Labor and employment law attorney Louis Theros joins Butzel Long law firm

Friday, August 28, 2009
Labor and employment law attorney Louis Theros joins Butzel Long law firm



DETROIT, Mich. – Louis Theros, a labor and employment law attorney, has joined Butzel Long. Based in the firm's Detroit office, Mr. Theros concentrates his legal practice in the areas of employment litigation, labor, advising and counseling clients on statutory employment compliance and gaming law.

Mr. Theros has more than 20 years experience, including first chair trial and appellate responsibilities, in employment discrimination and harassment matters and large class action law suits, throughout Michigan and the Midwest. He also has extensive experience in handling arbitrations arising from collective bargaining disputes and unfair labor practice complaints, and in alternate dispute resolution. He has served as counsel on various traditional labor issues, including organizational campaigns and collective bargaining agreement negotiations and implementation.

Mr. Theros serves as counsel to several mid-sized entrepreneurial and institutional clients on day-to-day human resource and employment-related issues. He has handled various employment dispute resolution matters, including the resolution of claims filed with state or federal Departments of Labor and Civil Rights.

He has published a number of scholarly articles on various aspects of labor and employment law. He was co-author of Risk Management Magazine's June 1998 article titled, "The Arbitration Alternative," and was also author and co-author of several articles on Illinois employment law and the ADA.

Mr. Theros is a frequent lecturer on a wide range of employment and labor issues. He discussed the topics of FMLA and ADA at the Education in Management Seminars, and was also a speaker at the ORGPRO Conference for the Michigan Society of Association Executives where he spoke on employment issues facing association executives.

Mr. Theros is listed in the Best Lawyers in America and is named in Michigan Super Lawyers, both since 2007. He has received an "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Theros actively participates in a variety of organizations. He currently serves on the Grosse Pointe Farms City Council (2001-present), where he was Mayor Pro Tem from 2005-2007. He also is vice president of the Michigan Ice Hawks Youth Hockey Club, and the treasurer of the Senior Citizen Housing Development Committee for the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA). Mr. Theros formerly served on the Board of Governors for the University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit.

Mr. Theros is a former president of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association (2005-2006), and currently serves as a Trustee of the Association's charitable arm, the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Foundation (2006-present).

Mr. Theros is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law (J.D., 1989), and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan (B.A., 1985).

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of America's leading law firms, with 240 attorneys and offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan, New York City, Washington, D.C., Boca Raton and Palm Beach, Florida, as well as Alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey. The firm is also a member of the Washington, D.C. law firm Butzel Long Tighe Patton. Butzel Long represents clients from diverse industries on a regional, national and multi-national level and is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Visit the Butzel Long website at

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