Chris M. Parfitt

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Troy, MI

Deneweth, Dugan & Parfitt, PC
 | 1175 West Long Lake Road, Troy, MI 48098
Phone: 248-290-0400
Fax: 248-290-0415
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008, 2010 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business (40%),
  • Employment & Labor (40%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Chris M. Parfitt is a partner at the highly respected law firm of Deneweth, Dugan & Parfitt, P.C., where he serves clients from the Detroit metropolitan area, southeastern Michigan and throughout the entire Midwest. At the firm, Mr. Parfitt focuses his practice on employment law, which includes assisting businesses with the creation of employee handbooks, representing the interests of business clients in wrongful termination, wage-and-hour, harassment and discrimination claims, employee discipline, and assisting clients with compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    Mr. Parfitt began his legal career in 1974 after earning his Juris Doctor from The University of Michigan Law School and his admission to the State Bar of Michigan. In 1988, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims also approved him to practice in its courtrooms. In the years that have passed since he began practicing law, Mr. Parfitt has earned a reputation in the legal community for providing outstanding services to his clients, as evidenced by his "Very Good" Avvo rating and his AV Preeminent* peer-rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

    In addition to recognizing attorney Parfitt for his abilities both in the courtroom and at the negotiating table, the legal and business communities have also recognized his extensive legal knowledge. He is a regular lecturer on construction and employment law topics and a valued member of a number of legal associations, including the Oakland County Bar Association and the American Bar Association. In addition to being an association member, Mr. Parfitt has also been a member of the Fidelity and Surety Law committees of both associations since 1978.

    *AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Construction Litigation
    • 40%Employment & Labor
    • 20%Business/Corporate
    Focus Areas

    Construction Defects, Employment Law - Employee, Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations


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    Super Lawyers: 2008, 2010 - 2020

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    About Chris Parfitt

    Admitted: 1974, Michigan

    Professional Webpage:


    • Phi Eta Sigma

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • United States Court of Federal Claims
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
    • Member, State Bar of Michigan, Labor and Employment Law Section
    • Member, American Bar Association, Fidelity and Surety Law Committee, 1978 - Present
    • Member, American Bar Association, Section on Torts and Insurance
    • Member, American Bar Association, Forum Committee on Construction Industry
    • Member, Oakland County Bar Association, Fidelity and Surety Law Committee, 1978 - Present
    • Member, Oakland County Bar Association, Section on Torts and Insurance
    • Member, Oakland County Bar Association, Forum Committee on Construction Industry
    • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1988
    • Michigan, 1974
    • University of Michigan Alumni Association
    • Detroit SHRM
    • Member, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Detroit Economic Club

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Lecture, Troy Chamber of Commerce on Employment law


    Educational Background:

    • University of Detroit, B.A., magna cum laude, 1970

    Industry Groups

    • Business Formation
    • Construction
    • Construction Litigation
    • Corporate Litigation
    • Employer
    • Independent Contractor
    • Liens
    • Unemployment Appeals
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    Office Location for Chris M. Parfitt

    1175 West Long Lake Road
    Troy, MI 48098

    Phone: 248-290-0400

    Fax: 248-290-0415

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    Last Updated: 3/24/2020

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