Nemeth Law partner named vice president of Michigan Defense Trial Counsel board
Deborah Brouwer, co-managing partner of Detroit-based management side labor and employment law firm Nemeth Law, P.C., has been named Vice President of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) board of directors for 2020-2021. She previously served as MDTC board treasurer. MDTC is an association of the leading lawyers in the State of Michigan dedicated to representing individuals and corporations in civil litigation.
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 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.
In addition to MDTC, Brouwer is a Member, State Bar of Michigan Appellate Section and Labor and Employment Law Section; Member, American Bar Association, Litigation Section; Member, DRI; Chair of the Board of Directors of Assured Family Services; and President, Board of Trustees, Luella Hannan Memorial Foundation. She 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.
Brouwer has received many honors in the legal field, including multiple Michigan Super Lawyer listings, Best Lawyers in America 2021, and Crain’s Detroit Business Notable Women in Law 2019. She was named a 2018 Woman in the Law honoree by the legal trade publication, Michigan Lawyers Weekly.
Nemeth Law has a long history of participation with the MDTC. Earlier this year, Nemeth Law founder Patricia Nemeth was a recipient of the MDTC Excellence in Defense Award for 2020. She was recognized in the category of Excellence in Defense, honoring 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. The award also recognizes contributions beyond the recipient’s normal role as an advocate.
About the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC)
MDTC is an association of the leading lawyers in the State of Michigan dedicated to representing individuals and corporations in civil litigation. As the State’s premier organization of civil litigators, the impact of MDTC members is felt through its Amicus Briefs, often filed by express invitation of the Supreme Court, and through its quarterly publications and seminars. Learn more at the MDTC website.
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.