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Kelsey M. Dame

Associate | Email

  • Grand Rapids

    t. +1.616.752.2519

    f. +1.616.752.2500


Kelsey Dame is a labor and employment and litigation attorney who counsels individuals and employers through challenging situations. She also litigates cases for commercial, employment, and criminal matters. From managing discrimination claims with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) to preparing for court proceedings, Kelsey works on a variety of cases with speed and accuracy. A background in psychology and time spent working for the prosecutor’s office allows Kelsey to bring a unique and empathetic perspective to every case. Recognizing the underlying psychological issues at hand, she guides employers through difficult and complex employment issues ranging from sexual harassment and discrimination claims to ADA, FMLA, and wage and hour matters. It is the in-person interaction that Kelsey enjoys most about her practice in addition to her role as an advocate for people working through trying circumstances. Kelsey is fluent in Spanish and frequently trains supervisors and employees on harassment, diversity and inclusion for a wide variety of industries.



  • Michigan State University College of Law J.D. 2017 magna cum laude
  • Hope College B.A. 2013 magna cum laude


  • 2017, Michigan

Bar Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan


  • Spanish


  • Drafts employment agreements
  • Litigates criminal, employment, and commercial cases
  • Provides advice to employers regarding ADA, FMLA, wage and hour issues, and psychiatric disabilities

Honors & Awards


Speaking Engagements

  • "Labor and Emloyment Panel," Warner 2019 HR Executive Panels, September 13, 2019, Traverse City, Michigan
  • "Show Me the Money: EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting Requirements and Conducting Pay Equity Audits," Warner Webinar, June 12, 2019
  • "Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Issues," Warner Human Resources Seminar, May 7, 2019, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • "FMLA, ADA and Mental Health Issues," Warner Human Resources Seminar, May 3, 2018, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • “Anatomy of a Discharge," Employment Law - Mock Trial 2018, Traverse Area Human Resource Association, April 26, 2018, Traverse City, Michigan 

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