Robert C. Tice

02/29/2020
Robert C. Tice
Of Counsel

Robert C. Tice

Of Counsel

Robert C. Tice

Summary

Bob has been a defense litigator for over 35 years. He has successfully tried to jury verdict numerous cases before the state and federal courts in Michigan. He focuses his practice representing employers and management in the areas of labor law and employment litigation. He also counsels companies and insurance carriers on employment rights and obligations as well as strategies that avoid lawsuits.

Practice Areas
Employment Practices Liability
General Civil Litigation
Workers' Compensation

Credentials

Education
  • Michigan State University College of Law (J.D. 1978)
  • Michigan State University (B.S. cum laude, 1974)
Admissions
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
Professional Activities
  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
    • Labor and Employment Section
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Labor and Employment Section
  • Oakland County Bar Association
    • Employment Law Committee (Past Chair)
  • Designated Oakland Circuit Court Employment Panel Mediator
  • Designated Wayne County Mediation Tribunal Mediator
Community Involvement

Bob is a regular speaker to insurance companies, self-insured employers and other groups on labor and employment law.

Accomplishments
  • Best Lawyers of America®
    • Litigation – Labor and Employment (2013-2020)
  • Super Lawyers™
    • Employment Litigation (2007, 2011-2019)
  • DBusiness® Top Lawyer
    • Labor and Employment Benefits (2017)
    • Litigation – Labor and Employment (2015)
  • Leading Lawyers, Commercial Litigation (2016)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rated (5.0 out of 5.0)
  • Served a judicial clerkship to Judge Richard D. Kuhn, Oakland County Circuit Court
Prominent Outcomes

Successfully argued motion for summary disposition in Wayne County Circuit Court on behalf of a wholesale manufacturer involved in a workers’ compensation retaliation claim. (May 2017)

Attorney Robert C. Tice Obtains Summary Disposition in Workers’ Compensation Retaliation Claim

Attorney Robert C. Tice won summary disposition in Wayne County Circuit Court for an employer in a workers’ compensation retaliation case. The plaintiff was terminated following a contested workplace injury and sought to return to her former position with ongoing work restrictions. Her employer determined that the ongoing work restrictions substantially interfered with expected job duties. Defendant’s motion to dismiss argued that the plaintiff’s subsequent termination was not related to her claim for worker’s compensation benefits, that she was not qualified for the position at the time of her termination by reason of her ongoing work restrictions and that no evidence demonstrated pretext for the legitimate reason she was terminated. Plaintiff’s counsel unsuccessfully argued that the prospect of a higher workers’ compensation premium and increased unemployment tax were sufficient evidence to define a prima facie case. Counsel sought more than $500,000 in damages.

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Collins Einhorn is proud to announce that Robert C. Tice has joined the firm. Bob’s practice focuses on labor and employment litigation and general civil litigation. He has been recognized by Michigan SuperLawyers, Best Lawyers in America, and DBusiness “Top Lawyers.” Bob is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, Vice-Chair of the Oakland…

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