Paul W. Coughenour is a member in Clark Hill’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. He has devoted his practice to the representation of employers in all areas of employment law, including litigation defense and traditional labor matters, in addition to general commercial litigation.
He represents many area businesses, including several non-profit entities, in addition to large national clients. He has successfully defended employers in a wide variety of employment cases, including sexual harassment, age, race and sex discrimination, and whistleblowers claims. He has first and second chair trial experience in discrimination, wage and hour, and contract claims.
In addition, he has successfully handled dozens of discharge arbitrations involving unionized employees, trials before the National Labor Relations Board, and administrative hearings before state agencies including the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA), and the Michigan Employment Relations Commission.
Paul received his law degree, cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School in 1982. He graduated with honors from the University of Michigan in 1978 with a degree in general studies after attending Duke University for two years.
Paul became a shareholder of Brady Hathaway Brady & Bretz, P.C. in 1998. He was previously a shareholder in the firm Barlow & Lange, P.C. Paul is a member of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section, the ABA Committee on Employee Rights and Responsibilities, and the ABA Litigation Section.
He is also a member of the State Bar of Michigan Section on Labor and Employment Law, the Oakland County Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section, and the Metropolitan Bar Association.
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