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Practice Areas
  • J.D., cum laude, Wayne State University, 2005 (Order of the Coif)
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Western Michigan University, 2001
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
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Mark S. Wilkinson


Mark represents both private and public sector employers in all aspects of labor and employment law including general litigation.  He counsels employers on labor law issues including responding to union organizing campaigns, defending against unfair labor practice charges, grievance arbitration, and collective bargaining.  Mark has extensive employment law experience that focuses on employment litigation involving discrimination claims and wage and hour suits, and general employer counseling.  He represents employers in federal and state courts, and in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, and other federal and state administrative bodies.

Prior to joining the firm, Mark was an associate at Keller Thoma P.C. in Detroit, where he litigated numerous labor and employment matters on behalf of business, government, and non-profit entities.  He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard A. Enslen, U.S. District Court judge for the Western District of Michigan.

During law school, Mark was awarded the Silver Key for academic excellence, the NLRB (Region Seven) Gottfried Labor Law Award, and served as the managing editor of The Wayne Law Review.  He also authored an article published in the law review, National Hockey League Players’ Association v. Plymouth Whalers: Antitrust’s Rule of Reason and the Van Ryn Rule. 50 Wayne L. Rev. 1277 (2004), and has been a contributing editor to The Developing Labor Law (Fifth Edition) since 2010. 

Mark is a member of the leadership council for the Illinois State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section,  and is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section), Federal Bar Association (Young Lawyers Division Publication Committee), and the Illinois and Michigan state Bar Associations (Labor and Employment Law Sections).  He is also a member of the Western Michigan University “W” Club.

While at Western Michigan University, Mark was a four-year varsity letter winner in ice hockey and named Western Michigan University’s Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2001.  He continues to enjoy playing sports of all kinds and spending time with friends and family.