Clark Hill Attorney Thomas M.J. Hathaway to Present During WWJ’s “Laptop Lunch: Social Networking Series”
Nationally known as a premier lawyer displaying “superb skills and an excellent trial demeanor” (“Chambers USA: Leading Lawyers for Business”) Thomas M.J. Hathaway is Member in Clark Hill's Labor & Employment Practice Group where he specializes in representing public and private sector management and executives in labor, employment and business litigation, including employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, social media and e-discovery, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, trade secret and non-compete matters, as well as counseling and advising on business and personnel matters. He is a frequent speaker on labor and employment, as well as social media and e-discovery, issues. Prior to joining Clark Hill, Mr. Hathaway was a founding partner and President of Brady Hathaway Brady & Bretz, P.C.
Mr. Hathaway has successfully represented employers, school districts, municipalities and businesses before the U.S. and Michigan Supreme Court, various state and federal trial and appellate courts around the U.S., including Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Oklahoma, Georgia, New Mexico and Colorado, as well as federal and state administrative agencies, including the EEOC, the NLRB, the MERC, the MESC and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.
In addition to his litigation and client counseling experience, Mr. Hathaway has been recognized as a problem solver by being selected as the sole Arbitrator of employment and business litigation, as well as a Defense Arbitrator and Mediator in Panel Arbitration/Mediation and as a Facilitator for Alternate Dispute Resolution facilitation. In addition to his legal practice areas, Thomas is involved in professional activities and has served as President of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, Treasurer of the Detroit Bar Foundation, Program Chair of the American Bar Association EEO Committee and Chair of the Michigan State Bar Character and Fitness Committee, Wayne District, 2004-2008. He currently serves on the State Bar Standing Committee on Character and Fitness, as an Associate Member.
Mr. Hathaway is a 1969 Bachelor of Arts graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and a 1972 graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law. After receiving his law degree, he practiced at and became a partner with the Detroit firm of Riley and Roumell, P.C. before co-founding Brady Hathaway, P.C. in 1989. He is married to Dr. Patricia Cooney Hathaway and is the father of two children.