Steven K. "Steve" Girard
- Senior Counsel
Experienced collective bargaining lawyers are as important in Michigan as they ever were – perhaps even more so. Clients have been hiring me to meet and bargain with Michigan unions since 1986 – yet it’s rare that people understand the art and balance of it, how to do it effectively. Warner and I have committed to continuing and growing this vital tradition of excellence throughout the firm, including with our talented up-and-coming attorneys. Clients will always be able to rely upon us at the highest levels in this important space.
Steven Girard focuses his practice on complex labor and employment matters and disputes, as well as governance – for private sector businesses, health care entities and municipal entities throughout Michigan. He is skilled in collective bargaining, Act 312 eligibility issues, unfair labor practice charges, discrimination, FLSA, OSHA and other employment matters. Steve has negotiated and served as chief spokesperson on hundreds of collective bargaining agreements, comprising both initial and renewal contracts.