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Detroit-–-July 13, 2017-–-Deborah Brouwer, a partner at Detroit-based management side labor and employment law firm Nemeth Law, P.C., has joined the Board of Directors for the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC), an association of attorneys in Michigan dedicated to representing individuals and corporations in civil litigation. Nicholas Huguelet, a senior attorney at the firm, has been named co-chair of the MDTC’s labor and employment section, a position Brouwer held before being named to the Board.
Brouwer has extensive experience in the defense of lawsuits against employers, including claims of race, age, religion, national origin, gender and disability discrimination, harassment and retaliation, in addition to FLSA, FMLA and non-competition suits. She provides harassment training, conducts discrimination and harassment investigations for employers, and has appeared before both administrative agencies and Michigan courts. Brouwer holds a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction as well as a Master of Arts from the University of Michigan. She received her Juris Doctor from Wayne State University School of Law.
Huguelet has represented clients before federal and state courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators in both Michigan and Ohio. He has experience representing and counseling both private and public sector clients in collective bargaining, employment disputes, and statutory and regulatory compliance. He graduated from Michigan State University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and economics, and received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Toledo College of Law in 2010.
About the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC)
Established in 1979 to enhance and promote the Defense Bar, the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) is an association of the leading lawyers in the State of Michigan dedicated to representing individuals and corporations in civil litigation. As the State’s premier organization of civil litigators, the impact of MDTC Members is felt through its Amicus Briefs, often filed by express invitation of the Supreme Court, through its far reaching and well respected Quarterly publication and through its timely and well received seminars. For more information, visit http://www.mdtc.org.
About Nemeth Law, P.C.
Celebrating 25 years in 2017, 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.