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Detroit – August 18, 2022 – Detroit-based management side labor and employment law firm Nemeth Law, P.C., is pleased to announce that attorneys Deborah Brouwer and Patricia Nemeth have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Best Lawyers® annually recognizes legal talent in more than 70 countries worldwide.
In her third year being named to Best Lawyers®, Nemeth Law managing partner Deborah Brouwer has been recognized in the practice categories of Labor Law–Management and Litigation–Labor and Employment. Brouwer’s labor and employment practice includes the defense of lawsuits against employers involving claims of race, age, religion, national origin, gender and disability discrimination, and harassment and retaliation, as well as FLSA, FMLA and non-competition suits. In addition to defending employers, she conducts harassment and discrimination training and investigations, and appears before administrative agencies, the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
An engaged leader in the legal and non-profit communities, Brouwer is the immediate past president of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC); Member, State Bar of Michigan, American Bar Association and DRI; Chair of the Board of Directors of Assured Family Services; Chair of the Board of Trustees, Luella Hannan Memorial Foundation; and a member of the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society/Advocates Guild. Brouwer holds a Juris Doctor from the Wayne State University School of Law, as well as Bachelor and Master degrees from the University of Michigan. In 2019, she was recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business as a Notable Women in Law, has been selected as a Michigan Super Lawyer since 2019 and appears in the Women’s Edition, and was named a 2020 Michigan ‘Go To Lawyer’ in business law and a ‘Woman in the Law’ honoree in 2018 by the legal trade publication, Michigan Lawyers Weekly.
Firm founder Patricia Nemeth, of counsel, has achieved Best Lawyers® recognition since 2010 and is marking her milestone 10th appearance in 2023. She has been noted in three practice areas: Employment Law–Management, Labor Law–Management, and Litigation–Labor and Employment. Dedicating her legal career to defending clients, Nemeth has in recent years shifted to a successful career as a certified mediator for all types of civil litigation matters, including employment, and as an employment and commercial arbitrator.
Nemeth holds a Juris Doctor and LL.M in Labor Law from Wayne State University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan. She has received numerous accolades including the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel Excellence in Defense Award for 2020 and a Treasure of Detroit Distinguished Alumni award from the Wayne State University School of Law in 2016. In addition to Best Lawyers®, Nemeth has been named a Michigan Super Lawyer since 2006 and has been included in its Women’s Edition. She is also a multiple Leading Lawyers honoree, and appeared in the April 2020 issue of Leading Lawyers Magazine–Michigan Edition. In 2009, Nemeth was named a Leader in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly and is an ABA Foundation Fellow and a College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Fellow. Nemeth is also a member of the Michigan, Illinois, Federal and the United States Supreme Court Bars.
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About Nemeth Law, P.C.
Celebrating 30 years in 2022, Nemeth Law specializes in employment litigation, traditional labor law, workplace investigations, and management consultation and training for private and public sector employers. The firm also provides arbitration and mediation services. Woman-owned and led since its founding, Nemeth Law exclusively represents management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.