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Detroit, Mich. – August 26, 2015 – Nemeth Law, P.C., a Detroit-based management labor and employment law firm, is pleased to announce partner Susan D. Koval was named to the 2015 class of ‘Women in the Law’ by Michigan Lawyers’ Weekly. The legal trade publication salutes 30 high achieving women attorneys throughout the state who are committed to excellence in the practice of law, serve as an inspiring and accomplished leader in the profession and a mentor to other women, and contribute significant time and effort to volunteerism. An award ceremony to honor the Women in the Law recipients will take place on Thursday, Sept. 10 at the Detroit Marriott in Troy, Mich.
Koval is a management-side employment litigator with more than 30 years of legal experience. After a clerkship with a federal judge in her home state of West Virginia, she moved to Michigan to practice employment law. Koval’s personal and professional development was greatly influenced by her mother Nedra Koval, who was in an orphanage as a baby, dropped out of high school and married young. She ultimately went back to school and obtained a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in fine arts, and received a law degree from the West Virginia University College of Law, where she graduated in the class just ahead of her daughter.
“The Women in the Law award means a great deal to me,” Koval said. “I was strongly influenced by my mother’s tenacity and am deeply committed to woman-to-woman mentoring to facilitate the success and retention of female attorneys, especially in litigation.”
Koval currently serves as co-chair of the Eastern District of Michigan Federal Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Committee, has a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent rating of 5.0/5.0 and regularly appears on the Michigan Super Lawyers list, a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. She is a presenter and guest lecturer for professional organizations on a variety of employment topics and has published articles on employment law matters, including a recent article about employers’ obligations to transgender employees, which was published nationally by Employment Law360.
Koval participates in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure activities and contributes considerable support to breast cancer research. She previously served as a volunteer mediator for the EEOC mediation program and has also volunteered her time to high school youth groups. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from West Liberty State College in West Virginia and a Juris Doctorate from West Virginia University College of Law. Koval is a resident of Northville.
About Nemeth Law, P.C.
Nemeth Law specializes in arbitration, mediation, workplace investigations, employment litigation, traditional labor law and management consultation/training for private and public sector employers. It is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.