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Dennis M. Devaney has more than 40 years of experience representing clients in labor and employment disputes, in litigation, and on legislative, regulatory, and international trade matters.

Dennis has served as counsel in arbitration hearings for cases across the United States. Dennis focuses his practice on traditional labor law, where he has represented a multitude of clients in matters such as, collective bargaining agreement negotiation, unfair labor practice representation, discrimination, administrative law and more. He has represented clients in matters under the National Labor Relations Act and counsels employers on FMLA, FLSA, ADA, ELCRA and other state and federal laws. Dennis also assists employers in developing company employee policies.

Dennis is a former board member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and commissioner of the United States International Trade Commission. He formerly served as a presidential appointee under four presidents.


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC, 1975
M.A., University of Maryland-College Park, College Park, Maryland, 1970
B.A., University of Maryland-College Park, College Park, Maryland, 1968


Named among The Best Lawyers in America® for Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management (2006-2023)

Named a Leading Lawyer in Michigan by Leading Lawyers℠ (2022)


Michigan State Bar Association

District of Columbia Bar Association

Maryland State Bar Association

Florida Bar Association

Oakland County Bar Association

American Bar Association

College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Fellow

Michigan Bar Foundation, Fellow

American Employment Law Council

State Bar Licenses

Michigan, Maryland, District of Columbia, Florida

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
U.S. District Ct., District of Columbia
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Michigan
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of Illinois
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of Indiana
U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit