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Heidi D. Hudson
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Phone: (248) 254-4846

Fax: (248) 254-4885

Heidi Hudson has a varied litigation practice that includes labor and employment law, school law, and insurance defense and fraud claims, representing clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts as well as before government administrative agencies such as the Michigan Department of Civil Rights and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Cases are won and lost on the facts, and Heidi is a meticulous investigator, digging deep into each matter so that she can properly assess the merits, formulate an appropriate strategy, and effectively advise her clients about likely outcomes as early in the proceedings as possible. She is driven to obtain the best possible results in even the most untenable situations.

Heidi’s representation of public and private school clients demonstrates both the depth and breadth of her practice. On any given day, she’s contending with employee terminations and wrongful discharge allegations, student and faculty disciplinary actions, personal injury and sexual abuse claims, and civil rights violations. Because students and their families are frequently involved or impacted by these often highly charged situations, Heidi must not only navigate the law and facts, but also guide her clients through intense public scrutiny and media attention.

Known for her aggressive advocacy, pragmatic and informed counsel, and high professional standards, Heidi has been selected as a Michigan Super Lawyer year over year, and has earned an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, an honor determined by her peers. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois, and her law degree from Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law.

Education

  • Ohio Northern University,
    Juris Doctor, 1980
  • University of Illinois,
    Bachelor of Arts in English, 1977

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Groups

  • State Bar of Michigan
    Labor & Employment, Negligence Law, and Master Lawyers Sections
  • Case Evaluator, Oakland County Circuit Court

Presentations

  • “Employment Practice Pitfalls,” Michigan Townships Association Annual Educational Conference, January 2012

Honors & Awards