Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, PC

Labor & Employment Department

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What the team is known for Provides general employment counsel in addition to advising on union and contract-related matters. Represents employers in a variety of disputes including discrimination claims, trade secrets and wage and hour collective actions. Also well known for its training and education services for management.

Strengths Sources comment: "The team is very knowledgeable, personable and engages with its clients."

"The team is very attentive to customers and clients, while being good value for money as well. Overall, it is a good firm to work with and I would absolutely recommend then," reports an interviewee.

Work highlights Defended Carroll Plumbing against alter ego and successor liability claims brought under ERISA.

Notable practitioners

Jeffrey Krausman continues to be a go-to for advice on various employment matters, including collective bargaining negotiations and grievance disputes. He is also an experienced litigator and offers notable expertise in the education sector.

Jill Jensen-Welch "is very timely with her assistance and is careful to examine the things that will protect our company," reports an interviewee. She offers broad experience in employment matters, including conducting workplace investigations, handling disputes and advising on employment policies and contracts.

Melissa Schilling handles a wide range of labor and employment matters, including representing clients in litigation before the state and federal courts and providing ongoing advice. Sources say: "Her experience is great and she can explain things to me in a way that I can understand."

Russell Samson is recognized as "a force in the traditional labor law area" by interviewees. He has a multifaceted practice which covers discrimination and wrongful discharge claims as well as matters relating to unfair labor practices and union grievances.