Nemeth Law partner named a ‘Michigan Go To Lawyer’ in business law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

December 30, 2020
Detroit, Michigan

Deborah Brouwer, co-managing partner of Detroit-based management side labor and employment law firm Nemeth Law, P.C., has been named an inaugural Michigan Go To Lawyer in business law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. The legal trade publication launched the new editorial program to recognize lawyers across the state who are leaders in a particular field of law, with business law being the first category announced. Brouwer’s Go To Lawyer profile can be viewed here.

A “Michigan Go To Lawyer” is defined as:

  • An expert in his or her field, well-versed in the nuances of the case law, statutes and regulations clients will encounter.
  • Experienced, with a record of success in many cases and/or transactions.
  • A lawyer to whom other lawyers make referrals because of his or her expertise and accomplishments.
  • A lawyer who can think creatively and identify all options for a client.
  • A lawyer you would name when a friend needs legal help.
  • A lawyer you might call yourself if you needed legal help in his or her field of expertise.

Brouwer’s extensive 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. She also provides employer training and conducts discrimination and harassment investigations on behalf of employers. Brouwer has extensive experience appearing before administrative agencies, including the EEOC, MDCR, MIOSHA, OSHA and the NLRB, and also appears frequently before the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Brouwer is active in many professional and community organizations. She is the Vice President of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) for 2020-2021, previously serving as its treasurer. In addition, Brouwer is a Member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Appellate Section and Labor and Employment Law Section; a Member, American Bar Association, Litigation Section; and a Member, DRI (founded as Defense Research Institute in 1960). She also serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of Assured Family Services, and is President, Board of Trustees, Luella Hannan Memorial Foundation.

Brouwer has received numerous honors in the legal field, including multiple Michigan Super Lawyer listings, Best Lawyers in America 2021, Leading Lawyers, and Crain’s Detroit Business Notable Women in Law 2019. She was also named a 2018 Woman in the Law honoree by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Brouwer is a sought-after media spokesperson on employment law matters and workplace issues, and has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, FastCompany.com, and HR.com, as well as well as Detroit-area media outlets including WJR–The Guy Gordon Show, WWJ–The Feldman Report, and Fox 2 Detroit.

Brouwer holds a Juris Doctor from the Wayne State University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Arts degree, both from the University of Michigan.

About Nemeth Law, P.C.

Nemeth Law specializes in employment litigation, traditional labor law, management consultation, arbitration, mediation, and workplace investigation 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.