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John R. McGlinchey / Shareholder

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Municipal Law

John R. McGlinchey is an Abbott Nicholson shareholder with a deep background in representing public and private employers in matters of employment and municipal law. His public sector clients have included Michigan cities, townships and counties.

Mr. McGlinchey develops and reviews personnel policies and employer handbooks, working closely with human relations personnel, and sometimes is called upon to defend those policies and employer actions in state and federal courts and before the Michigan Employment Relations Commission, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, the Michigan Unemployment Agency, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board.

He has handled many grievances and arbitrations brought by unions under the terms of labor contracts. He also negotiates labor contracts and litigates contracts in Act 312 Arbitration.

Mr. McGlinchey joined Abbott Nicholson in 2010 and was named a partner in 2011.

He was admitted to the Michigan Bar in 1986 and is a member of the federal bar for the U.S. District Court-Eastern District of Michigan, the U.S. District Court-Western District of Michigan, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. McGlinchey earned his law degree from the Detroit College of Law (now Michigan State University College of Law) and his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.

He lives in Howell, Mich.


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