Two Attorneys Join Butzel Long’s Labor and Employment Department

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Barbara Eckert Buchanan // Photo courtesy of Butzel Long

Attorneys Terrence J. Miglio and Barbara Eckert Buchanan have become shareholders at Detroit-based Butzel Long. Both Miglio and Buchanan were previously with Grand Rapids’ Varnum.

Miglio and Buchanan have years of trial experience and represent employers before both federal and state courts in litigation involving employment and labor claims. These include discrimination, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, whistleblower, wage and hour, trade secrets, and credentialing of health care professionals.

“Terry and Barbara are highly respected and experienced attorneys with distinguished careers,” says Dan Tukel, chair of Butzel Long’s labor, employment, and employee benefits law department, which the two will join. “They are a wonderful complement to our multidisciplinary team of firm attorneys.”

Miglio and Buchanan also advise employers before federal and state administrative agencies in areas including Equal Employment Opportunity charges, unfair labor practice charges, wage and hour complaints, and in counseling employers in all aspects of labor and employment matters.

They also work with health care organizations in matters such as peer review activities, professional credentialing, and discipline.

Miglio received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and went to law school at Wayne State University School of Law. He’s admitted in Michigan and Ohio.

Buchanan earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and completed law school at the Santa Clara University School of Law. She’s admitted in Michigan and California.

Both are Fellows of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, an honor for those who have distinguished themselves in the field of labor and employment for at least 20 years.

Butzel Long was founded in 1854 and has offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing, Ann Arbor, New York, Washington, D.C., and an alliance office in Beijing.