Excellence in triplicate: Nemeth Bonnette Brouwer attorneys receive 2024 Best Lawyers® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® recognition

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Detroit – August 18, 2023 – Detroit-based management-side labor and employment law firm Nemeth Bonnette Brouwer PC is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers® has recognized two firm attorneys—Deborah Brouwer and Patricia Nemeth—in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, in addition to naming Nicholas Huguelet to the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America.  Best Lawyers® annually recognizes legal talent in more than 70 countries worldwide using its Purely Peer Review® evaluation process.

A multi-year honoree on the Best Lawyers® list, Nemeth Bonnette Brouwer Managing Partner Deborah Brouwer has been selected in three practice areas: Employment Law–Management, Labor Law–Management, and Litigation–Labor and Employment. Brouwer provides counseling, training, and litigation services to wide range of public and private sector and nonprofit clients and has extensive experience with claims of race, age, disability, gender and religious discrimination and harassment, as well as claims brought under the FMLA and FLSA. She has appeared before state and federal administrative agencies and courts in multiple states and is also a skilled workplace investigator. An engaged leader in the legal and non-profit communities, Brouwer has served on the board of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC); is a 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.

In his inaugural debut as a Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch®, Partner Nicholas Huguelet was named in Labor and Employment Law–Management. To be eligible for this honor, attorneys have to be in the early part of their careers and demonstrate outstanding professional excellence in their private practice area. Huguelet is a skilled and versatile negotiator, and regularly counsels and represents private and public sector employers in collective bargaining, labor disputes and statutory and regulatory compliance. He also handles litigation and agency matters involving discrimination and harassment claims and has found particular success defending companies in arbitration hearings administered by the American Arbitration Association, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, and others. His work in labor and employment law pre-dates law school, when he worked for a firm representing labor unions throughout Ohio, first as an intern and later as an attorney. Using that background to his clients’ advantage, Huguelet has exclusively served private and public sector employers, including large and small employers, K-12 public school districts, community colleges, and charter schools since 2012.

Marking her milestone 15th Best Lawyers® appearance in 2024, firm founder Patricia Nemeth, now of counsel to the firm, has achieved recognition in: Employment Law–Management, Labor Law–Management, and Litigation–Labor and Employment categories. Dedicating her legal practice to defending clients, Nemeth has, in recent years, shifted to a successful career as a certified mediator for all types of civil litigation matters, including employment, and as an employment and commercial arbitrator. She was awarded the 2022 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” honor for receiving the highest overall peer-feedback in the category of Employment Law–Management in Detroit, and is an ABA Foundation Fellow and a College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Fellow. Nemeth is also a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, and the American Arbitration Association Task Force for Employment Arbitrations.

For the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, more than 13.7 million votes were analyzed, resulting in more than 76,000 leading lawyers honored in the milestone 30th edition. More than 2.4 million votes were analyzed for the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America, designating more than 25,000 up and coming lawyers in the new edition.

About Best Lawyers®

Inclusion in Best Lawyers® is based entirely on peer reviews, using a sophisticated and transparent survey process. The methodology is designed to capture as accurately as possible the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical and legal practice area. More information is available at the Best Lawyers website.

 About Nemeth Bonnette Brouwer PC

Celebrating more than 30 years, Nemeth Bonnette Brouwer 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. Woman-owned and led since its founding, Nemeth Bonnette Brouwer exclusively represents management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

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Woman-owned and led, Nemeth Bonnette Brouwer has exclusively represented management in the prevention, resolution, and litigation of labor and employment disputes for more than 30 years.

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