Mark R. Filipp

Mark R. Filipp

Kemp Klein

Recognized since 2018

Troy, Michigan

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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Mark Filipp, shareholder and director at Kemp Klein, has over 30 years of litigation experience. During his career he has been involved in a broad range of business disputes, with extensive experience defending companies in employment litigation cases filed in state and federal courts throughout Michigan, as well as employment claims before the EEOC and MDCR. He also has significant experience defending companies, directors, and officers against claims of shareholder oppression, breach of fiduciary duty and negligence.

Mr. Filipp has defended employers in employment cases of all types, including wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, defamation, and whistleblower actions. In addition, he is regularly involved in the preparation of employment agreements, covenants not to compete, confidentiality and trade-secret agreements, and litigation involving their enforceability. Mr. Filipp has extensive experience negotiating severance agreements and packages for both employers and employees. Mr. Filipp also provides regular counsel to employers concerning such matters as reductions-in-force, employee discipline, and employee discharge. He also counsels employers on compliance matters involving federal and state law, including COBRA, ADA, FMLA, HIPAA and wage/hour matters under the FLSA and state laws.

Mr. Filipp has been an author of many books and articles on employment law and is a frequent lecturer on current employment law issues. He has been the co-author of the Employment Law Answer Book, a comprehensive treatise on employment law, for over 17 years. Mr. Filipp also taught the “Employment Law Series” at Schoolcraft College Continuing Education Services and conducts in-house training for employers on various employment law topics geared toward reducing risk and exposure to employment litigation.

Mr. Filipp maintains an “AV Preeminent” peer review rating with Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest peer review rating for attorneys. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023 in the field of Litigation – Labor and Employment (Copyright 2019 by Woodward/White, Inc., of SC). Mr. Filipp was selected by a vote of his peers to be included in DBusiness magazine’s list of 2017 Top Lawyers. Mr. Filipp is a 2018 and 2019 Leading Lawyer in the category of Employment Law: Management. He was also selected for inclusion in the 2006, 2007, 2018 and 2019 issues of Michigan Super Lawyers. In addition, he was selected as a “2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & Employment” by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell.

Contact & Links
  • 201 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 600
    Troy, MI 48084
  • University of Detroit Mercy, J.D., graduated 1981
  • Michigan State University, B.A., graduated 1978
Bar Admissions
  • Michigan, U.S. District Court (Eastern and Western)
  • Michigan, U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit

Kemp Klein
Headquarters: Troy, Michigan

20 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

4 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
Special Focus:
  • COVID-19
  • “AV Preeminent” peer review rating with Martindale-Hubbell Law
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management


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