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Carol G. Schley

Senior Counsel

Carol Schley counsels and represents clients in a wide variety of employment-related matters, provides guidance to insurers and insureds regarding insurance coverage, and assists companies and individuals, primarily in the healthcare field, with business and licensing issues.

In her employment practice, Carol assists employers with navigating day-to-day issues in the workplace and provides guidance on handling tricky employee issues. She ensures clients have appropriate documentation and procedures in place by preparing necessary agreements and workplace policies, and by providing workplace training, including on harassment issues. Carol also regularly handles and litigates employment-related disputes, such as those involving breach of contract, wrongful discharge, non-competition/confidentiality, discrimination and harassment.

In her insurance coverage practice, Carol provides advice and guidance to both insurers and insureds on a broad range of complex insurance coverage questions, including issues arising under general liability, professional liability, environmental, and property insurance policies. She also regularly represents insurance companies in insurance coverage-related litigation in both state and federal courts.

Carol also represents and counsels physicians, medical practices and other healthcare providers on a variety of matters, including issues involving employment, contracts and licensing. She also counsels and represents health care entities in obtaining Certificates of Need and handles licensing and Certificate of Need matters at both the administrative and state court levels.


J.D., University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1994
B.A., Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 1989


Detroit Society of Human Resource Management, member of the Legal Affairs Committee

Society for Human Resource Management

Defense Research Institute

American Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan, member of Insurance & Indemnity and Labor & Employment Law Sections

Oakland County Bar Association

Macomb County Bar Association

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
  • Infection Prevention Technologies, LLC v. UVAS, Inc., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 105666 (E.D. Mich. 2011)
  • Webb Operating Co. v. Zurich American Insurance Co., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 73675 (E.D. Mich. 2011)
  • Dutton-Lainson Co. v. Continental Insurance Co. and Northern Insurance Company of New York, 778 N.W.2d 433 (Neb. 2010)
  • Shpargel v. Stage & Co., 914 F.Supp. 1468 (E.D. Mich. 1996)