Janis Adams and Lindsay Raymond sitting side by side in conversation

Employer Defense
and Litigation

Whether defending interests after being served with a lawsuit or demand letter threatening litigation, notice of a labor arbitration, an EEOC charge, complaints by the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, Michigan Wage and Hour, the Department of Labor, the Michigan Employment Relations Commission, or other types of administrative complaints, DAR has the specialized experience to guide clients through the litigation, administrative, and arbitration processes. Attorneys Janis Adams and Lindsay Raymond have extensive litigation experience in Michigan state and federal courts, and have spent many hours representing our clients as trusted and respected advocates in the courtroom, at administrative hearings, and in arbitrations.

Time spent involved in litigation can be a time of heightened stress for employers and a diversion away from the time spent on the operation of our clients’ businesses. We’re here to take away the stress, to lessen the diversion of time away from running a business, and to provide each client with peace of mind. We do that by getting down to business and efficiently and effectively representing our clients’ interests. With our specialized focus, we provide counsel in the following areas:


• Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
• Family and Medical Leave Act
• Fair Labor Standards Act
• Workforce Opportunity Wage Act
• Whistleblowers’ Protection Act
• Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act
• Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act
• Americans with Disabilities Act
• Age Discrimination in Employment Act
• Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
• Michigan Department of Civil Rights
• Authentic Credentials In Education Act
• Uniformed Services Employment and
Reemployment Rights Act
• Wrongful Discharge
• Michigan Employment Security Act
• Public Employment Relations Act
• National Labor Relations Act
• Defamation
• Conspiracy
• Conversion
• Tortious Interference with Contractual
Relations and Business Expectancies
• Breach of Contract
• Fraud
• Non-Competition Covenants
• Non-Solicitation Covenants
• Disclosure of Confidential Information
• Uniform Trade Secrets Act
• Spoliation of Evidence


With the advancement of technology, electronic discovery is more important than ever in employment-related litigation. We have extensive experience with efficiently managing the collection, review, and production processes of electronic discovery.

DAR clients get the benefit of “big firm” expertise with the value and accessibility of a local business. We handle our clients’ matters personally, are accessible, and are passionate about what we do.

“Janis assisted us with two significant cases that resulted in favorable court rulings, which saved us several thousands of dollars. I would not want to sit on the opposite side of the table from Janis. She is committed and self-driven, which helped provide us with favorable results.”