Overview

Our History

The Williams Firm was founded in 1997 with the purpose of providing exceptional labor and employment services to employers. Focusing on these narrow, yet complex, fields allowed us to quickly become well-respected in our community. Firm members have extensive legal experience and diverse professional experience including service as elected public officials, facilitators of management training, lecturers, and educators. Over the last decades our team of lawyers and legal professionals have tirelessly advocated for our clients. 

In 2017, The Williams Firm celebrated its twentieth year as a labor and employment firm and we look forward to the next twenty years of serving Michigan's employers. 

Civil litigation defense

The Firm has a great deal of experience representing employers before state and federal courts.  Additionally, members of The Firm have substantial experience representing employers in administrative proceedings including before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. 

Appellate practice

In addition to the experience at the trial court level, members of The Firm have substantial experience in state and federal appellate litigation. Such experience includes the Supreme Court, 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, and Michigan's appellate courts. 

human resources consulting

The Firm's attorneys use their extensive backgrounds to provide counsel to employers in order to minimize legal risk and develop sound business and legal strategies. The Firm assists clients in the drafting of employment forms, handbooks, policies, employment contracts, and severance agreements.  

Labor Defense

Members of The Firm represent parties in matters before the National Labor Relations Board and the Michigan Employment Relations Commission.  Such experience has included the representation of employers against Unfair Labor Practice Charges, discrimination claims by employees, failure to represent claims by employees against Unions and Employers, and Representation Election Petitions.

Collective Bargaining

The Firm’s Attorneys have extensive experience serving as the key spokesperson during labor contract negotiations, and providing consultative services to human resource and labor relations professionals responsible for negotiating labor contracts for employers.  The Firm represents employers in several contract grievance arbitration cases each year, before many of the labor arbitrators in the State of Michigan. 

Management Training

Members of The Williams Firm, P.C. have experience in providing management and staff training. Training seminars are given on a regular basis for clients and associations/organizations, including the Michigan Bar Association and the Institute for Continuing Legal Education.  The Firm provides training to managers regarding labor contract interpretation, employee discipline, and personnel/legal issues.