Nicholas Roumel is a trial lawyer with over 30 years' experience. He has an excellent record in jury and bench trials, administrative hearings, arbitrations, and appeals. His primary areas of practice are:
Employment and Civil Rights Law - Counsel and litigation in all areas of discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, First Amendment, due process and wrongful discharge; contract review; non-competes; and severance packages. Nick is the chair of the Washtenaw County Bar Association Labor & Employment Section.
Labor Law - As a former union local president, Nick is well suited to provide representation to unions and their members in arbitration, unfair labor practice litigation, collective bargaining, and tenure cases. He has represented numerous professional educators, providing representation and counsel to teacher unions at the K-12 and university levels.
Education Law - With his experience on the Ann Arbor School Board, and in working for University of Michigan Student Legal Services for 14 years, Nick is uniquely suited to vigorously defend the rights of students, from K-12 to higher education, in suspension, expulsion, restraint, seclusion, assault and sexual assault, and students' rights cases of all types.
Personal Injury and Civil Rights - Nick has successfully sued the perpetrators of sexual assault, other personal injuries on behalf of child and adult victims, including police misconduct and excessive force cases.
Criminal - Nick has successfully represented criminal defendants for over 20 years, including numerous high profile University of Michigan athletes, with an excellent record of obtaining favorable verdicts and dismissals. He is well prepared to assist in defending first offenders and college students, as well as with expungement petitions, employment applications, and all criminal record issues.
Other Areas - include receivership, entertainment law, contract review, fraud, qui tam.
- Employment Law
- Civil Rights
- Education Law
- Appeals & Appellate
- Criminal Law
- Labor Law
- Police Misconduct
- Title IX Investigation
- Teacher Tenure Rights
- Contract Negotiations
- Workplace Discrimination
- Whistleblower | Retaliation
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- Contingent Fees
The amount of the fee shall be one third (1/3) of the total pre-tax value of all recovery, whether through settlement or judgment. For the purposes of fee calculation, the total value of recovery includes the fair monetary value of any benefits, gifts, or concessions obtained as a result of this representation. It does not include the costs or fees associated with any claim or judgment against you.
- 6th Circuit
- English: Spoken, Written
- Mr. Roumel has won over 40 trials, including nearly 20 jury trials, with a high verdict of $550,000 (Abdullah v. UPS)
- Wayne State University Law School
- J.D. (1984) | Law
- Activities: Free Legal Aid Clinic
- University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
- B.A. (1978) | Philosophy and Psychology
- Honors: graduated "with distinction"
- Super Lawyer
- Super Lawyers
- Michigan “Super Lawyer” in employment law (top 5% of practitioners), 2014 - 2017
- Michigan State Bar # 37056
- Michigan Association for Justice
- Washtenaw Association for Justice
- Washtenaw County Bar Association
- Chair, Labor & Employment Section
- American Civil Liberties Union
- Lawyers' Committee Co-Chair
- National Employment Law Association
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