Andrew T. Baran, Chair of the Employment and Labor Law Section


Mr. Andrew Baran concentrates his practice in matters relating to employment and commercial disputes, including cases involving breach of contract, discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, and agreements restricting competition.  He has a broad experience as a counselor and advisor to employers across the Midwest, and provides proactive assistance  in  avoiding  disputes  and  legal  exposure  while  achieving  the  employer’s desired objectives.  Mr. Baran has negotiated many executive employment agreements.

Mr. Baran has extensive litigation experience in both federal and state courts and, regularly handles cases before federal and state agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights and the National Labor Regulations Board. He also frequently represents employers in connection with issues relating to labor unions, including elections, contract negotiation and arbitration.

Mr.  Baran  has  an  “AV”  Peer  Review  Rating  from  Martindale-Hubbell,  the  highest ranking by peers for general ethical standards and legal ability.


Practice Areas

  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Litigation
  • Municipal


  • Harvard University, A.B., cum laude
  • Wayne State University, J.D., cum laude

Admitted to Practice

  • Michigan: 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit: 1982