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David R. Fernstrum specializes in labor and employment law, and has been representing and counseling management of private sector and public sector employers since 1975. He is active in the Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association, and is past chair of its Committee on State and Local Government Bargaining and Employment Law. David is also a member of the Labor and Employment Section of the State Bar of Michigan and past Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Grand Rapids Bar Association. 

He received his bachelor's degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and his law degree from Wayne State University, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board, the National Moot Court Team and the Order of the Barristers.

David has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America and Michigan Super Lawyers, elected as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.

Areas of Practice

Employment Law -- Employer
Labor Law -- Employer
State, Local & Municipal Law

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 1975
U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1975
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1979
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1983

Education

Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, 1975
Honors: Member: Moot Court Board, National Moot Court Team, Order of the Barristers

Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, 1972
Bachelor of Arts

Honors and Awards

Listed in Best Lawyers in America
Listed in Michigan Super Lawyers (2006-2013)
AV rated by Martindale Hubbell
Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

 

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, 1976 - Present

American Bar Association, Committee on State and Local Government Bargaining and Employment Law, 1979 - Present
Chair, 2002-2005

State Bar of Michigan, Labor and Employment Section, 1978 - Present
Member

Grand Rapids Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, 1997 - Present
Past Chair (1999)

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