Nemeth Law attorneys recognized as 2022 Best Lawyers®

August 19, 2021
Detroit, Michigan

Firm founder Patricia Nemeth also named a ‘Lawyer of the Year’ by Best Lawyers®

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 28th edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Best Lawyers® annually recognizes legal talent in more than 70 countries worldwide.

In her second year being named to Best Lawyers®, Nemeth Law co-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. She provides employer training and conducts discrimination and harassment investigations on behalf of employers and has extensive experience appearing before the EEOC, MDCR, MIOSHA, OSHA and the NLRB, in addition to frequently appearing before the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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. 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 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.

Brouwer is active in a number of professional and community organizations. She is President of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel Board of Directors; 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.

Firm founder Patricia Nemeth, of counsel, has been recognized as a 2022 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year,” which is awarded to individual lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Nemeth received this accolade for her longstanding work in Employment Law–Management in Detroit. Only one lawyer is recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" for each specialty and region.

In addition, Nemeth has been named a 2022 Best Lawyer in the practice areas of Employment Law–Management, Labor Law–Management, and Litigation–Labor and Employment. She has been included on the Best Lawyers’® list since 2010. Nemeth has dedicated her legal career to defending clients, transitioning in recent years 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 was named a recipient of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel Excellence in Defense Award for 2020. The honor acknowledges civil defense counsel who through their professionalism, intelligence, creativity, judgement, civility, advocacy skills, community involvement and efforts to educate younger attorneys, promote the practice of the defense bar and the representation of their clients in and outside of the courtroom. In April 2016, she received a Treasure of Detroit Distinguished Alumni award from the Wayne State University School of Law, honoring those who have made significant contributions to the practice of law as well as to the growth and success of the WSU Law School. In addition to Best Lawyers, Nemeth has been named a Michigan Super Lawyer since 2006 and has been included in Super Lawyers 2020 Women’s edition. She is also a multiple Leading Lawyers honoree, and appeared in the April 2020 issue of Leading Lawyers MagazineMichigan 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 a member of the Michigan, Illinois, Federal and the United States Supreme Court Bars.

About Best Lawyers®

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About Nemeth Law, P.C.

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. 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.