Sheryl A. Laughren

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Ms. Laughren focuses her practice in the area of complex labor and employment litigation for a diverse array of manufacturing and service industries. She has tried bench and jury cases in federal and state courts, defending wrongful discipline and/or discharge allegations, claims of discrimination and retaliation (race, disability, sex, age, religion, harassment, etc.), whistleblower claims, breach of contract, unfair labor practice charges, manufacturers’ representative commissions claims, and enforcement of non-compete agreements, in addition to other civil and commercial litigation matters. She has argued appeals before the Michigan Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Ms. Laughren represents clients in collective bargaining negotiations as chief spokesperson for the employer, contract administration (grievance and arbitration), conducts union-free education and leads employer campaigns.

Ms. Laughren also acts as a facilitator and mediator in employment disputes and has represented employers before the National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and various other state labor boards and agencies. As general counsel for various clients, Ms. Laughren provides advice and legal services with respect to a variety of commercial, business and corporate governance issues in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sector.

Ms. Laughren is a frequent lecturer on issues related to the FMLA, ADA, ADEA, Title VII, and Sexual/Religious/Age/Disability Harassment and Litigation Avoidance. She has served as panelist and presenter on various subjects including management techniques, covenants not to compete, and avoiding litigation in the termination of employees. She offers employment counseling on a wide range of issues including employee discipline and discharge, employee severance and termination agreements, reductions in work force, and WARNA compliance. Ms. Laughren has been designated Michigan Super Lawyer, Employment & Labor, Employment Litigation: Defense (2006 – 2018).

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial and Business Litigation
  • Immigration Law
  • Labor and Employment
  • Municipal Law
  • Nonprofit Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
248-220-3972  Phone
(248) 645-9680  Phone
(313) 496-1300  Fax
Year of First Admission:
1982, Michigan; 1982, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan; 1982, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
State Bar of Michigan (Member, Sections on: Labor and Employment Law; Litigation); American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Labor and Employment Law; Litigation; Member, Committee on Development of the Law Under the National Labor Relations Act, 1984—).
Birth Information:
August 25, 1956
Reported Cases:
Little v. Belle Tire, 2013 US Dist LEXIS 171455 (E.D. Mich. 2013); Goldfaden v. Wyeth Labs, Inc., 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 9827; 2012 WL 1676664 (6th Cir. 2012); Riley v. Ennis, 2012 Mich App LEXIS 2381 (Mich. App. 2012); Curry v. SBC Communications, Inc., 2009 US Dist LEXIS 22478 (E.D. Mich. 2009); Henry v. Quicken Loans Inc., 2009 US Dist LEXIS 09133 (E.D. Mich. 2009); Leader v. Venture Indus. Corp., 1999 US Dist LEXIS 15947 (E.D. Mich. 1999); NLRB v. Vemco, Inc., 989 F.2d 1468 (6th Cir. 1993); Hebert v. Aetna Industries, Inc., 182 Mich. App. 139 (1989); Eide v. Kelsey-Hayes Co., 431 Mich. 26 (1988); Saldana v. Kelsey-Hayes Co., 178 Mich. App. 230 (1988).
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

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Birmingham, Michigan

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