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Clark Hill Attorney Thomas M. J. Hathaway to Run for Third Circuit Court Judge Position in Wayne County

May 5, 2016

DETROIT, MI – Thomas Hathaway, currently Of Counsel at Clark Hill PLC in Detroit, is a candidate for one of the four open, non-incumbent Third Circuit Court judge positions in Wayne County.

Hathaway, one of 22 candidates, is seeking a six-year term with the Wayne County Circuit Court as part of the August 2 primary elections. Hathaway, an attorney since the 1970s, is a labor & employment lawyer, with experience in personal injury, admiralty law, business law and litigation. He has successfully represented employers, school districts, municipalities, individuals, and businesses before the U.S. and Michigan Supreme Courts, various state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the U.S., as well as federal and state administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Michigan Employment Relations Commission, Michigan Employment Security Commission (now called the Unemployment Insurance Agency), and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.

In addition to his litigation and client counseling experience, Hathaway has served as a Chair of the Michigan State Bar Character and Fitness Committee, Wayne District, 2004-2008, and currently serves on the State Bar Standing Committee on Character and Fitness as an Advisory Member since 2008.  His extensive experience coupled with his role as the sole Arbitrator, Defense Arbitrator and Mediator in Panel Arbitration/Mediation and as a facilitator for Alternate Dispute Resolution, demonstrates the characteristics and temperament expected of a member of the judiciary.

Hathaway has been recognized by leading peer review organizations, including an “AV” rating, the highest rating available by Martindale-Hubbell Law Firm Directory, and recognition as a premier lawyer displaying “superb skills and an excellent trial demeanor” by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, along with continuous recognition in Best Lawyers in America and The Michigan Super Lawyers by The Detroit News and the New York Times.

Hathaway is also engaged in professional activities, and is a past president of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, past Treasurer of the Detroit Bar Foundation, former Program Chair of the ABA’s Labor and Employment Law Section EEO Subcommittee, is a former Special Assistant Attorney General, and is Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation.

The Honorable Amy Hathaway is hosting a campaign fundraiser for Hathaway on Thursday, May 12, 2016, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Mario’s restaurant, 4222 Second Avenue, Detroit. To RSVP and for more information, contact Jeremy Brand at (248) 255-5900 (C).

For more information, please contact the Committee To Elect Thomas Hathaway, Robert J. Hathaway, Treasurer at (313) 418-3426 (C).

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Clark Hill PLC is an entrepreneurial, full service law firm that provides business legal services, government & public affairs, and personal legal services to our clients throughout the country. With offices in Arizona, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia, Clark Hill has more than 350 attorneys and professionals. For more information on our firm and our services, visit 

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