Northon concentrates on defending entrepreneurs and their companies in high-stakes employment matters, including terminations in the c-suite, trade secret injunctions, and non-compete cases. Mr. Northon helps his clients win the race to the courthouse and navigate business disputes to improve the bottom line.
Northon has more than a dozen civil trial wins, conducted numerous internal investigations for employers, and obtained excellent results in management-side labor relations, including defending pension and health care plans and protecting companies from harassment and discrimination claims.
Northon has represented victims of fraud, embezzlement, and sophisticated financial schemes, including trusts, the elderly, individuals, or charities and tax-exempt entities and has strong collective-bargaining experience for industrial, municipal, healthcare, and energy-sector employers.
As an alumnus of three 130-year old law firms, Northon has not only secured zero verdicts and dismissals for defendant employers, but also obtained multiple seven-figure trial wins for fraud victims or creditors. Northon has defended the largest global brewer against picketing threats at Superbowl XL and helped protect the world’s largest retailer against “corporate campaigns” and a union-influenced employee hunger strike. He also brings strategic planning insight to his clients after serving as in-house counsel and senior staff member of a law school.
“Employers in West Michigan are known for working hard and playing by the rules,” stated Northon. By joining Rhoades McKee, “I get to help ensure that these companies get a fair shake at trial and use all my skills at avoiding costly litigation in the first place or winning once things escalate.”
Northon is a member of the Digital Currency and Ledger Defense Coalition and a Young Leader of the American-Swiss Foundation. He is licensed to practice in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, as well as several federal court jurisdiction. He received his B.S. from Hillsdale College and his J.D. from Ave Maria School of Law.