Mary Ann Cartwright
Employment & Labor Law
Health Care Industry
Mary Ann has experience in insurance defense, including medical malpractice and workers compensation. However, her primary practice areas are Labor and Employment Law, School and Public Sector Law, Health Care Law, and Workers Compensation Law. She represents public, private and non-profit organizations and handles litigation in administrative, state and federal courts.
Her practice involves working with and counseling clients on a frequent basis relative to the following areas of law: EEOC/MDCR complaints and procedures, MIOSHA/OSHA regulations and policy development, DOT regulations, FLSA, FMLA and Department of Labor regulations and development of policies, Affirmative Action Plans (OFCCP compliance), National Labor Relations regulations, HIPAA, Health Care and various other employment and labor related issues as they relate to State and Federal Regulations. She a frequent speaker on all types of labor and employment topics including but not limited to: Sexual Harassment, Family Medical Leave, Union Campaigns, Fair Labor Standards Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and Workers Compensation.
Prior to joining Rhoades McKee in 1981, Mary Ann worked for the City of Kalamazoo handling a variety of criminal and civil litigation matters.
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Juris Doctor
Grand Valley State College, Bachelor of Science
United States Circuit Court of Appeals - 6th Circuit
United States District Court - Eastern District of Michigan
United States District Court - Western District of Michigan
United States District Court - Northern District of Indiana
Awards and Recognition
- Martindale Hubbell, AV® Preeminent Rating
- Hope Network Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award, 2005
- American Jurisprudence Labor Law Book Award
- Grand Rapids Bar Association
- State Bar of Michigan
- Ottawa County Community Mental Health Board, Board Member
- Reentry Employment Resource Center, Board Member