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Meet James Reid - Partner at Honigman of Ann Arbor.

Jeff Roth | Published on 7/19/2023

Honigman is an Am Law 200 firm and Michigan’s largest law firm. With over 350 attorneys practicing in over 60 different areas of law, Honigman has offices in Ann Arbor, Bloomfield Hills, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Chicago, Washington D.C. and Israel.

Honigman's Labor and Employment department is recognized for its breadth of capability, level of responsiveness, and ability to appreciate and meet client objectives. We provide comprehensive counseling, strategic planning, and litigation services to a wide variety of industries.

Our attorneys function as full-service human resources counselors, assisting clients with federal, state, and labor law local compliance issues. We also provide workplace training on employment law, audit existing employment practices, and help clients to establish operations and good practices across the country during expansions. We regularly counsel clients on traditional labor issues as well, including union avoidance and collective bargaining agreements.

Meet James Reid

Partner at Honigman of Ann Arbor. 

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.

James believes in investing in his local community, is a well known name here in West Washtenaw, and you’ll find that he is the man you want to have in your corner.

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

To learn more:

Contact Information:  315 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 100, Ann Arbor, MI 48108-3330 / Office: 734.773.4866 / Mobile: 734.649.1313 /