• Thomas joins Plunkett Cooney’s Employment Law Practice Group

    DATE:  November 7, 2023
    CONTACT:  John E. Cornwell (248) 901-4008

    Thomas joins Plunkett Cooney’s Employment Law Practice Group
    Bloomfield Hills, MI — November 7, 2023 — Attorney Shanel T. Thomas recently joined the Labor and Employment Law Practice Group of Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and most accomplished law firms.
    A member of the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office, Thomas focuses her practice primarily in the area of employment litigation. Her expertise includes the defense of claims of alleged discrimination and harassment, as well as disputes involving wage and hour issues and violations of the Family and Medical Leave and Americans with Disabilities acts, among others.
    Thomas, who is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts in Michigan, has experience with medical malpractice and commercial litigation. Her expertise also includes business matters involving governance issues, real estate and tax law, mergers and acquisitions, and complex purchase and buy-sell agreements.
    A 2022 cum laude graduate of Western Michigan University, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Thomas previously served as a law clerk to the Chief Judge at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the Federal Defender’s Office, and the Washtenaw Public Defenders Office. Thomas, who received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University in 2019, is also a certified mediator through the state of Michigan.
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    Members of Plunkett Cooney’s Labor and Employment Law Practice Group provide a full range of employment-related legal services exclusively for employers, including human resources counseling, litigation defense representation, alternative dispute resolution, labor law assistance and regulatory compliance review and defense.
    Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is a leading provider of business and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm employs approximately 140 attorneys in seven Michigan cities, Chicago, Illinois, Indianapolis, Indiana and Columbus, Ohio. Plunkett Cooney recently received Mansfield Rule Certification for midsize law firms, which recognizes leaders in diversity, equity and inclusion within the legal industry.
    For more information about Shanel Thomas joining Plunkett Cooney’s Labor and Employment Law Practice Group, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008; jcornwell@plunkettcooney.com.
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