Mark R. Filipp

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Troy, MI

Kemp Klein Law Firm
 | 201 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 600
Troy, MI 48084
Phone: 248-817-4439
Fax: 248-528-5129
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (60%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (30%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Mark R. Filipp is a director and shareholder at Kemp Klein Law Firm in Troy, Michigan. Mr. Filipp practices labor and employment law, serving clients throughout the state of Michigan. He has more than three decades of litigation experience, has handled cases in Michigan state and federal courts and has experience with cases involving defamation, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower actions and wrongful discharge.

Recognized for his contributions to the legal profession, Mr. Filipp holds an AV Preeminent* peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell. He is listed in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America” and has been named one of 2017’s “Top Lawyers” by DBusiness magazine.

As a complement to his law practice, Mr. Filipp has authored several articles and books on employment law related topics and regularly speaks on employment law subjects. He provides training to employers on minimizing the risk of litigation and previously taught an employment law course at Schoolcraft College Continuing Education and Professional Development.

Mr. Filipp is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and has served in leadership roles within the organization over the years. He also belongs to the Oakland County Bar Association and the American Bar Association’s labor and employment law section.

After graduating with honors from Michigan State University, Mr. Filipp earned his law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. He is admitted to practice in all Michigan state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

*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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment Litigation (60%)

Employment & Labor (30%)

Business Litigation (10%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2018 - 2019

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About Mark Filipp

Admitted: 1982, Michigan

Professional Webpage:


  • Top Lawyers, DBusiness Magazine’s List, 2017
  • Leading Lawyer, Employment Law: Management, 2018
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & Employment, American Lawyer Media, 2013
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2006 - 2007
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & Employment, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
  • Recipient, Clarence M. Burton Scholar Award, University of Detroit School of Law, 1981
  • Best Lawyers in America, Litigation: Labor and Employment, 2019
  • Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition, 2008

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Michigan, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
  • State Bar of Michigan, Law Practice Management Section, Chairperson-Elect, 1997 - 1998
  • American Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Committee, Past Chairperson
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • State Bar of Michigan, Law Practice Management Section, Secretary/Treasurer, 1996 - 1997
  • State Bar of Michigan, Labor and Employment Law Section, Member, 1996 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State Bar of Michigan, Law Practice Management Section, Chairperson, 1998 - 1999
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Editor-in-chief, Law Review, University of Detroit School of Law, 1981
  • Employment Law Answer Book (Wolters Kluwer) (5th through 9th Editions, and Annual Supplements), Co-Author, 1997 - Present
  • The Practical Guide to Employment Law (Wolters Kluwer), Annual Supplements, 2004 - Present
  • Covenants Not To Compete (Wolters Kluwer), 3rd Edition and Annual Supplements, 2001 - Present
  • Salary Requirements Significantly Increase for Exempt Employees on 12/01/2016, Commentator, Fall 2016
  • Unpaid Internships Could Be Illegal, Commentator, Fall 2010
  • Employment Law Series, Schoolcraft College Continuing Education Services, Faculty

Educational Background:

  • Michigan State University, B.A., with Honors, 1978
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Office Location for Mark R. Filipp

201 West Big Beaver Road
Suite 600
Troy, MI 48084

Phone: 248-817-4439

Fax: 248-528-5129

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Last Updated: 4/5/2019

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