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.
September 2019 – In federal litigation, we obtained judgment in our clients’ favor on the plaintiff’s trade secret misappropriation claims under Federal and Michigan law and conversion claims. The lawsuit was filed by Qualite Sports Lighting against its former employee and a company the plaintiff was competing against for a sports lighting installation job. The victory is significant because plaintiff was seeking millions of dollars and attorney’s fees for these claims.
August 2019 – After our clients, former employees were sued over alleged violations of non-solicitation restrictions, we successfully resolved the litigation in court ordered mediation. The Plaintiff sought over $225,000.00 in damages, but the mediator sided without our arguments as evidenced by a settlement resolution that was less than 6% of the damages the plaintiff identified in support of its claims.
August 2019 – Jason Shinn was selected as a 2019 Super Lawyer for employment law. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using its patented multiphase selection process, that combines peer nominations, evaluations, and independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.
May 2019 – Jury Verdict! After four days of trial, a jury returned a verdict in our client’s favor in a race discrimination claim. The plaintiff sued the company and its owner. Plaintiff’s attorneys asked the jury to return a verdict for over a quarter of a million dollars in damages.
February 2019 – We obtained a dismissal of a lawsuit filed by Ciber Global/HTC against its former employee for enforcement of a non-compete agreement. A copy of the order is available here.
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.