Blake Padget is an Associate practicing in Butzel’s Troy office. He concentrates his practice on Labor and Employment law. Mr. Padget is a part of Butzel’s employment litigation team defending employers in cases involving claims of discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination. He is experienced preparing for trials and hearings, including drafting motions, reviewing depositions and conducting legal research.
Mr. Padget has also helped counsel clients on rapidly developing employee issues such as employee complaints and discipline. He has responded to charges from administrative agencies, including the EEOC, MDCR, and NLRB. Mr. Padget has also managed various aspects of litigation including document management, discovery, motion practice, and settlement.
Mr. Padget is a 2015 graduate of Alma College, and he received his Juris Doctor degree, Summa Cum Laude from the University of Toledo College of Law in 2018. While in law school Mr. Padget made the Dean’s list each semester in addition to his involvement with Law Review, Moot Court, and Toledo’s Trial Advocacy program.
"Process Has Come Due: An Argument for Creation of Due Process Rights for Private University Students," 49 U. Tol. L. Rev. 485
ICLE, Employment Litigation in Michigan, Contributor to Chapter 11: Federal Employees and Federal Contractors and Subcontractors
"Giving a Reason for Termination, Jackson v. Genessee County Road Commission," Labor and Employment Law Notes, Fall 2021, Vol. 31, No. 3 (with Carey Dewitt)
"SCOTUS Addresses Emotional Distress Damages and FAA Jurisdiction," Labor and Employment Lawnotes, Summer 2022, Vol. 32, No. 2, p. 6
University of Toledo College of Law 2018, J.D., Summa Cum Laude
Alma College 2015, B.A.
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
Awards & Recognitions
Awards & Recognitions
Certificate of Concentration in Labor & Employment Law with Distinction, University of Toledo College of Law
Winner of Charles Fornoff Appellate Advocacy Competition
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