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Marlo Bruch

Marlo Bruch

Bruch Law Offices, PLLC
  • Employment Law, Family Law, Social Security Disability...
  • Michigan
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Ms. Bruch has extensive expertise and great success in Plaintiff Employment Law employee issues such as: non-compete agreements and severance packages, contracts, torts, constitutional claims, The Family and Medical Leave Act, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission representation; Discrimination for color, gender, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion and sexual orientation; harassment for color, national origin, race; sexual harassment including but not limited to adverse action and termination and retaliation; Michigan Department of Civil Rights representation; Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency representation and Michigan Whistleblowers’ Protection Act; questions relating to the Fair Labor Standards Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and Michigan's Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act; drafting and arguing motions, trial practice and mediation, drafting all manner of pleadings, developing case strategy, preparing witnesses and taking and defending depositions. She has great success with State of Michigan unemployment compensation cases including initial filings, Administrative Law Judge hearings, appeals, Michigan Compensation Appellate Commission appeals, circuit court appeals, drafting all manner of pleadings, and other related matters. Ms. Bruch has extensive experience in Family law issues such as divorce, custody, child support, parenting time and visitation rights, and prenuptial agreements. She also handles cases involving elder law, working to ensure the client’s legal rights to quality care including drafting power of attorney, (financial and medical), conservatorships, and guardianships are met. Ms. Bruch also has great success for Social Security Disability/Supplemental Income and understands what it takes to win benefits for a client. Her expertise includes initial applications, Administrative Law Judge hearings, appeals, and all other related matters.

Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Social Security Disability
  • Elder Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    60 Minute Free Consulatations
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    To the extent that I reasonably can, I will inform you what your fee will be on your first visit. I always encourage a frank, open discussion about my fees with each client.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
6th Circuit
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney & Counselor at Law
Bruch Law Offices, PLLC
- Current
Ms. Bruch has extensive expertise and great success in Plaintiff Employment Law employee issues such as: non-compete agreements and severance packages, contracts, torts, constitutional claims, The Family and Medical Leave Act, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission representation; Discrimination for color, gender, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion and sexual orientation; harassment for color, national origin, race; sexual harassment including but not limited to adverse action and termination and retaliation; Michigan Department of Civil Rights representation; Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency representation and Michigan Whistleblowers’ Protection Act; questions relating to the Fair Labor Standards Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and Michigan's Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act; drafting and arguing motions, trial practice and mediation, drafting all manner of pleadings, developing case strategy, preparing witnesses and taking and defending depositions. She has great success with State of Michigan unemployment compensation cases including initial filings, Administrative Law Judge hearings, appeals, Michigan Compensation Appellate Commission appeals, circuit court appeals, drafting all manner of pleadings, and other related matters. Ms. Bruch has extensive experience in Family law issues such as divorce, custody, child support, parenting time and visitation rights, and prenuptial agreements. She also handles cases involving elder law, working to ensure the client’s legal rights to quality care including drafting power of attorney, (financial and medical), conservatorships, and guardianships are met. Ms. Bruch also has great success for Social Security Disability/Supplemental Income and understands what it takes to win benefits for a client. Her expertise includes initial applications, Administrative Law Judge hearings, appeals, and all other related matters.
Of-Counsel (Attorney & Counselor at Law)
Fixel Law Offices, PLLC
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Through Fixel Law Offices PLLC, Marlo Bruch was employed as Of-Counsel. Ms Bruch gained extensive experience in Plaintiff Labor and Employment, School Law, and General Litigation. As well as experience in addressing all types of employment/academic questions, including those relating to the FMLA, FLSA, ADA, ADEA, Title VII, Rehab Act, ELCRA, and Title IX. Experience in drafting and arguing motions, trial practice, mediation, drafting all manner of pleadings, developing case strategy, preparing witnesses and taking and defending depositions. Experience with SSI/SSD cases including initial applications, ALJ hearings, appeals and all other related matters for representation. And experience with State of Michigan unemployment compensation cases including initial filings, ALJ hearings, appeals, MCAC appeals, circuit court appeals, drafting all manner of pleadings and other related matters for representation.
Client Account Coordinator
Dykema Gossett PLLC
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In Dykema Gossett PLLC, Marlo Bruch handled billing and collections for the Lansing, Grand Rapids and Chicago (2002-2004) offices of Major Midwest Law Firm. She did research, investigation and resolving of billing and collection disputes and discrepancies. There was also compilation of monthly and quarterly data of collections, unapplied cash, retainers and contingencies for reporting purposes.
Education
Michigan State University
J.D. (2007) | Law
Attended Michigan State University College of Law and graduated with a Juris Doctor in May of 2007.
Activities: Worked as a Tax Clinician practicing law under MCR 8.120 at Michigan State University College of Law Tax Clinic.
Awards
Rising Star Recognition
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Michigan State Bar # 70362
Member
- Current
State Bar of Michigan Character and Fitness Committee
Member
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American Bar Association
Member
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Grand Rapids Bar Association
Member
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National Employment Lawyers Association
Member
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Federal Bar Association
Member
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Labor and Employment Group of the Grand Rapids Bar Association
Chair
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Labor and Employment Group of the Grand Rapids Bar Association
Vice-Chair
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Certifications
Post-baccalaureate Legal Assistant (Certificate)
Lansing Community College
Websites & Blogs
Website
Bruch Law Office Website
Legal Answers
11 Questions Answered

Q. My work has not paid me what can i do i also feel that the owner violated my personal space is there anything i can do
A: You can file an online complaint regarding the non payment of wages at the Michigan LARA Office of Wage and Hour online. It is not clear about the other issue. I recommend you contact an employment attorney in your area for a consultation.
Q. Information retaining an unbundled attorney or legal aid . I was terminated. I need to write a response to a motion
A: As a tenured teacher, you have more legal rights than an at will employee in Michigan. I recommend that you contact an employment law attorney in your area to assist you. The Tenure Commission has strict court rules and requirements just like a regular court. The school district attorneys know you may be at a legal disadvantage and it is worth to at least speak to an attorney to advocate for your rights and to explain the law to you.
Q. I quit my job, now they stopped my payment for my last bonus for our previous quarter, for work I've already done.
A: I recommend that you contact an employment attorney in your area. If this is from Michigan, you can contact the Office of Wage and Hour to see if you can file a claim to recover payment.
Q. Can I be terminated for recording a plant meeting?
A: In Michigan, there are laws that if a person is not part of the conversation, that the others being recorded have to give consent. If you have concerns, I recommend you contact am employment attorney in your area.
Q. I have been offered a position as an employee...am I?
A: I recommend that you contact an employment attorney in your area to review the agreement and go over the facts of your case. More information is needed to determine your employment status.
Q. Can my employer hold my Pay check pending an invitation. It's been 3 weeks no letter no call no check.
A: It is unclear what the investigation is about. I recommend you contact the Michigan Office of Wage and Hour to file a complaint for the unpaid monies and contact an employment attorney in your area for the same.
Q. Recourse for Failure to Notify of Non-Renewal of Contract/Past Practices Question - Union CBA
A: I recommend that your wife bring all of her employment documents, CBA and contracts to a local employment law attorney to review who also handles education law. Without seeing the actual language, it is difficult to make a recommendation.
Q. My work just demoted me for not being able to work as hard because of doctor restriction. I have a herniated disc
A: Regardless of not initially filing a workers compensation claim, I recommend that you do contact a workers compensation attorney regarding this issue. There may also be other unlawful violations, but that is where you should start first because in Michigan a workers compensation claim is the exclusive legal cause of action for injuries sustained on the job.
Q. Is the severance offer fair and should I sign it under the circumstances of my release after 12 yrs employment.
A: I recommend that you contact an employment attorney in your area to go over the agreement before you sign. This forum is too general to give an appropriate response.
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Bruch Law Offices PLLC
5955 West Main Suite 224-255
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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Telephone: (269) 312-8169
Cell: (269) 924-9450
Fax: (269) 743-1181