Below, John T.

Profile & Practice Areas

John T. Below aggressively solves problems and wins cases. Clients view John as their partner and, together, they forge strategies for success. John’s litigation style can best be described as creative and aggressive. John gets things done.

John’s areas of expertise are 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 EEOC and MDCR

He also handles complex commercial and banking litigation in the areas of foreclosures, receiverships, contract and loan disputes, fraud, lender liability and bankruptcy; as well as, construction litigation and arbitration.

John regularly presents seminars on employment law, banking litigation concerns, and he provides training services for management and executive personnel.

Practice Areas

Honors & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell, Rated AV-Preeminent
  • Super Lawyers, Employment and Labor, 2014-2018
  • DBusiness Top Lawyers, Labor and Employment Law, 2014-2017, 2019
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals - Greater Detroit Chapter, Volunteer of the Year, 2018

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan, Michigan Business Law Journal, 1991-1993
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court
  • Michigan Bankers Association
  • Community Bankers of Michigan
  • Construction Association of Michigan (CAM)
  • Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA)

Community Involvement

  • ​The Salvation Army