Nemeth Law, P.C.
Ms. Brouwer practices exclusively in labor and employment law, with particular experience in the defense of lawsuits against employers, including claims of race, age, religion, national origin, gender and disability discrimination, harassment and retaliation, as well as FLSA, FMLA and non-competition suits. She also provides harassment training and conducts discrimination and harassment investigations for employers. She has extensive experience in appearing before administrative agencies, including the EEOC, MDCR, MIOSHA, OSHA and the NLRB. She also appears frequently before the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Before joining Nemeth Law in 2004, Ms. Brouwer served as general counsel for the UAW Legal Services Plans, an employee benefit plan funded by the automobile companies to provide prepaid legal services to eligible auto workers. In that capacity, she defended labor, employment and ERISA claims, as well as legal malpractice suits. She also headed that firm’s appellate practice.
Ms. Brouwer earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master’s degrees from the University of Michigan, where she studied history and English literature. She received a Juris Doctor degree from Wayne State University Law School in 1980. She co-authored the Wayne Law Review’s Annual Survey of Employment and Labor Law from 2005-2010 and 2012, 2014-2015, 2019, and frequently presents seminars on emerging employment law issues. These combined experiences have allowed Ms. Brouwer to develop exceptional writing and advocacy skills, which she now employs to provide effective and successful representation to her clients.