Mary C. Aretha

09/29/2019
Mary C. Aretha
Attorney

Mary C. Aretha

Attorney

Mary C. Aretha

Summary

Mary has significant experience defending professional liability claims from the pre-suit phase through trial preparation. Mary has successfully defended a variety of professionals, including attorneys, insurance agents, architects, engineers, and accountants. Mary also has successfully defended employers against discrimination claims in the EEOC/Michigan Department of Civil Rights and in litigation in state and federal court, including claims under Michigan’s Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act, Michigan Whistleblowers’ Protection Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the ADEA, the FMLA, the ADA, and Michigan’s Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act. Prior to entering private practice, Mary served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Kathleen Jansen with the Michigan Court of Appeals.


Credentials

Education
  • Michigan State University College of Law (J.D. summa cum laude)
  • Wayne State University (B.A. summa cum laude)
Admissions
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
Professional Activities
  • Oakland County Bar Association
    • Inns of Court
    • Membership Committee Member
    • Chair of Employment Law Committee
    • Foundation Fellow
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
  • Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Litigation Section, Insurance Section, Appellate Section, Labor/Employment Section, Negligence Section
Community Involvement
  • Lakeshore Legal Aid Pro Bono Clinics
  • Michigan State University College of Law/University of Detroit Mercy Moot Court Judge
  • Former member of the Kappa Delta Sorority Chapter Advisory Board
Accomplishments
  • Court of Appeals Distinguished Service Award
  • Michigan State University College of Law King Scholar Program
  • Michigan State University College of Law Jurisprudence Achievement Awards: Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure
Publications & Speaking Engagements

Moderator, Common Employment Law Issues in a COVID-19 World, Oakland County Bar Association

“Scanning the Horizon: The Supreme Court’s Severability Clause Analysis Post-National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius”, Michigan State Law Review, 2013 Mich. St. L. Rev. 853

“The Future of Patient Decision Aids Post-Affordable Care Act Implementation: Whose Decision Is It Anyway?”, Michigan State University College of Law King Scholar Program, (Spring 2014)

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