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Steven K. Girard


Grand Rapids

200 Ottawa NW
Suite 500
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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J.D., Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
B.A., Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan
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Steven K. Girard


Steven K. Girard represents private sector businesses, healthcare organizations, and municipal entities by negotiating collective bargaining agreements and arbitration disputes. 

Steve presently serves as regular labor and employment counsel to numerous Michigan cities and counties. In this capacity, he has acted as chief spokesperson on hundreds of collective bargaining agreements (including initial and renewal contracts).

Steve has prepared and presented the employer’s case in numerous fact-finding (interest arbitration) and Act 312 (binding police and fire) arbitrations. He has served as the employer delegate to Act 312 arbitration panels, represented employers in litigation involving Act 312 eligibility issues, and litigated unfair labor practice charges and representation matters before the National Labor Relations Board and the Michigan Employment Relations Commission.

In addition, Steve has prepared and arbitrated hundreds of grievance arbitration cases, prepared personnel policy manuals and employee handbooks, investigated and prepared position statements on charges of discrimination, handled unemployment matters involving employer rates and benefit eligibility, provided advice and counsel regarding FLSA and OSHA issues, successfully defended discharges of employees, and generally handled the entire scope of issues facing employers.

American Bar Association
Michigan State Bar Association
Grand Rapids Bar Association, Labor Law Sections
Practice Areas
Labor & EmploymentMunicipal Law