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William M. Saxton

William M. Saxton is Counsel, a Director Emeritus and former Chairman and CEO of Butzel Long practicing in the firm’s Detroit office.  With more than sixty years experience as a litigator, negotiator and counselor, he enjoys national preeminence as an expert in the labor and employment law field.  He is a graduate of The University of Michigan (B.A., 1949; J.D., 1952). 

Mr. Saxton has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Fellow Emeritus of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a Life Fellow of the Michigan Bar Foundation and a member of the American Law Institute.  In September, 2003, the State Bar of Michigan presented him the Champion of Justice Award for integrity and adherence to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession and professional accomplishments.  In 1998 he received the Distinguished Service Award from the State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Law Section in recognition of his “long established commitment to excellence, highest ethical principles and major contributions to the practice of labor and employment law.”