William L. Hooth


Mr. William Hooth concentrates his practice in the areas of labor and employment law. His practice includes all aspects of labor and employment law including NLRB proceedings, civil rights and wrongful discharge litigation, contract negotiations, arbitration, and union election campaigns. He represents employers in both the private and public sectors.

Mr. Hooth began his career at General Motors in labor relations; then moved to Burroughs where he was the Managing Labor Counsel, representing Burroughs in both the domestic and international areas before moving to private practice in 1975. He is one of the founding members of the firm.

Mr. Hooth has represented clients at all levels, including companies such as Burroughs/Unisys, Masco/MascoTech (Metaldyne), Atlas Copco, Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, and Flex-N-Gate, Inc. in employment matters.

Mr. Hooth 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
  • Litigation
  • Municipal


  • University of Michigan, B.A., J.D.

Admitted to Practice

  • Michigan 1967
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan 1967
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court 1983