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Marlo Bruch

Marlo Bruch

Bruch Law Offices, PLLC
  • Employment Law, Animal & Dog Law
  • Michigan
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Biography

Ms. Bruch has extensive expertise and great success in Plaintiff Employment Law employee issues such as: non-compete agreements and severance packages, contracts, torts, constitutional claims, The Family and Medical Leave Act, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission representation; Discrimination for color, gender, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion and sexual orientation; harassment for color, national origin, race; sexual harassment including but not limited to adverse action and termination and retaliation; Michigan Department of Civil Rights representation; Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency representation and Michigan Whistleblowers’ Protection Act; questions relating to the Fair Labor Standards Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and Michigan's Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act; drafting and arguing motions, trial practice and mediation, drafting all manner of pleadings, developing case strategy, preparing witnesses and taking and defending depositions. She has great success with State of Michigan unemployment compensation cases including initial filings, Administrative Law Judge hearings, appeals, Michigan Compensation Appellate Commission appeals, circuit court appeals, drafting all manner of pleadings, and other related matters.

Ms. Bruch has extensive experience in Pet Law issues including drafting/reviewing pet contracts, defending breeders/buyers who breach the pet contract, pet abuse and neglect, local ordinances regarding ownership rights and types of pets, pet trusts and more to come.

Education
Michigan State University
J.D. (2007) | Law
Attended Michigan State University College of Law and graduated with a Juris Doctor in May of 2007.
Activities: Worked as a Tax Clinician practicing law under MCR 8.120 at Michigan State University College of Law Tax Clinic.
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Professional Experience
Attorney & Counselor at Law
Bruch Law Offices, PLLC
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Ms. Bruch has extensive expertise and great success in Plaintiff Employment Law employee issues such as: non-compete agreements and severance packages, contracts, torts, constitutional claims, The Family and Medical Leave Act, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission representation; Discrimination for color, gender, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion and sexual orientation; harassment for color, national origin, race; sexual harassment including but not limited to adverse action and termination and retaliation; Michigan Department of Civil Rights representation; Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency representation and Michigan Whistleblowers’ Protection Act; questions relating to the Fair Labor Standards Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and Michigan's Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act; drafting and arguing motions, trial practice and mediation, drafting all manner of pleadings, developing case strategy, preparing witnesses and taking and defending depositions. She has great success with State of Michigan unemployment compensation cases including initial filings, Administrative Law Judge hearings, appeals, Michigan Compensation Appellate Commission appeals, circuit court appeals, drafting all manner of pleadings, and other related matters. Ms. Bruch has extensive experience in Family law issues such as divorce, custody, child support, parenting time and visitation rights, and prenuptial agreements. She also handles cases involving elder law, working to ensure the client’s legal rights to quality care including drafting power of attorney, (financial and medical), conservatorships, and guardianships are met. Ms. Bruch also has great success for Social Security Disability/Supplemental Income and understands what it takes to win benefits for a client. Her expertise includes initial applications, Administrative Law Judge hearings, appeals, and all other related matters.
Of-Counsel (Attorney & Counselor at Law)
Fixel Law Offices, PLLC
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Through Fixel Law Offices PLLC, Marlo Bruch was employed as Of-Counsel. Ms Bruch gained extensive experience in Plaintiff Labor and Employment, School Law, and General Litigation. As well as experience in addressing all types of employment/academic questions, including those relating to the FMLA, FLSA, ADA, ADEA, Title VII, Rehab Act, ELCRA, and Title IX. Experience in drafting and arguing motions, trial practice, mediation, drafting all manner of pleadings, developing case strategy, preparing witnesses and taking and defending depositions. Experience with SSI/SSD cases including initial applications, ALJ hearings, appeals and all other related matters for representation. And experience with State of Michigan unemployment compensation cases including initial filings, ALJ hearings, appeals, MCAC appeals, circuit court appeals, drafting all manner of pleadings and other related matters for representation.
Client Account Coordinator
Dykema Gossett PLLC
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In Dykema Gossett PLLC, Marlo Bruch handled billing and collections for the Lansing, Grand Rapids and Chicago (2002-2004) offices of Major Midwest Law Firm. She did research, investigation and resolving of billing and collection disputes and discrepancies. There was also compilation of monthly and quarterly data of collections, unapplied cash, retainers and contingencies for reporting purposes.
Speaking Engagements
Mana Legal Webinar for CRNAs of Michigan, held for miana.org, Zoom Conference
Michigan Association of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesiologists
Legal webinar to address the following topics: Objectives: The participant will be able to list the basics of a contract; billing, hours, job description and forum of law. The learner will be able to define the relationship with facility (employee or independent contractor). The attendee will have an understanding of a non-competition clause of a contract. Definitions
Certifications
Post-baccalaureate Legal Assistant (Certificate)
Lansing Community College
Awards
Rising Star Recognition
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Attorneys for Animals
Member
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Activities: Proud Member
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Michigan State Bar  # 70362
Member
- Current
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State Bar of Michigan Character and Fitness Committee
Member
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American Bar Association
Member
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Grand Rapids Bar Association
Member
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National Employment Lawyers Association
Member
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Federal Bar Association
Member
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Labor and Employment Group of the Grand Rapids Bar Association
Chair
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Labor and Employment Group of the Grand Rapids Bar Association
Vice-Chair
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
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6th Circuit
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    60 Minute Free Consulatations
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    To the extent that I reasonably can, I will inform you what your fee will be on your first visit. I always encourage a frank, open discussion about my fees with each client.
Practice Areas
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Animal & Dog Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Received dog from a breeder free. No papers signed nothing. 2 1/2 years later she wants dog back?
A: You can file a small claims court case that does not involve attorneys and use any evidence you have to prove the breeder gave you the dog for free and has no legal entitlement to it. Dogs are considered personal property so you would have to file a claim to be able to keep your pet.
Q. I got ticketed and court date for a dog not mine. Is that legal when they know whose dog it is?
A: If the dog is registered and has vet records tied to him, you need to provide those to animal control prior to the hearing. I would also have your brother providing a statement the dog is he and he is responsible. I wish you all well.
Q. What are my options for a cut in pay?
A: More information is needed in regards to any written agreements, your employee handbook and personnel file. Most employees in Michigan are at will but depending upon any written documentation, that may change if you have more legal rights to leverage to keep your pay or to enhance a severance package.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Bruch Law Office Website
Blog
Bruch Law Blog
Contact & Map
Bruch Law
5955 West Main
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Telephone: (269) 312-8169
Cell: (269) 924-9450
Fax: (269) 743-1181
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed