John Christopher Clark

John Christopher Clark: Attorney with Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. AV stamp icon
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Biography

Experience

Mr. John Clark concentrates his practice in the areas of labor and employment law, servicing clients in both the public and private sector. Mr. Clark has been a member of the firm since 1995. In addition, Mr. Clark is a certified employment arbitrator through the American Arbitration Association overseeing complicated employment matters litigated by both public and private sector claimants.

Mr. Clark has vast experience in labor and employment law, including contract negotiations, arbitrations, employment discrimination claims, wrongful discharge matters, civil rights complaints, proceedings in state and federal court, as well as matters pending before the Michigan Employment Relations Commission, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights and the National Labor Relations Board.

Mr. Clark represents a variety of public and private sector clients, including several high profile Metro Detroit cities and townships, private sector manufacturing companies, non-profit organizations as well as public and charter schools.

Mr. Clark is a long-standing member of several National, State and local legal organizations. He has authored papers and has been a presenter of a variety of labor and employment topics, as well as addressing the complicated process and procedures surrounding the appointment of Emergency Managers.

Expertise

In addition to handling labor and employment matters, John has represented several State-appointed Emergency Financial Managers, including the first ever appointed Emergency Financial Manager in 2000, as well as the Emergency Financial Manager for the largest public entity under the State’s control, the Detroit Public Schools. As part of his representation of Emergency Financial Managers, John is an expert in both the interpretation and application of the Local Government Fiscal Responsibility Act, the statute that provides the mechanism for State intervention.

Honors

•“AV” Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking by peers for general ethical standards and legal ability

Outside Interests

John is a long-standing member of several National, State and local legal organizations. Johns has authored papers and has been a presenter of a variety of labor and employment topics, as well as addressing the complicated process and procedures surrounding the appointment of Emergency Financial Managers.

Certified Employment Arbitrator (American Arbitration Association).

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Governmental Law
  • Employment and Labor Law - serving both public and private sectors
  • Litigation
  • Municipal
  • Education Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(248) 457-7023  Phone
gmhlaw.com
University Attended:
Michigan State University, B.A., 1990
Law School Attended:
University of Detroit, J.D., 1994
Year of First Admission:
1994
Admission:
1994, Michigan
Memberships:

Memberships

•American Bar Association
•State Bar of Michigan
•Oakland County Bar Association
•American Arbitration Association: Certified Employment Arbitrator
•Department of Treasury Government Turnaround Association Founding Member and Presenter

Birth Information:
Birmingham, Michigan, July 22, 1968
Certifications:
( Certified Employment Arbitrator American Arbitration Association )
ISLN:
900442177

Peer Reviews

4.8/5.0 (13 reviews)
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A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.8/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.8/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.8/5.0
  • Communication

    4.8/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.8/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Government Counsel on 08/31/15 in Government Affairs

    Mr. Clark has served as labor counsel for the City of Flint. He does an excellent job.

    Mr. Clark has served as labor counsel for the City of Flint. He does an excellent job. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 08/25/15 in Municipal Labor Law

    I have worked closely with John Clark on a mutual client and he has been a fine addition to our team.

    I have worked closely with John Clark on a mutual client and he has been a fine addition to our team. Read less

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