Michael A. Chichester represents employers in labor and employment relations and employment litigation defense of all types, including:

  • Employment discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Disability discrimination
  • Wrongful termination

Appearing in state and federal courts, he most frequently works with retailers, utilities, healthcare providers, transportation companies, and professional corporations and has particular expertise defending clients in claims involving:

  • Title VII
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Elliot Larsen Civil Rights Act
  • The Michigan Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act
  • The Michigan Whistleblower's Protection Act
  • The Michigan Wages and Fringe Benefits Act
  • The Michigan Medical Marijuana Act

Prior to joining Littler Mendelson, Michael worked as an associate at a mid-size Detroit law firm, where his practice primarily consisted of representing employees in labor and employment matters. In law school, he was managing editor of the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association


Oakland County Bar Association


Federal Bar Association


Recipient, Honorable Ralph M. Freeman Law School Scholarship

News, Analysis & Press

Speaking Engagements

Artificial Intelligence: Taking the "Human" Out of Human Resources

Greater Ann Arbor SHRM

March 12, 2019
Wage and Hour Headaches: What Every Employer Needs to Know

Detroit, MI

September 21, 2016


  • J.D., University of Detroit School of Law, 2007summa cum laude
  • B.A., Aquinas Collegecum laude

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan