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Donald J. GasiorekOf counsel

Donald J. Gasiorek Lawyer
Areas of Practice
  • Age Discrimination

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Civil Rights

  • Class Actions

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Corporate/Partnership Disputes

  • Employee Benefits

  • Employment and Labor Litigation

  • Executive Compensation

  • General Civil Litigation

  • Handicappers Civil Rights

  • Legal Malpractice

  • Professional Licensure

  • Sexual Harassment

  • Wrongful Discharge


“Success for you is our job.”

We know how important your job and career are to you. When they have been taken away, you want someone by your side who shares that concern and recognizes that providing a remedy for that wrong will affect the way you live the rest of your life. As a lawyer, I have been committed to that fight for more than 30 years. 


Donald J. Gasiorek graduated cum laude from Detroit College of Law in 1975, after receiving his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University in 1970. Subsequent to law school, he clerked in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan with then-Chief Judge Fred W. Kaess.


After successfully completing his clerkship, he was employed with Friedman, Meyers & Keyes, a Detroit law firm that merged with Schlussel, Lifton, Simon, Rands, Kaufman, Lesinski & Jackier of Southfield, Michigan. At those firms, he practiced primarily in the area of commercial litigation. In 1981, he joined the law firm of Sommers, Schwartz, Silver & Schwartz, P.C., and developed an employment section that concentrates on all aspects of employment law, including, but not limited to, wrongful termination, discrimination, civil rights, and labor management relations. From 2008 through 2023, Mr. Gasiorek continued his employment litigation practice at Gasiorek, Morgan, Greco, McCauley & Kotzian, P.C. 


He has successfully litigated many employment-related cases on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. From 1978 through 1988, he served as an adjunct professor of Law at Detroit College of Law, developing and teaching the senior-level Trial Litigation and Advocacy Program. Mr. Gasiorek is a member of the American Bar Association, Michigan Bar Association, Oakland County Bar Association, and Detroit Bar Association, maintaining membership in the appropriate employment-related committees. He is a frequent lecturer on employment law.


Since 1993, Mr. Gasiorek has been listed in Woodward & White's Best Lawyers in America. Since 2006, Mr. Gasiorek has been selected as one of the Top 100 Michigan SuperLawyers.  In 2014, Mr. Gasiorek was recognized by Hour Magazine as one of the Top 50 Consumer Lawyers in Michigan.  He has also been “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 2000.”

Honors and Accomplishments
  • Lead counsel in many civil rights matters resulting in verdicts in excess of $1 million

  • Counsel in a class action suit against Henry Ford Hospital, resulting in a multimillion-dollar settlement

  • Listed in Woodward & White’s Best Lawyers in America, since 1993

  • Listed in Top 100 Michigan Superlawyers since 2006

  • Successfully argued many matters before the Michigan Court of Appeals, Michigan Supreme Court, and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, which included several landmark cases in the area of employment law

  • Employment litigation counsel to the Nineteenth District Court, City of Southfield, City of Taylor, the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association, City of Ecorse, and City of River Rouge

  • American Arbitration Association Arbitrator

  • Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2012

  • Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan, New York Times, 2006 to present

  • Hour Magazine Top 50 Consumer Lawyers in Michigan, 2013 to present

Memberships and Activities
  • Speaker, Lorman Business Center, Inc., Council on Education in Management and various organizations

  • Speaker, ICLE

  • Member, Detroit Bar Association

  • Member, Michigan Bar Association

  • Member, Oakland County Bar Association

  • Member, American Bar Association

  • Clerk, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan with Chief     

  • Judge Fred W. Kaess

  • Adjunct Professor of Law at Detroit College of Law, 1978–88

  • Member, Board of Directors of Western Golf & Country Club

  • Member, Board of Directors, ACLU of Michigan, Oakland County Branch


Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan, 1970
J.D., cum laude, Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Michigan, 1975

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