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E-mail Contact
Phone: (248) 743-6060
Fax: (248) 743-6002

bodmanlaw.com
201 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 500
Troy, MI 48084

Gary S. Fealk


Specialization
  • Labor & Employment Law

About Gary's Practice

Gary Fealk practices in all areas of labor and employment litigation on behalf of private and public sector employers.

He has particular expertise in union/management relations including collective bargaining, labor arbitrations, administrative proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC) and in multi-employer benefit fund collection actions. He has extensive experience defending discrimination, retaliation and harassment claims in state and federal courts and before the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). He also represents employers in cases involving non-competition agreements, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Before joining Bodman in September 2019, Mr. Fealk was a shareholder in a highly regarded southeast Michigan-based labor and employment boutique law firm where he represented management exclusively in a broad range of labor and employment matters.

Mr. Fealk has been listed in Michigan Super Lawyers since 2015 under Employment & Labor. He is a member of the American Employment Law Council and has been selected by his peers as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers since 2018. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan (Labor and Employment Section), the Oakland County Bar Association (Labor and Employment Section), the American Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association-Eastern District of Michigan Chapter.

He is a frequent author and presenter to professional and employer groups and previously served as co-editor of the Michigan Employment Law Letter from 2015-2019.

Education
  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1995)
  • Michigan State University (M.L.I.R., Master of Labor & Industrial Relations, 1990)
  • Michigan State University (B.S., 1988)


Major Publications & Speaking Engagements


Professional Recognition
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Criminal Law
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Trusts and Estates

Admitted to Practice
  • Michigan


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