John C. Cashen

John C. Cashen

Bodman PLC

Recognized since 2005

Troy, Michigan

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Qui Tam Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Labor Law - Management
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Mr. Cashen represents employers in all aspects of employment law and related litigation. He served as chairperson of Bodman'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 law, 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.

Michigan Lawyers Weekly selected Mr. Cashen for its 2019 Class of Leaders in the Law, a distinction reserved for "outstanding practitioners and mentors who lead in the profession and the community." He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2021 under Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management, and Qui Tam Law, in Chambers USA 2020 under Labor and Employment, and in Michigan Super Lawyers 2019 under Employment & Labor. He is listed as a 2020 "Top Lawyer" for Labor and Employment by DBusiness magazine. He is AV Preeminent® Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Contact & Links
  • 201 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 500
    Troy, MI 48084
  • Aquinas College (Grand Rapids), B.A., B.S.
  • University of Michigan, J.D.
Bar Admissions
  • Michigan, State Bar of Michigan

Bodman PLC
Headquarters: Detroit, Michigan

70 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

18 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Labor Law - Management
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Labor Law - Management, Troy (2021)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Qui Tam Law
Special Focus:
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Class Actions
  • Defense
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Labor
  • Litigation
  • Management
  • State and Federal
  • Wage-Hour Law
  • Whistleblowers
  • Wrongful Discharge

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