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Wayne Walker possesses more than two decades of experience as a litigator. He has handled a wide variety of commercial and complex civil matters, both in state and federal courts, as well as in private arbitration. Wayne has tried and arbitrated dozens of cases, including corporate and business disputes; discrimination and employment claims; medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other personal injury claims; insurance defense and coverage disputes; construction disputes; commercial property, casualty loss, and landlord-tenant matters; misdemeanor criminal cases; and healthcare regulatory appeals before a federal administrative law judge. When indicated, Wayne successfully uses the mediation process to settle cases in the early stages of litigation, saving his clients significant amounts of costs and legal fees.
A growing component of Wayne’s practice resides in employment law matters. In addition to appearance at trial, Wayne represents employers in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) hearings and other proceedings. He advises clients in employment and business matters, including company policies and procedures, and compliance with state and federal labor and employment laws. He is skilled at drafting employment and similar agreements that include noncompetition, non-solicitation and confidentiality provisions.
In his appellate practice, Wayne personally handles appeals of his cases and he accepts cases for appellate purposes after they have been tried by others.
Wayne’s results in 2016 include: a $2 million settlement in a case in which he represented a local airport concessionaire in a business dispute with its joint venture partner, an international corporation; and a $495,000 settlement arising out of a wrongful death claim.
- State Bar of Michigan
- Labor and Employment Law Section
- Business Law Section
- Litigation Section
- American Bar Association
- Litigation Section
- Oakland County Bar Association
- Fellow, Oakland County Bar Foundation
- U.S. Supreme Court, 2014
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, 2013
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2005
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 2004
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1995
- State Bar of Michigan, 1994
- Detroit College of Law, Detroit, MI, J.D., 1994
- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, B. A., 1989