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John T. Below

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T 248-743-6035F 248-743-6002248-743-6035

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Education
  • University of Detroit School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Oakland University, B.A., with honors
Admissions
  • Michigan
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Ct. of Appeals, 6th Cir.
  • U.S. District Ct., C.D. Ill.
  • U.S. District Ct., E.D. Mich.
  • U.S. District Ct., W.D. Mich.
Professional Affiliations
  • Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA)
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
Overview

John Below is a business litigation attorney. His practice is concentrated in resolving employment, complex financial services and general commercial disputes. 

John aggressively solves problems and wins cases for his clients, which include regional and national banks, large employers in the construction and health care industries, and major manufacturing and industrial companies. John partners with his clients and together, they forge and execute strategies for success.

John’s primary area of litigation and dispute resolution expertise is state and federal litigation of employment law matters, including:

  • Discrimination litigation and arbitrations
  • Wrongful discharge litigation and arbitrations
  • Non-compete and confidentiality agreement litigation
  • Traditional labor matters
  • Administrative proceedings before the EEOC and MDCR

He also has extensive experience in banking and commercial litigation involving foreclosures, receiverships, contract and loan disputes, fraud, lender liability, bankruptcy, and complex construction litigation and arbitrations.  

John has been listed since 2014 in Michigan Super Lawyers under Employment and Labor. He is listed in DBusiness Top Lawyers 2014-2017 and 2019-2020 under Labor and Employment Law. He is AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell. He is a frequent author and presenter on employment law and banking litigation topics and provides legal compliance training for management and executive leadership.

He is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association, the Macomb County Bar Association, and is active with the Oakland County Inns of Court program. He is also active with a number of industry organizations including the Michigan Bankers Association, the Community Bankers of Michigan, the Construction Association of Michigan (CAM), and the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA).

John has served for more than ten years on the Salvation Army Detroit Metropolitan Advisory Board and for more than 20 years as President of the Creekside Village of Rochester community association.

Honors, Awards, and Recognition
  • Michigan Super Lawyers 2014-2019, Employment and Labor
  • DBusiness Magazine "Top Lawyers" 2014-2017, 2019-2020 Labor and Employment
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence; Endorsed for High Ethical Standing
Civic, Cultural, and Community Activities
  • Member, Salvation Army Detroit Metropolitan Advisory Board
  • President, Creekside Village of Rochester Association
Professional Activities
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Oakland County Inns of Court
  • Michigan Bankers Association
  • Community Bankers of Michigan
  • Construction Association of Michigan (CAM)
  • Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association

 

Practices & Industries Education
  • University of Detroit School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Oakland University, B.A., with honors
Admissions
  • Michigan
Professional Affiliations
  • Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA)
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan