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Neil B. Pioch

Phone: 313-774-1000

Attorney Neil B. Pioch handles civil litigation on behalf of employers, municipalities and corporations. He also effectively serves as deputy general counsel for municipalities he represents by regularly attending city council meetings and closed sessions to provide advice and counsel, legal opinions, answer questions, present strategic recommendations, and ensure compliance with Open Meetings Act requirements. Mr. Pioch routinely defends municipalities against claims brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, including lawsuits alleging excessive force, constitutional torts, zoning, ordinance and nuisance disputes, requests for injunctive and declaratory relief and marijuana-related matters.

Additionally, Mr. Pioch often handles the weekly criminal docket for the City of Inkster, prosecuting and trying misdemeanor and ordinance violations for the city. He also responds to agency charges of discrimination and Freedom of Information Act requests. Clients frequently call upon Mr. Pioch to draft state and federal appeals because of his demonstrated legal research and writing abilities, including appeals predicated on the denial of qualified immunity.

Mr. Pioch has an extensive background in employment law, with a particular emphasis on litigating wage and hour cases. He has both prosecuted and defended large class and collective actions in federal courts throughout the country. Having previously worked at a large Am Law 100 law firm, Mr. Pioch developed expertise in advising in-house attorneys, insurers and human resource professionals in various aspects of the employment relationship, including pre-employment inquiries, background checks, hiring practices, employee discipline, termination decisions, severance agreements and minimum wage and overtime compliance. Over the years, Mr. Pioch has counseled multistate employers as to best practices across a range of industries on employment law matters, including compliance with employee benefit laws and anti-discrimination statutes such as FLSA, FMLA, Title VII, ADA and Equal Pay Act.

Bar Admissions:
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Education:
  • J.D., Wayne State University Law School
  • B.A., University of Michigan
Practice Areas:
  • Municipal & Governmental Law
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial Litigation
Associations and Memberships:
  • Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys
  • State Bar of Michigan Governmental Law Section

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