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Thomas S. Fredericks, Attorney & Counselor at Law.

2335 Rowley Road, Williamston, MI 48895-9133

 Telephone (517) 655-4100 Cell (517) 525-1413

Professional Experience

Administrative Law Judge, Michigan Tax Tribunal

Attorney– since 1983.

Labor Attorney, 1999- 2009 Office of the State Employer, State of Michigan..

Chief spokesperson during labor negotiations with unions representing State employees.

Negotiated labor agreements with over $ 200 Million in direct costs.

Labor contract administration scope: 44,000 employees.

Employment law attorney advising eighteen Michigan Departments.

Defended the State of Michigan in unfair labor practice litigation; resolved over 200 lawsuits. Successful in every case that went to trial.

Provided labor relations and management training.

Director of Labor Relations. 1997- 1999 Cambridge Industries, Inc. Madison Heights. MI.

Responsible for labor relations and legal issues for twenty facilities with over 2,000 employees. Corporate health and safety officer.

Labor negotiations with the UAW, Steelworkers, and the Canadian Auto Workers.

Seminar leader: union free management, supervision, health and safety.

Attorney, and Educator. 1990-1997.

Corporate Attorney and Human Resources Manager for NTH Consultants. Ltd, Eclipse Tool, Inc, and T & M Asphalt.

Seminar leader for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Association of CPA’s, presenting seminars on employment law and human resources training: hiring, firing, employee evaluation, and compensation.

Adjunct professor, Thomas Cooley Law School- Sports Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Director of Human Resources, 1984-1989 Augat Automotive, Mt. Clemens, MI..

Multi-facility human resources management and corporate legal responsibilities for a ten facility manufacturer with over 1,000 employees.

Compensation, benefits, training, employment, and recruiting.

 Teaching Experience

Business Law, 1988-1995 Baker College, Owosso, MI.

Seminar Leader, 1988-1998 Michigan Chamber of Commerce. Presented seminars

  on: Hiring, Firing, Independent Contractors, Labor and Employment Law,    Compensation, Employee Performance Evaluations, and Fair Labor Standards   Act.

Adjunct Professor, 1992-1998 Thomas Cooley Law School. Taught Alternative Dispute  

 Resolution and Sports Law.

Professor, 1995- Present. Central Michigan University. Labor Law, Labor Relations, and Administrative Law.


Thomas Cooley Law School, Lansing, MI. Juris Doctor. January 16, 1982.

Michigan State University; BA, June 11, 1976.

Memberships and Interests

Co-Chair- Ingham County Republican 300 Club.

Officer and Advocate, Knights of Columbus Fr. F.B. McCormick Council # 7545.

Catholic Lawyers Guild, Diocese of Lansing.

President, Williamston Area Beautification Committee (WABF).

Past President, Corporate Counsel, and trumpet player- Lansing Concert Band.

Player/Coach, Legal Eagles Hockey Club.

Director and trumpet player, St. Mary Brass, Williamston, MI.