Paul W. Coughenour
Paul W. Coughenour represents many businesses and nonprofit entities in all facets of employment law, including litigation defense, traditional labor matters, and general commercial litigation.
Paul represents many area businesses, including several non-profit entities, in addition to large national clients. He has successfully defended employers in a wide variety of employment cases, including sexual harassment, age, race and sex discrimination, and whistleblowers claims. He has first and second chair trial experience in discrimination, wage and hour, and contract claims. In addition, he has successfully handled dozens of discharge arbitrations involving unionized employees, trials before the National Labor Relations Board, and administrative hearings before state agencies including the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA), and the Michigan Employment Relations Commission.
Paul has lectured on sexual harassment, discrimination, non-compete and trade secret issues, and other various employment law issues before The Institute of Continuing Legal Education, the Michigan Public Employer Labor Relations Association, the Oakland County Bar Association, the Troy and Royal Oak Chambers of Commerce, and various employer associations.
Paul’s publications include chapter contributions to Wrongful Discharge Cases in Michigan and the Michigan Public Employer Labor Relations Manual. He has also authored articles and outlines regarding union organizing, damages in wrongful discharge cases, contract and grievance administration, and employment litigation defense strategies.
Named among The Best Lawyers in America® for Employment Law-Management; Labor Law-Management; Litigation-Labor and Employment (2019, 2021-2022)
Martindale-Hubbell Law Firm Directory – “AV” Rating
Named in The National Registry of Who’s Who
Named a Leading Lawyer in Michigan by Leading Lawyers℠ (2022)
ABA Labor and Employment Law Section
ABA Committee on Employee Rights and Responsibilities
ABA Litigation Section
State Bar of Michigan Section on Labor and Employment Law
Oakland County Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section
Metropolitan Bar Association