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David A. Kotzian

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Farmington Hills, MI

Gasiorek, Morgan, Greco, McCauley & Kotzian, PC
30500 Northwestern Hwy, Suite 425
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Phone: 248-865-0001
Fax: 248-865-0002
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021
Licensed in Michigan Since: 1985
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (50%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (30%), Employment & Labor: Employer (20%)
Attorney Profile

An experienced mediator, arbitrator and independent investigator, David A. Kotzian represents clients in the Detroit metropolitan area in matters of employment law. A partner at Gasiorek, Morgan, Greco, McCauley and Kotzian P.C., his practice focuses on commercial litigation, severance agreements, employment agreements, sales commissions, Family and Medical Leave Act, wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation and whistleblower issues.

Since 2001, Mr. Kotzian has been included in the list of the Best Lawyers of America. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and in 2009 was elected to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Kotzian attended the University of Michigan, where he graduated with highest distinction in 1981 with an undergraduate degree in economics and mathematics. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School, graduating magna cum laude, and then studied to earn a Ph.D. in economics.

A member of the State Bar of Michigan, he is involved with the labor and employment law section. Mr. Kotzian is also a member of the Oakland County Bar Association and the American Arbitration Association’s National Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators and is an employment panel case evaluator for the Mediation Tribunal Association and for Oakland Mediation Center. An engaging speaker and author, he has presented on topics related to employment litigation to the Council on Education in Management, the Oakland County Bar Association, the Michigan Court Administrators Association, the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the National Employment Lawyers Association and the American Arbitration Association.

* 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.

About David A. Kotzian

First Admitted: 1985, Michigan

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Educational Background

  • University of Michigan, Ph.D. in Economics (Dissertation: An Economic Analysis of Employment Discrimination), 1987
  • University of Michigan, Bachelors in Mathematics and Economics with Highest Distinction, 1981

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Extensive experience as author and seminar speaker on topics regarding employment rights litigation, including programs and publications by the American Arbitration Association, State Bar Labor and Employment Law Section, National Employment Lawyers Association, the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Michigan Court Administration Association, the Oakland County Bar Association, and Council on Education in Management

Bar/Professional Activity

  • State Bar of Michigan, Labor and Employment Law, Past Section Council Member
  • Employment Panel Case Evaluator for Oakland County Mediation and Wayne County Mediation Tribunal
  • Roster of Neutral Employment Law Arbitrators and Mediators, American Arbitration Association
  • Past Chair, Oakland County Bar Association, Employment Law Committee
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2013


  • Top 10 Lawyers in Michigan by Super Lawyers, 2009 - 2013
  • Order of the Coif, University of Michigan Law School, 1984
  • Elected to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in 2009
  • Top 5 Lawyers for Consumers in Michigan by Super Lawyers, 2013, 2015 - 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America in Employment Law, 2001
  • Lawyer of the Year, Employment Law - Individuals, 2018
  • AV Rating, Martindale Hubbell

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Office Location for David A. Kotzian

30500 Northwestern Hwy
Suite 425
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Last Updated: 3/10/2021

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