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Anne-Marie V. Welch

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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.


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, Michigan, 2003


Named among Best Lawyers in America – Employment Law-Management by Best Lawyers (2021)

Chambers USA – Labor & Employment (Michigan) (2021), 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

State Bar Licenses


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Michigan
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Michigan