On June 13, 2019, the Professional Liability Attorney Network (PLAN) elected Joseph A. Starr to serve a one-year term as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. PLAN is a national organization of independent, AV-rated law firms, specializing in all aspects of professional liability and related-industry law. Starr, Butler, Alexopoulos & Stoner, PLLC joined PLAN […]
In March 2018, Michigan’s Institute for Continuing Education (ICLE) appointed William Thomas to its Labor & Employment Law Advisory Board. For more than 50 years, ICLE has worked to support the education needs of Michigan lawyers.
On May 16, 2018, Joseph Starr moderated a panel discussion entitled: “Ethics and the Tripartite Relationship,” at the 41st Annual Defense Research Institute’s Employment and Labor Law Seminar. The conference was held at the Loew’s Chicago Downtown Hotel in Chicago, IL. DRI’s 41st annual Employment and Labor Law Seminar is the preeminent educational and networking event for management-side labor and employment attorneys, in-house counsel, human […]
On April 25, 2017, Joseph Starr participated in a panel discussion entitled: “Joint Employment Jeopardy: From the NLRB to the DOL and Beyond –The New Interpretation Poses Liability,” at the 3rd Annual (Spring Session) National Employment Practices Liability Insurance ExecuSummit. The conference was held at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, AZ. ExecuSummit sponsors fresh, high-impact and interactive conferences featuring informative speakers, […]
The shareholders of the Starr, Butler, Alexopoulos & Stoner, PLLC voted to make Thomas A. Schramm a partner with the firm effective January 1, 2017. Mr. Schramm joined the firm in August 2015 and has been a member of the State Bar of Michigan since 1999. Mr. Schramm specializes in the defense of labor and […]
On January 26, 2017, Joseph A. Starr participated in a panel discussion entitled: “The Fissured Workplace and the Expanding Scope of Joint Employer Liability: Crucial Considerations for Franchisors/Franchisees, the Continuing Fallout of the NLRB’s Browning-Ferris Decision on Who Is a Joint Employer, and Implications for Employers from a Policy Perspective,” at the 25th Annual Conference on Employment […]
On October 24, 2016, Joseph A. Starr participated in a panel discussion entitled: “The Role of Mediation and Arbitration in the Professional Liability Context and Successfully Representing a Client at Both,” at the American Conference Institute’s Advanced Forum on LPL/Legal Malpractice at the Andaz Wall Street Hotel in New York City. ACI’s Advanced Forum on LPL/Legal Malpractice is […]
Joseph A. Starr recently co-authored the first chapter in the Third Edition of the Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Employment Litigation in Michigan treatise, entitled: “Initial Considerations in the Employment Case: The Defense Perspective”. See, https://www.icle.org. Starr details the various strategies available to an employer both pre-termination and when defending an administrative claim or a […]
On January 29, 2016, Joseph A. Starr participated in a panel discussion entitled: “The Triangular Relationship of Carriers, Insureds, and Defense Counsel: Defending an EPL Claim, Litigation Guidelines and Billing, Settlement and Agendas, Coverage Issues, Cost Effective Ways to Work Together, Minimizing Ethical Issues, and More,” at the 24th Annual Conference on Employment Practices Liability Insurance […]
Joseph A. Starr was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 in the field of Litigation – Labor and Employment. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive […]
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