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Senior attorney Puricelli joins firm’s employment law group


A former Deputy Commissioner for the city of Detroit Fire Department, senior attorney Sydney R. Puricelli is now putting out fires on behalf of the labor and employment clients of Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and most accomplished law firms.

“Sydney is a great addition to our firm,” said President & CEO Thomas P. Vincent. “Her experience in the public and private sectors makes her exceptionally qualified to provide legal representation to our clients in employment litigation and complex labor disputes.”

A member of the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office, Puricelli has over 15 years of experience in the areas of labor and employment law with particular expertise in labor dispute resolution, contract negotiations, grievance resolution and related arbitration proceedings. She also has extensive experience resolving litigation involving claims of workplace violence, sexual harassment, wrongful termination and whistleblower claims.

Admitted to practice law in Michigan’s state and federal courts, Puricelli is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan.

Puricelli received her master of laws and law degrees from Wayne State University Law School in 2009 and 2002, respectively. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 1999.

Prior to joining the firm, Puricelli worked as assistant corporation counsel in the Labor & Employment Section of the city of Detroit Law Department and as a 2nd Deputy Commissioner of the Detroit Fire Department, where she developed particular expertise working with the city's fire and EMS unions. Puricelli is a licensed Emergency Medical Technician in the state of Michigan.

The members of Plunkett Cooney’s Labor and Employment Law Practice Group provide a full range of employment-related legal services, 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. The firm was also selected by Crain’s Detroit Business as its inaugural Law Firm of the Year.

For more information about labor and employment law attorney Sydney R. Puricelli joining Plunkett Cooney, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing & Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008;

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