Jackson Lewis Opens Office in Grand Rapids, Michigan

WHITE PLAINS, NY (January 23, 2013) – Jackson Lewis LLP, one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the opening of an office in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Timothy J. Ryan and Linda L. Ryan, both formerly with Kotz Sangster Wysocki P.C., have joined the office as Partner and Of Counsel, respectively.  

“We are honored to have Tim and Linda on board and know they will be very effective as we plant the flag in Grand Rapids,” said Vincent Cino, Firm Chairman.  “It was important to choose the right attorneys for our continued expansion and Tim and Linda have the terrific legal skills and dedication to client services necessary for success.  Together with our Detroit office, this office will enhance our ability to provide quality advice and counseling to our clients within Michigan and the Central United States.  Employers in Grand Rapids and Western Michigan now have local access to complete solutions to all of their workplace compliance and litigation needs in Michigan, throughout the United States, and—benefitting from our alliance with L&E Global—across the globe.”

“Jackson Lewis’ growing presence in the region is an exciting development for the firm and the Detroit office in particular,” said Maurice Jenkins, who serves as the Managing Partner of Jackson Lewis’ offices in Detroit and Grand Rapids.  “I look forward to working closely with Tim and Linda, both of whom are well established in in the Grand Rapids community and share our commitment to delivering top-notch services to our clients.”

“I have been familiar with Jackson Lewis’ impressive reputation for several years, and I could not be more eager to help establish the firm in Grand Rapids,” added Tim Ryan.  “Linda and I are delighted to join forces with the rest of the firm’s offices and attorneys.”

Mr. Ryan has practiced exclusively in the labor and employment area since 1987.  He has been rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale Hubbell and selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for labor and employment.  Mr. Ryan is a frequent speaker and writer on topics including labor relations, hiring and firing, family and medical leave, wage and hour laws, and other issues related to labor and employment law for employers.  

Mr. Ryan earned his Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame and received his Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Aquinas College. Mr. Ryan is admitted to practice in all Michigan state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; and the United States Supreme Court. 

Ms. Ryan also practices exclusively in the area of employment and labor law on behalf of employers, and has worked extensively with public sector and non-profit employers.  She received her Juris Doctorate, summa cum laude, from Michigan State University College of Law and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Grand Valley State University.  Prior to attending law school, Ms. Ryan was the Assistant Human Resources Director for a large non-profit organization.  She is a frequent speaker on employment-related issues.  Ms. Ryan is admitted to practice in all Michigan state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  

The Grand Rapids office can be reached by contacting (616) 940-0230.

About Jackson Lewis

Founded in 1958, Jackson Lewis, dedicated to representing management exclusively in workplace law, is one of the fastest growing workplace law firms in the U.S., with 750 attorneys practicing in 51 locations nationwide. We have a wide-range of specialized practice areas, including: Affirmative Action and OFCCP Planning and Counseling; Disability, Leave and Health Management; Employee Benefits Counseling and Litigation; Immigration; Labor, including Preventive Practices; General Employment Litigation, including Class Actions, Complex Litigation and e-Discovery; Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition; Wage and Hour Compliance; Workplace Safety and Health and Corporate Diversity Counseling. In addition, Jackson Lewis provides advice nationally in other workplace law areas, including: Reductions in Force, WARN Act; Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations; Drug Testing and Substance Abuse Management; International Employment Issues; Management Education; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Public Sector Representation; Government Relations; Collegiate and Professional Sports; and Privacy, Social Media and Information Management.

For the 11th consecutive year, Jackson Lewis has been recognized for delivering client service excellence to the world’s largest corporations, once again earning a spot on the BTI Client Service A-Team. Jackson Lewis has also been recognized by in-house counsel in a comprehensive survey by BTI Consulting Group as both a “Powerhouse” and “Standout” in employment litigation. In addition, Jackson Lewis is ranked in the First Tier nationally in the category of Labor and Employment Litigation, as well as in both Employment Law and Labor Law on behalf of Management in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers ® “Best Law Firms,” and is recognized by Chambers and Legal 500. As an “AmLaw 100” firm, Jackson Lewis has one of the most active employment litigation practices in the United States, with a current caseload of over 6,500 litigations and approximately 415 class actions. And finally, Jackson Lewis is a charter member of L & E Global Employers’ Counsel Worldwide, an alliance currently of 14 workplace law firms in 14 countries.

For more information, please contact:

Lara Hamm, Public Relations Manager

T: (703) 483-8373

Email: hamml@jacksonlewis.com


Maurice G. Jenkins

Maurice G. Jenkins

Linda L. Ryan

Linda L. Ryan

Timothy J. Ryan

Timothy J. Ryan