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Gilliam Joins Plunkett Cooney’s Employment Law Practice Group


Attorney John S. Gilliam recently joined the Labor and Employment Law Practice Group of Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest full-service law firms.

A member of the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office, Gilliam focuses his practice primarily in the area of employment law and related litigation. His expertise includes the defense of claims of alleged discrimination, retaliation and civil rights violations, among others.

Gilliam also advises municipalities and private-sector employers on a range of employment-related issues from policy drafting and updating to disciplinary proceedings and hiring/termination situations.

A 2011 graduate of the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Gilliam is admitted to practice in Ohio and the state and federal courts in Michigan and Kentucky. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University in 2006.

Plunkett Cooney’s Labor and Employment attorneys provide a full range of employment-related legal services exclusively to employers, including human resources counseling, litigation defense representation, alternative dispute resolution, labor law assistance and regulatory compliance review and defense.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is a leading provider of business and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm employs approximately 140 attorneys in seven Michigan cities, Chicago, Illinois, Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana.

Plunkett Cooney has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms and was named a Tier 1 National “Best Law Firms” in 11 practice areas as determined by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in 2022.

For more information about John Gilliam joining Plunkett Cooney’s Labor and Employment Law Practice Group, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008;

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