Dinsmore is a national law firm where accomplishment is the center of everything we do. Striving for the highest levels of professionalism, skill, and accountability, we challenge ourselves to be better attorneys and higher achievers for our clients. Today’s full-service practice continues to live up to the standards established by our founding partners over a century ago: efficient, cost-effective, and comprehensive solutions for clients.
Our firm’s commitment to quality service extends from our highly skilled attorneys to our experienced professional staff. By building relationships based on trust, communication, and responsiveness, we tailor our service to ensure our clients’ current needs are met while also anticipating their future needs…enabling them to accomplish more.
Meet James M. Reid
Whether it’s representing clients or playing a game of chess with family, James goes all in strategizing and preparing for possible challenges facing his clients today and months, even years, in the future.
He counsels business owners, serial entrepreneurs, C-suite executives, in-house counsel, and human resources directors to make strategic business decisions, from hiring to firing, while complying with the ever changing and overlapping laws, including the ADEA, FLSA, FMLA, NLRA, and Title VII. He brings a business and proactive approach to legal matters to help employers make strategic business decisions to minimize the potential for litigation and business disruption.
Clients appreciate James’ hands on approach and his ability to learn businesses and tailor his counsel to meet each client’s specific needs. Because he puts his name and reputation on every product and decision, he delivers advice to his clients in a no-nonsense fashion, which enables them to make the best decisions with clear and concise guidance.
When litigation becomes necessary, he enforces restrictive covenants and defends employers against charges filed with the EEOC, state, and federal agencies. James regularly conducts audits and investigations into employers’ wage and hour practices and claims of discrimination and harassment. He provides training and prepares employment documents, including employee handbooks, employment agreements, and separation agreements, to cover all aspects during the life cycle of an employee.
Giving 100 percent to everything he does, James is a renowned keynote and national speaker at conferences and events, including the American Payroll Association, SHRM, TedxAlpena, and HR Day.
• Employment Discrimination Litigation
• Wrongful Discharge
DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP
300 N. Fifth Avenue - Suite 120
Ann Arbor, MI 48104