For over 15 years, we've worked with companies to comply with federal and Michigan employment law requirements, as well as representing individuals whose employment law rights have been violated. Our employment law concentration allows us to provide companies with cost-effective strategies to avoid or minimize litigation. And our employment law experience allows us to provide individuals with insightful and thorough representation when it comes to discrimination claims.
Since 2001, we have been responsible for drafting and enforcing reasonable noncompete agreements, as well as defending against overbroad restrictions. We also regularly review noncompete restrictions to provide a rigorous assessment about the enforceability of a restriction or to determine if starting a business or pursuing new employment opportunities would likely violate the noncompete agreement. Contact us for a consultation about Michigan noncompete law.
January 2018 – The Michigan Court of Appeals reversed a trial court’s decision dismissing our client’s unjust enrichment claim brought in a class action and arising out of Michigan’s Stille-DeRossett-Hale single state construction code act. Jason Shinn argued the case before the Appeals Court and a copy of the opinion is available here.
December 2017 – After a two-day jury trial in a dispute between the Township of West Bloomfield’s building department and a developer, Jason Shinn successfully defended against three of four zoning related violations (the fourth charge was a misdemeanor for failing to obtain a building permit). More importantly, these criminal charges are the subject of a federal action against the Township for violations of Constitutional Rights and related claims.
August 2017 – We settled a Michigan Whistleblower claim filed in Ottawa County Circuit Court on behalf of a former restuarant employee. After having successfully defeated the defendant’s motion for judgment as a matter of law and obtaining over $5,000 in sanctions/attorney fees, the defendant offered to settle weeks before trial for a confidential amount.
July 2017 – Prior to suing, we successfully negotiated a confidential settlement involving sexual harassment claims on behalf of our client. We highlighted anticipated evidence favorable to our client along with comparable verdicts to obtain an amount our client was happy to accept.
June 2017 – Our firm was selected to represent an out-of-state company sued in federal court for alleged trade secret violations under federal and Michigan law and other claims.
May 11, 2017 – Jason Shinn negotiated a settlement and dismissal of a non-compete lawsuit filed in Traverse City Circuit Court. The client, a former employee, was sued after accepting employment with what Plaintiff claimed to be a competitor. However, after filing a motion to dismiss challenging the enforceability of the noncompete agreement, the plaintiff agreed to a settlement under which our client kept his new position and paid nothing to settle.
April 26, 2017 – Our firm won a decisive motion in Oakland County Circuit Court in a shareholder dispute. The parties disagreed over which one of two agreements governed the valuation of the former employee’s shares. The difference under the agreements was estimated to be in excess of $200,000.00.
About Shinn Legal
Shinn Legal, PLC is a Michigan-based law firm. The attorneys at Shinn Legal are committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their current and evolving needs.
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Jason M. Shinn
Jason Shinn is a Michigan licensed attorney. Since 2001, Mr. Shinn’s legal experience includes representing privately held companies, publicly traded companies, as well as start-up companies in numerous industries, including manufacturing, Internet and e-commerce, finance, health, technology, and telecommunications.