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Nemeth Burwell announces firm’s Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Founding partner of Nemeth Burwell named 2013 Michigan Super Lawyer and among Michigan’s Top 25 Women Business Super Lawyers. Second Nemeth Burwell partner also listed as Super Lawyer; two other firm attorneys named Michigan Rising Stars

Detroit, Mich. —Sept. 18, 2013 — Attorney Patricia Nemeth, founding partner of Detroit-based employment law firm Nemeth Burwell, P.C., has been named a Michigan Super Lawyer for 2013 in the eighth annual survey. Additionally, Ms. Nemeth was named to the Top 25 Women Business Michigan Super Lawyers and the Michigan Top 50 Women, a listing of women lawyers who ranked top of the list in the 2013 Michigan Super Lawyers nomination, research and blue ribbon review process. Nemeth Burwell partner Anne Widlak was also named a Michigan Super Lawyer and attorneys Erin Behler and Cliff Hammond were named Michigan Rising Stars. The Rising Star recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are 40 years old or younger or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.

Patricia Nemeth was recognized in Employment Litigation: Defense and Labor and Employment, and specializes as a litigator, consultant, negotiator and mediator. Her areas of expertise include all aspects of traditional labor and employment litigation law, including complex employment investigations and analyses, discrimination/harassment, age, disability, sex, race, whistleblowers, wrongful discharge, union organizing activities and union issues, and multi-party lawsuits. She is a certified mediator for all types of civil litigation, including employment. Ms. Nemeth holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctorate and LLM in Labor Law from Wayne State University School of Law. She is an ABA Foundation Fellow and a member of the Michigan, Illinois, Federal and the United States Supreme Court Bar.

Anne Widlak was named a Michigan Super Lawyer in Employment & Labor. She has successfully defended cases in state and federal courts involving a comprehensive array of claims, including workplace harassment, discrimination based on age, disability, sex, race, national origin and other protected categories, retaliation, violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act, wrongful discharge and intentional interference with an at-will employment relationship. Ms. Widlak serves as a panel chairperson for the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board. She is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), a trial lawyer honorary society comprised of less than one-half of one percent of lawyers in the United States. Ms. Widlak holds both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in English from Georgetown University. She holds a Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University School of Law.

Erin Behler, a Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star, joined Nemeth Burwell in 2009 as an attorney after starting with the firm as a law clerk in 2007. She focuses her practice on management labor and employment law and represents clients in litigation before State and Federal Courts and Administrative Agencies. Behler is a frequent author on articles regarding workplace employment trends. She holds a Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts with honors from Michigan State University.

Cliff Hammond, who also received the Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star designation in 2011, joined Nemeth Burwell in 2007 and exclusively represents employers in labor and employment law. Prior to joining the firm, he served as labor counsel for the largest union local in Michigan (SEIU, Local 79), where he negotiated union contracts and arbitrated over 300 labor disputes, traversing 28 counties throughout Michigan in the process. His expertise includes Michigan’s Right to Work law, customized union training for employers, issues involving decertification, de-authorization, unit clarification, union organizing, union avoidance, and enforcing the union contract. Mr. Hammond has successfully defended clients before the NLRB, MERC, state and federal courts. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Delaware and earned his Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law, also in Delaware. Prior to beginning his law career, Mr. Hammond served as a history and social studies teacher and coached football and track and field in Detroit.

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About Nemeth Burwell, P.C.: Nemeth Burwell ( specializes in employment litigation, traditional labor law and management consultation 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.