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Steven J. Fishman

Member,Troy

T 248-743-6070F 248-743-6002248-743-6070

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Practices & Industries
Education
  • Northwestern University Law School, J.D.
  • University of Wisconsin, B.S.
Admissions
  • Michigan
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Ct. of Appeals, 10th Cir.
  • U.S. District Ct., N.D. Ind.
  • U.S. Ct. of Appeals, 6th Cir.
  • U.S. District Ct., E.D. Mich.
  • U.S. District Ct., W.D. Mich.
  • U.S. Supreme Ct.
Professional Affiliations
  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Detroit Bar Association (DBA)
  • Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA)
Overview

Mr. Fishman is the former chair of the Workplace Law Practice Group. He concentrates his practice in labor law, employment litigation, construction labor law, and employee relations.

Mr. Fishman has more than forty years of experience in all facets of labor and employment law, representing management exclusively. He served as a trial attorney with the Pittsburgh Region of the NLRB, was associated with a large Chicago law firm’s labor and employment practice group, was in-house labor counsel to a Detroit-based Fortune 500 manufacturing business, and headed up his own labor and employment boutique law firm, The Fishman Group, with clients throughout the country.

Mr. Fishman is a frequent speaker to management groups, such as the Society for Human Resource Management, various health care trade groups, construction trade associations, and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, on finding creative, business-oriented solutions to workplace legal problems. The Michigan Chamber of Commerce rates Mr. Fishman “one of the most knowledgeable employment attorneys… a top source for employment law information and… one of the most popular speakers.” Mr. Fishman also serves the Michigan Chamber of Commerce as its Special Labor and Employment Counsel and on the Board of Directors. He writes a regular column for its business magazine, Michigan Forward, on emerging workplace law issues. His forte is improving the workplace through innovative problem solving.

Mr. Fishman is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2016 under Labor & Employment and The Best Lawyers in America 2016 under Labor Law-Management, and Litigation-Labor & Employment. He is also listed as a 2015 "Top Lawyer" by DBusiness magazine. He is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Honors, Awards, and Recognition
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2008-2017, Labor Law- Management
  • Chambers USA 2016, Labor & Employment
  • DBusiness Magazine "Top Lawyers" 2010-2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence; Endorsed for High Ethical Standing
Professional Activities
  • American Bar Association
    • Section of Labor and Employment Law
      • Committee on Development of the Law Under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Member
  • Federal Bar Association — E.D. Mich. Chapter, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), Member
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Member
  • Michigan Chamber of Commerce
    • Special Labor and Employment Counsel
  • Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA), Member
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Labor Law Section

 

Practices & Industries Education
  • Northwestern University Law School, J.D.
  • University of Wisconsin, B.S.
Admissions
  • Michigan
Professional Affiliations
  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Detroit Bar Association (DBA)
  • Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA)