AREAS OF PRACTICE: employment discrimination and wrongful termination, employment and consumer class actions, alternative dispute resolution, commercial litigation and personal injury law.
EDUCATION: Larry is an honors graduate from Mercy College of Detroit with degrees in Law Enforcement and Business Administration. He has his masters degree with honors from The University of Detroit (Criminal Justice). He is a graduate of the Metropolitan Police Academy. He received his law degree from the University of Toledo.
EXPERIENCE: Larry has held various management positions in both Municipal and County Government. He is a former police officer, Executive Assistant to The Mayor, Special Projects Manager (overseeing construction of a city golf course and new police station), and Director of Public Safety for the City of Taylor. He held management positions within Wayne County at the Juvenile Detention Center, Mental Health, Environmental Health and has designed and administered promotional examinations for various county departments while assigned to the personnel department. He has done extensive employee training in topics ranging from sexual harassment to non-physical crisis intervention.
Larry has held positions as Chairman of the Taylor Fire and Police Retirement Board, President of The Fraternal Order of Police (Lodge 123), President of The Taylor Police Officer's Association and District 4 Labor Director for the Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council. He has negotiated labor contracts "from both sides of the table".
Larry was an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Detroit where he taught classes in Police Administration, Criminal Investigation, Juvenile Law, Labor Relations and Juvenile Delinquency.
Larry was Taylor's first Officer of the Year in 1978. He has coached youth baseball, basketball and soccer.
MILITARY: Larry served in the United States Air Force for 4 years. Larry is an honorably discharged Vietnam Veteran. He attained the rank of Sergeant. He is a life member in the V.F.W. He served at duty stations in North Dakota, Texas and Europe, as well as the Republic of South Vietnam.
PERSONAL: Larry has been married to his wife Kim for 34 years. They have three grown children. Larry likes to read, fish, play basketball, raise horses and spend time with his family. Larry is not only a lawyer with the firm but he is also a successful former client of Jim Fett. His own personal experience has resulted in a keen appreciation for the injustices that occur in the workplace.