Nemeth Law founder to receive Wayne State University Law School Distinguished Alumni award
Patricia Nemeth, founder of Detroit-based labor and employment law firm, Nemeth Law, P.C., will be honored with the Distinguished Alumni award by Wayne State University School of Law at the annual Treasure of Detroit on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at the historic Gem Theatre. The Treasure of Detroit, which began in 1998, is Wayne Law’s premier event for honoring those who have made significant contributions to the practice of law, as well as the growth and success of the Law School. In addition to Nemeth, three other alums will be honored with the award.
Nemeth received both a Juris Doctor and Master’s degree in Labor Law (LL.M.) from Wayne Law. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from the University of Michigan.
An attorney since 1984, Nemeth founded Nemeth Law as a solo practitioner in 1992. The firm is now the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes. Nemeth specializes in the labor and employment arena as an arbitrator, mediator, investigator, litigator, consultant and negotiator. Her areas of expertise include religious, ethnic and gender discrimination; workplace sexual, race and ethnic harassment; wrongful discharge; union organizing activities; and multi-party lawsuits. Industries served include healthcare, nursing homes, retail, manufacturing, gaming, insurance and government entities. Nemeth serves as a certified mediator for all types of civil litigation matters, including employment. She also serves as an employment arbitrator and commercial arbitrator.
Active in civic and professional activities, Nemeth is a member of the American Bar Association, ADR International Committee; American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Insurance Law Section, Dispute Resolution Section and Litigation Section; and State Bar of Michigan, Labor and Employment Law Section, ADR Section and International Law Section.
She has been a Board Member of the Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit since 2014. Immediately prior, Nemeth served Vice Chair and Executive Board Member of Vista Maria for 12 years. In 2011, she received an award from Vista Maria for Outstanding Board Leadership.
Nemeth’s legal awards are numerous and include Michigan Leading Lawyers, Michigan Super Lawyers, including Super Lawyers Top 25 Women Business Leaders in Michigan and Best Lawyers in America. In 2009, she received the inaugural Michigan Leaders in the Law honor from Michigan Lawyers Weekly.
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.