David John Masud

David John Masud

Dave is a proven problem solver with more than 30 years of labor law experience. While Dave places a premium on preventative strategies and positive solutions in the practice of workplace law, he is also ready to take on any …

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Gary D. Patterson

Gary D. Patterson

Gary Patterson joined the firm in 1991. His experience includes labor arbitration, grievance resolution, collective bargaining and workers’ compensation. He has distinguished himself as a frequent speaker and instructor on …

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Kraig M. Schutter

Kraig M. Schutter

Kraig is a dedicated professional with 20 years of success in solving problems and representing clients in various labor and employment law concerns. His “sub-specialties” include union avoidance, grievance arbitration, …

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Elizabeth L. Peters

Elizabeth L. Peters

Since Liz has been practicing in the Great Lakes Bay Region, she has established herself as a fierce defense attorney who successfully represents the interests of the clients she serves. Detail oriented and a creative strategist, …

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Richard R. Vary

Richard R. Vary

Before joining the firm, Richard Vary was an Assistant United States Attorney and president and shareholder of a litigation law firm. He has been an instructor, commentator, and author on labor and employment law and trial …

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Brian P. Swanson

Brian P. Swanson

Brian has a strong reputation among his clients, peers, and community as a tireless, passionate, and aggressive attorney. This strong reputation is a product of his dedication and expertise in his field.

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Joshua J. Leadford

Joshua J. Leadford

Josh Leadford is a partner with Masud Labor Law Group, and joined the firm in 2011. Josh takes a no-nonsense approach to the practice of law and zealously defends his clients' interests. Josh is recognized by his clients and …

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Brian W. Boyd

Brian W. Boyd

Brian Boyd joined Masud Labor Law Group as an associate attorney in 2017. Since that time, Brian has taken a comprehensive approach to the law to solve the complex problems faced by our clients.

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Sherri K. Gnatkowski

Sherri K. Gnatkowski

Sherri K. Gnatkowski, who assisted in establishing the firm, has extensive labor and employment experience as a legal assistant. In addition to assisting David Masud in client matters, Sherri serves as law firm manager, responsible for office administration, accounting, and staff supervision.

Office Staff

Legal assistants, Lisa Reagan, Beth Bauer and Lee Schreiber, along with paralegal, Heather Dennis, have over seventy years of cumulative experience in providing support in the area of labor and employment law. Receptionist, Debbie Totten, and bookkeeper, Dellet Poellet, comprise the remainder of our talented staff.

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When we faced the threat of closing our doors due to theft of trade secrets and unfair competition by a former employee, we reached out to Masud Labor Law Group. Their stunning victory in court crushed the opposition. Through their prompt and aggressive litigation strategy, Masud Labor Law Group saved our family business. – Darrell Komar President Alma Bolt Company

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