Blaine Veldhuis is a Senior Attorney based in Butzel’s Troy office. Mr. Veldhuis focuses his practice on defending wage and hour claims, discrimination claims, sexual harassment claims, whistleblower claims, commercial litigation, and general employment litigation. Blaine regularly counsels employers in employee relations and discipline and discharge matters, and also assists employers in drafting employment policies and in complying with the federal and state employment laws. Mr. Veldhuis also focuses on the defense of complex ERISA litigation and single plaintiff ERISA cases.
He has significant experience representing defendants and respondents in administrative and governmental investigations, including Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Department of Labor audits, and investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, and the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
Mr. Veldhuis graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor degree. He is also a graduate of Central Connecticut State University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology. While attending law school, he was a title editor for the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review and participated in the University of Detroit Mercy Veterans Law Clinic.
Central Connecticut State University, magna cum laude – 2011
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, cum laude – 2014
- United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
Awards & Recognitions
Awards & Recognitions
The Best Lawyers in America©, "Ones to Watch: Litigation - Labor and Employment" and "Ones to Watch: Labor and Employment Law - Management" (2021, 2022, 2023)
News & Events
- Firm News, 11.16.2022
Alerts & Publications
- Client Alert, 2.14.2023
- Client Alert, 1.12.2023
ERISA Litigation (Bloomberg BNA 6th ed. 2018 & 2019 Supp.) [Contributing Author]