Susan Hartmus Hiser

Susan Hartmus Hiser: Attorney with The Murray Law Group A Professional Corporation


Susan Hiser practices in the areas of labor and employment litigation on behalf of private and public sector employers. Ms. Hiser represents employers in litigation filed in both state and federal courts, as well as in administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, and the Michigan Employment Relations Commission. She has experience in representing employers in multi-plaintiff harassment and disparate treatment cases. In addition to counseling employers on various employment matters, such as FMLA compliance, disciplinary issues and workplace investigations, Ms. Hiser has drafted and reviewed employment contracts, personnel policies, and employee handbooks. She has also conducted in-house training on all areas of employment law, including harassment prevention, legal compliance, and workplace policies. Ms. Hiser is frequently called upon both to assist in and to conduct workplace investigations on behalf of her clients.

Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (Inducted 2012); Chambers USA Labor and Employment (since 2016); The Best Lawyers in America, Labor and Employment Litigation (2012-present); Michigan Super Lawyers (2006, 2009-present); Leading Lawyers for Employment Law; Management (since 2014); DBusiness Top Lawyers (2015-2017); United Cerebral Palsy of Metropolitan Detroit, Richard L. Beer Volunteer Award (2015); United Cerebral Palsy of Metropolitan Detroit, Service Award (2006); Member, American Employment Law Council;

Author: "An Employment Law Primer: How to Conduct Internal Workplace Investigations," ABA Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee Mid-Winter Meeting, 2010. Co-Editor and Monthly Columnist for Michigan Employment Law Letter.

Michigan State Bar Foundation.

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Employment Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Workplace Investigations
  • Family Medical Leave Act
  • Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Preventive Counseling and Training
  • Policy Drafting and Review
  • First Amendment/Media Litigation and Counseling

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
248-686-1773  Phone
(248) 540-8019  Phone
248-540-8059  Fax
University Attended:
The University of Michigan, B.A., with high distinction, 1988
Law School Attended:
The University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1991
Year of First Admission:
1991, Michigan; 1991, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; 1992, 6th Circuit Court of Appeals; 2009, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Oakland County (Member, Employment Law Committee) and American (Member, Employment Law Section) Bar Associations; State Bar of Michigan, Labor and Employment Law Section (Chair 2016-17, Council Officer 2013-2016; Council Member since 2009)
Birth Information:
Detroit, Michigan, October 24, 1966

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Bingham Farms, Michigan

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