ABOUT Karen Bernard Berkery

Karen Berkery leads the firm’s labor and employment law practices. A member of the firm since 1989, Ms. Berkery focuses her practice on the defense of management in disputes concerning employers, as well as physician peer review litigation. She also represents businesses in civil rights, housing and public accommodation claims before the MDCR and HUD. She is committed to helping clients minimize costs by solving disputes outside the courtroom, and is certified as a general civil mediator.

Ms. Berkery is licensed to practice law in Michigan and New York, the U.S. District Courts of Eastern and Western Michigan, Northern District of Ohio as well as the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. She has served as a Hearing Referee and Contract Case Counsel for the Michigan Civil Rights Commission. In addition, she frequently lectures on employment law issues across the state of Michigan and has published several related articles.

Ms. Berkery is AV Peer Review Rated by LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell and a member of LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. The AV Peer Review rating is the highest rating allowed. It attests to a lawyer’s legal ability and professional ethics, and reflects the confidential opinions of the Bar and the Judiciary.

She was named a Michigan Super Lawyer every year since 2013. Only five percent of the attorneys in the state are named Super Lawyers. Ms. Berkery was also recognized in DBusiness Magazine as a 2013, 2014 and 2016 Top Lawyer.

Ms. Berkery received her J.D., cum laude, from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She also earned a B.A. with honors and distinction from Rutgers University’s Douglass College.

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