Overview

William J. Vincent represents management in a variety of labor and employment relations and litigation matters, including:

  • Employment and disability discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Wrongful termination
  • Federal and state civil rights agency investigations
  • Employee discipline and performance counseling
  • Non-compete claims
  • Sales commission claims
  • General liability and commercial litigation

Bill appears in state and federal courts and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. He also represents clients in arbitration.

Additionally, Bill has specific knowledge regarding:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • The Equal Pay Act
  • Michigan's Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act
  • Michigan's Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act
  • Michigan's Whistleblowers' Protection Act
  • Michigan's Workers' Disability Compensation Act

Bill works with a wide range of clients, including:

  • Skilled nursing and assisted living facilities
  • Medical device manufacturers
  • Retailers
  • Publicly-regulated utilities
  • Financial institutions
  • Educational institutions
  • Manufacturers
  • Service sector companies

Bill is one of the co-founders of Littler's Detroit office and also helped found its predecessor firm, where he practiced for 14 years.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

American Bar Association

Member

Michigan Bar Association

Member

Defense Research Institute

Member

Michigan Defense Trial Counsel

Member

Incorporated Society of Irish-American Lawyers

Member

Catholic Lawyers Society

Secretary

The Detroit Catholic School Heritage Project

Recognition

Awarded, AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

Named, Leading Lawyers

Law Bulletin Publishing Company

2017

Speaking Engagements

The Employee from Hell

Detroit, MI

November 14, 2017
New Developments on the FMLA and ADA: Keeping Your Company Out of the Headlines

Detroit, MI

September 24, 2015

Education

  • J.D., Detroit College of Law, 1985
  • B.A., Michigan State University, 1982

Bar Admission

Michigan

Courts

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