Gregory Meihn is a partner in Foley & Mansfield’s Detroit office, where he focuses his transactional and litigation practice in the core areas of Employment and School Law. He also has an active Construction Law practice.
Greg represents and consults with insurance companies, cities, townships, municipalities, schools, and employers on employment and labor issues including but not limited to discipline, harassment, terminations, unions, discrimination, unemployment, employment hiring practices, non-competition agreement, and issues involving Michigan Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act, Title VII, ADEA, ADA, and related statutes. Greg represents his clients before all Michigan Federal and State Courts, American Arbitration Association, FINRA, Michigan Employment Security Commission, National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, and Michigan Employment Relations Commission. He represents his clients on appeals to the Michigan Court of Appeals, Michigan Supreme Court, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Indeed, recently Greg successfully defeated a writ of certiorari before the U.S. Supreme Court on a religious discrimination claim.
Bar Admissions: Michigan; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan; The Federal Trial Bar for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio; U.S. Supreme Court; Pro hac, State and Federal Courts in Arizona
Practice Groups: Banking & Finance, Business & Corporate Law, Cannabis, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law & Litigation, Employment Law & Litigation, Environmental / Pollution, Insurance Coverage, Product Liability, Professional Liability Defense
Education: Michigan State University, 2014, MS, Environmental and Policy Issues; University of Toledo Law School, 1985, JD, cum laude; Eastern Michigan University, 1982, BB, Business, with honors; Cornell University, 1981, Pre-Law; Law Clerk to Honorable Nicolas Walinski, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of OH, Northern Division
Memberships: American Association of Trial Lawyers; American Bar Association; American Inns of Court-Flint Chapter; Board of Directors, Ferndale Chamber of Commerce; Board of Directors, Ferndale Downtown Development; Genesee County Bar Association; Master Attorney, Centennial Inns of Court; Michigan Defense Trial Association; Michigan Nature Association; Michigan Professional Ethics Committee; Professional Ethics Committee – DRI; Society of Human Resource Management; State Bar of Michigan-Environmental Law Section; State Bar of Michigan-Labor-Employment Law Section; U.S. Navy Museum, Pensacola, Florida; Westland Rotary Club
In addition to his successful employment and labor practice, Greg represents insurance companies, residential and commercial construction companies, rock crushing operators, and construction supply companies with regard to public jobs, bonded jobs, federal and state compliance issues, mold defense, construction defect, defective products, third party claims, Michigan Builders Trust Fund Act claims, and related matters.
Greg’s trial experience is significant as he has litigated through trial and/or Arbitration in excess of 66 matters (bench and jury) relating to employment and labor and construction defect claims.
Greg is well respected in Michigan by judges and fellow lawyers and was recently accorded the status of “Master Litigator” by the American Inns of Court. Greg has frequently been asked to author articles for Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Corp Magazine, and other publications and has appeared on ABC World News, ABC 12 News, WWJ regarding recent topical issues involving employment and labor issues.
Additionally, Greg was recognized by Lawyers Weekly as its 2009 21st Century Innovator of the Year for the Employment Connection Program he co-created. This program allows employers and businesses direct and immediate access to lawyers who promptly answer employment and business questions. The program allows employers to make good decisions quickly and, thereby, reduce the potential for litigation. The Employment Connection Program is now operative in 38 states.
Additionally, because of Greg’s reputation in the legal community, he was appointed to the State Bar of Michigan Professional Ethics Committee.