Butzel Long Attorney Earns Fellow Title


DETROIT — Integrity, dedication, and excellence are key qualities that distinguish Fellows of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Notably, Butzel Long labor and employment attorney Louis Theros has been selected as a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, an honor that less than one half of 1 percent of the attorneys who practice in the United States have achieved. Theros will be inducted later this year.

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, headquartered in Annapolis, Md., is a prestigious and highly limited national honorary of employment law practitioners who are leaders in the field.

Theros is the sixth Butzel Long labor and employment attorney to achieve this recognition. Other firm attorneys who are Fellows of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers include Robert A. Boonin, John P. Hancock, Jr., James S. Rosenfeld, William M. Saxton, and Daniel B. Tukel.

Theros, a Grosse Pointe Farms resident, is a shareholder, vice president and serves on Butzel Long’s Board of Directors. He concentrates his legal practice in the areas of employment litigation, labor, advising, and counseling clients on statutory employment compliance and gaming law. 

He has more than 24 years experience, including first chair trial and appellate responsibilities, in employment discrimination and harassment matters and large class action lawsuits, throughout Michigan and the Midwest. Theros has served as counsel on various traditional labor issues, including organizational campaigns and collective bargaining agreement negotiations and implementation. He also has extensive experience in handling arbitrations arising from collective bargaining disputes and unfair labor practice complaints.

Moreover, he is listed in Best Lawyers in America and is named in Michigan Super Lawyers, both since 2007. He has received an “AV Preeminent” peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Committed to his community, Theros actively participates in a variety of organizations. He currently serves on the Grosse Pointe Farms City Council (2001-present), where he was Mayor Pro Tem from 2005-2007. He also is vice president of the Michigan Ice Hawks Youth Hockey Club, and the treasurer of the Senior Citizen Housing Development Committee for the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association.

Theros is a former president of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association (2005-2006), and currently serves as a Trustee of the Association’s charitable arm, the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Foundation (2006-present).

He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law (J.D., 1989), and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan (B.A., 1985).