Steven J. Fishman - Bodman PLC

Steven J. Fishman

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008

Mr. Fishman is the former chair of the Workplace Law Practice Group. He concentrates his practice in labor law, employment litigation, construction labor law, and employee relations.

Mr. Fishman has more than forty years of experience in all facets of labor and employment law, representing management exclusively. He served as a trial attorney with the Pittsburgh Region of the NLRB, was associated with a large Chicago law firm’s labor and employment practice group, was in-house labor counsel to a Detroit-based Fortune 500 manufacturing business, and headed up his own labor and employment boutique law firm, The Fishman Group, with clients throughout the country.

Mr. Fishman is a frequent speaker to management groups, such as the Society for Human Resource Management, various health care trade groups, construction trade associations, and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, on finding creative, business-oriented solutions to workplace legal problems. The Michigan Chamber of Commerce rates Mr. Fishman “one of the most knowledgeable employment attorneys…a top source for employment law information and…one of the most popular speakers.” Mr. Fishman also serves the Michigan Chamber of Commerce as its Special Labor and Employment Counsel and on the Board of Directors. He writes a regular column for its business magazine, Michigan Forward, on emerging workplace law issues. His forte is improving the workplace through innovative problem solving.

Additional Information

Court Admissions — Admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • Admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court
  • University of WisconsinBS 1962Northwestern University Law SchoolJ.D. 1965
    Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Federal Bar AssociationOakland County Bar Association

    Client Comments

    "I have had the pleasure of working with Steve Fishman for over eight years. He has exceeded our expectations in delivering sound legal advice. His in-depth knowledge of current labor issues has worked very well for us in both contract negotiations and grievance/ arbitration issues. I would highly recommend both he and his team of legal experts to anyone contemplating the use of a top notch firm."

    -Michael Jagels
    Administrator Human Resources
    Crittenton Hospital Medical Center

    "Steven is a very knowledgeable and experienced attorney and advisor who understands the importance of credibility and integrity in achieving results the field of labor relations."

    -Jarrod Fiengo
    Vice President, Human Resources North America
    Inalfa Roof Systems

    "We have worked with Steve Fishman, the lead attorney for the labor law division of Bodman, for about ten years and find him to be one of the most thoroughly prepared and effective attorneys that I have ever had the pleasure to work with. I have the confidence that literally every recommendation he provides has been very carefully researched and thought through."

    Office Location

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

    Practice Areas

    Labor Law - Management