Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit 2013

Other Tribunals

  • Merit System Protections Board (MSPB)
  • The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • U.S. Department of Labor’s Employees’ Compensation Appeals Board
  • U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP)
  • U.S. Postal Service Judicial Officer
  • The U.S. Postal Service Board of Contracts Appeal (PSBCA)
  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management
  • Michigan Employment Security Board of Review
  • Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency
    Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR)


  • JD, University of Michigan, 1989                 
  • BA, University of Michigan, 1985

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Grand Rapids Bar Associations
  • Labor and Employment Law Section (Past Chair)

Employment History

  • Wheeler Upham, P.C., 2002-Present
  • United States Postal Service, Atlanta Field Office, Staff Attorney, Atlanta, GA, 1991-2002
  • United States Postal Service, General Administrative Law Division, Washington, DC, Staff Attorney, 1989-1991


  • Recognized by Best Lawyer’s in America in the category of Employment Law