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Anne-Marie V. Welch



151 S. Old Woodward
Suite 200
Birmingham, MI 48009
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J.D., magna cum laude, Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan, 2006, Jurisprudence Achievement Award for Employment Discrimination Law and Research, Writing, and Analysis; Associate Editor of the Michigan State Law Review
B.A., with Honors, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2003
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U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Michigan
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Michigan
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Anne-Marie V. Welch


Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch defends employers in lawsuits and administrative proceedings against wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and related statutory and tort claims. 

To prevent lawsuits and promote positive workplaces, Anne-Marie routinely counsels management regarding labor and employment best practices, including recruiting; employment and independent contractor agreements; wage and hour matters; recordkeeping; handbooks; union negotiations; leave administration; employee counseling, discipline, terminations and grievances; and, reductions in force. Anne-Marie also serves as a corporate trainer and investigator for many private and public sector employers. Anne-Marie is an ATIXA certified Title IX investigator and hearing officer.

Anne-Marie has gained significant expertise in servicing the healthcare, education, nonprofit, manufacturing, and construction industries.

She also has significant experience in assisting Michigan public school employees in appeals of determinations made by the Office of Retirement Services and decisions made by the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System Board of Review.

Named among Best Lawyers in America - Employment Law-Management by Best Lawyers (2021)
Chambers USA Up-and-Coming Individual (2020)
Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
Super Lawyers - Labor & Employment Defense (2009-Present)
DBusiness Top Lawyer, Labor & Employment (2014, 2016)
DBusiness and Hour Magazine, Top Women Attorneys in Michigan (2014-Present)
Michigan Lawyers Weekly Up & Coming Lawyer 2013
AV® Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
Fellow to the ABA - Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”) Section (2008-2010)
American Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan
Federal Bar Association
American Employment Law Council
Board Member, American Society of Employers
Council Member, State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Law Section
ABA Equal Employment Opportunity Law Section
Clark Hill Attorney Anne-Marie Welch Published in Chicago Daily Law BulletinClark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaClark Hill Attorneys Named to 2020 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars List Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2020 “Leaders in their Field” by Chambers USAAnne-Marie Welch Featured in Society for Human Resources Management ArticlesClark Hill Attorneys Named 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising StarsClark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaRobert Vercruysse and Anne-Marie Welch's Recent Jury Trial Win Profiled in Law360 Clark Hill Attorneys to Present Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act Workshop Hosted by Firm’s Labor & Employment GroupClark Hill Attorney Anne-Marie V. Welch to Present at the American Society of Employers AA/EEO & Diversity Conference, December 12, 2018Sixty-Six Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars143 Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaSixty-Six Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising StarsClark Hill Announces Attorneys Elected to Membership, Promotions to Senior AttorneyClark Hill Attorney Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch to Present at ABA Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference on November 12, 2016Clark Hill Attorneys Paul Magy, James Waggoner, Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch, and Mallory Kallabat to Present a Legal Update at BOMA Brown Bag Series Seminar September 13, 2016Sixty Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising StarsClark Hill Attorney Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch to Present at the ASE Mid-Michigan Employment Law Workshop on May 18, 2016 in Saginaw, Michigan