John C. Cashen - Bodman PLC

John C. Cashen

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005

Mr. Cashen represents employers in all aspects of employment law and related litigation. He served as chairperson of the Firm’s Workplace Law Practice Group for ten years.

Mr. Cashen assists clients facing charges of discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, Whistleblowers’ Act violations and similar claims in federal and state courts, administrative proceedings and arbitration hearings. He has conducted numerous trials and arbitrations in Michigan, Ohio, Missouri and Wisconsin. Realizing that a trial or arbitration on the merits is not always in an employer’s best interest, Mr. Cashen has had significant success obtaining summary judgment for employers and with alternative dispute resolution.

Mr. Cashen advises clients on labor management relations, from union election issues and collective bargaining to representation before the National Labor Relations Board.

Mr. Cashen has provided legal services in a variety of industries. For example, he has extensive experience in the health care field, counseling health service providers on employment law issues, defending hospitals and physicians from discrimination and wrongful discharge lawsuits, drafting employment related documents and addressing and litigating non-compete issues. Similarly, he has served automotive industry clients in all aspects of employment law, traditional labor and related litigation and arbitration.

Mr. Cashen has spoken to professional groups on a variety of employment topics including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, reductions in force, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, sexual harassment, the Family and Medical Leave Act, workplace surveillance and privacy issues, non-compete agreements, at will employment, contract employees and volunteer liability.

Aquinas CollegeBS 1976University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D. 1980
Oakland County Bar Association Macomb County Bar Association

Client Comments

"By far, John Cashen is the best Labor and Employment attorney in the greater Detroit area that I have had an opportunity to work with in my almost 30 years of practicing law!"

"When faced with what appears to be imminent disaster, a call to John Cashen always gets me back on track. Our discussions allow me to clear my head and make focused decisions."

-Sean P. Cotton
Chief Legal Officer
Meridian Health Plan, Inc.

Office Location

201 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 500
Troy, MI 48084
United States

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Qui Tam Law (Whistleblowers)