Labor and Employment Law Section
  ADR Section
  Women in Dispute Resolution Section
  International Law Section
State Bar of Michigan
  Labor and Employment Law Section
  ADR Section
  International Law Section
American Arbitration Association
  Task Force for Employment Arbitrations
Attorney Workplace Investigators
Illinois State Bar Association
Health Care Association of America

Professional Certifications:
American Arbitration Association
  Certified arbitrator in employment and commercial law
  Certified mediator
International Mediation Institute:
  Certified mediator
Association of Workplace Investigators
  Certified investigator
  Certified Title IX investigator

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Detroit Top Lawyers, DBusiness Magazine
  • Best Lawyers in America, Labor and Employment Law
  • Leading Lawyers, including Advisory Board, Law Bulletin Media
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers in Michigan, Super Lawyers
  • Top 25 Women Business Leaders in Michigan, Super Lawyers
  • Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan, Crain's Detroit Business
  • Wayne State University Distinguished Law Alumni Award
  • 25 Leaders in the Law, Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • 21st Century Innovators, Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • Wayne State University Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Grant Thornton Leader & Innovator of the Year Award
  • Women in Leadership, Small Business Award, Michigan Business Professional Association
  • One of the 100 Most Influential Women in Southeastern Michigan, Inforum
  • Distinguished Volunteer Award, Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • Top 10 Women Business Owners in Michigan, National Association of Women Business Owners

Community Involvement:  
Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit
  Board, 2014-2017
    Vice chair, 2017-present
Vista Maria
  Former vice chair/Executive Board member
  Marketing and Fund Development Committee
Leadership Detroit XXVI Class of 2004-2005

Published Legal Writing:  
“Handle Workplace Investigations with Confidence,” ICLE

“Managing the Arbitration Process with Pro Se Parties,” American Arbitration Association

“Resolving Tough Cases through Mediation,” State Bar of Michigan, Labor and Employment Law Section Council

“A Side Bar with Patricia Nemeth,” Michigan Lawyers Weekly

“Grit, the Secret to Advancement: Stories of Successful Women Lawyers,” Contributor, American Bar Association

“Uber's Sexual Harassment House-Cleaning a Reminder of Need for Visible Policies, Disciplinary Measures,” Crain’s Detroit Business Blog

“From Flattery to Fear-Looking at Sexual Harassment in Everyday Life,” Panelist, WLAM, Wayne Law Annual Meeting

“The On-Demand Workforce: Spotlight on Employee Misclassification,” Co-author, Michigan Defense Quarterly

“When A Vague Claim of ‘Hostile Work Environment’ is A Discrimination Complaint,” Co-author, Michigan Defense Quarterly
“Joint Employer Status, Franchisors and Franchisees-Paying the Cost to be the Boss,” from labor’s perspective. Panelist and presenter, Bernard Gottfried Memorial Labor Law Symposium, Wayne State University Law School

“‘Digital Native’ Recruiting Term Can Raise Concerns of Age Discrimination,” Detroit Legal News

“Starting Your Own Law Firm: Advice from Women Who’ve Done It,” Michigan LELS

“Employment Practices Liability: Minimizing Exposure and Risk,” MBDA

“Legal Trends: Employer Criminal Background Check Policies,” Co-author, Michigan Defense Quarterly

“Five Qs: Patricia Nemeth on Employment Law Changes,” DBusiness Daily News

“Not Always Black and White,” Co-author, Michigan Lawyers Weekly

“Small Firm, Big Opportunities: Discover the Advantages of a Small/Medium Firm,” Wayne State Law School

“The Debate Over Michigan’s Right-To-Work Law,” Co-author, Employment Law 360

“Minimize Risks While Hosting a Holiday Party at Work,” Co-author, Corp! Magazine

“Employer Issues Before and After a Disaster: Is Your Company Prepared,” Detroit Regional Chamber

“Don’t Let Election Politics Disrupt Your Workplace,” Co-author, Corp! Magazine

“Starting Your Own Law Practice,” Young Lawyers Section of State Bar of Michigan

“Don’t be Blind-Sided by GINA,” Co-author, Executive Counsel

“How the NLRB Views Social Media Disciplinary Issues,” Co-author,

“Hanging Out Your Own Shingle,” Oakland County Bar Association’s ABC’s of Practice

“The Road to Independence: 101 Women’s Journey to Starting Their Own Law Firms,” Contributor, American Bar Association

“Annual Survey of Michigan Employment and Labor Law,” Co-author, Wayne Law Review

“Seeking Clarity on Michigan Medical Marijuana Law,” Co-author, Employment 360

“Genetic Discrimination in Employment,” Co-author, Michigan Bar Journal

“Employment Firms Impacted by Labor History, Other Factors,” Detroit Legal News

“To Blog or Not to Blog: Employee and Employer Guidelines,” Co-author, Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly

Legal Lectures:  
Ms. Nemeth has given lectures on topics related to employment law for the State Bar of Michigan, Channel 4 News, Channel 2 News, the American Society of Employers, the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the National Association of Legal Secretaries and many other organizations.

Firm Description:  
If we had to choose one word to describe Nemeth Law's approach to client service in the labor and employment field, it would be collaborative. When clients engage with Nemeth Law, they gain a collaborative partner, a collective team of labor and employment experts devoted to preventing, resolving and litigating employment disputes.

Given the decades of employment experience that many of our attorneys possess, Nemeth Law offers clients unparalleled knowledge of labor and employment law. Further, given our diverse private and public sector employer experience, we know what works in one industry may be disastrous in another. Equally important, we respect our clients' right to be guided by their own business approach and philosophy when it comes to employment matters and their individual work environment. We collaborate with our clients to create and implement workplace policies and practices that complement their particular workplace yet are legally sound.

Internally, Nemeth Law boasts a synergy among our attorneys and support staff that is difficult to cultivate in corporate law firms with disparate practices and multiple locations. One of the reasons for our success is that we remove the potential for internal conflicts and competition by adopting a "firm client" approach rather than an individual "attorney client." We have found this collaborative effort leads to optimal client service and sustains a hardworking team that is persistent and responsive in meeting the needs of all of our clients.

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