George Washington

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Detroit, MI

Scheff and Washington, P.C.
 | 615 Griswold Street, Suite 910
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313-963-1921
Fax: 313-963-7587
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1976
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (70%),
  • Civil Rights (30%)
Attorney Profile

George B. Washington is a member and co-founder of Scheff and Washington, P.C., located in Detroit, Michigan. Focusing his practice primarily on labor and employment law, he provides representation to area clients who have been the victims of workplace sexual or racial harassment or discrimination, or who have been wrongfully terminated. Mr. Washington has also represented several labor unions, including the Teamsters, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, and the United Automobile Workers, in arbitration proceedings, lawsuits, and unfair labor practices hearings. In addition to his labor and employment practice, Mr. Washington has assisted people who have been the victims of police brutality or other wrongful acts committed by law enforcement authorities.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Washington attended Harvard University and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1969. Remaining in Cambridge, he pursued his legal studies at Harvard Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1973. Admitted to practice before all Michigan and Massachusetts state courts, Mr. Washington is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 1st, 6th and 9th Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Among the many honors that Mr. Washington has received during his long and distinguished career is a resolution from the Detroit City Council recognizing him for his efforts in prevailing in a case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit that struck down a provision of the Michigan Constitution that had prohibited affirmative action programs. His fellow attorneys have taken note of these and other successes, as evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Employment & Labor
  • 30%Civil Rights
Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Race Discrimination, Discrimination


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Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020

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About George Washington

Admitted: 1976, Michigan

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States Court of Eastern Districts of Michigan
  • United States Court of Western Districts of Michigan
  • United States Districts Courts of Massachusetts
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lectured at Wayne State Law School, Wayne State University Labor School, Michigan Trial Lawyers, National Lawyers’ Guild national conferences

Educational Background:

  • Harvard College, B.A. magna cum laude, 1969
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Office Location for George Washington

615 Griswold Street
Suite 910
Detroit, MI 48226

Phone: 313-963-1921

Fax: 313-963-7587

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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