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Clifford L. Hammond

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Clifford Hammond is a member of Foster Swift's Employers Services practice group in the Southfield and Lansing offices where he focuses his practice on employment and labor law counsel and litigation. He has extensive experience with the National Labor Relations Act, Michigan Employment Relations Commission, Federal and State Courts, State and Federal administrative agency proceedings, collective bargaining, arbitration, mediation, union avoidance, employment litigation, and dispute resolution.

He is well versed in employment and labor law and regularly conducts seminars to groups, including: The American Hospital Association, American Society of Employers, Michigan Health and Hospital Association, Airport Minority Advisory Council, Michigan Public Employer Labor Relations Association, Lansing Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, and the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber. Clifford has also written publications on unionization trends, the National Labor Relations Board, developments in employment law, The Affordable Care Act; employee classification determinations, developments in wage and hour law, and handling employee discipline and counseling.

He is also co-chair of the Labor & Employment Committee for the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, as well as a member of the Defense Research Institute, and Michigan Council of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Honors & Recognitions

Michigan Super Lawyers, "Rising Star" 2015

Michigan Lawyers Weekly, "Up & Coming Lawyer" 2010


Memberships & Affiliations

Legal Affiliations:
  • State Bar of Michigan, Member
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, Labor & Employment Committee, Co-chair
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Michigan Council of the Society for Human Resource Management, Member
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Oakland County Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Michigan State Bar Foundation, Fellow
Community Involvement:
  • Michigan Masons, Member
  • Parent Teacher Association Member- Livonia, Michigan
  • Oakland County Prosecutor's Foundation for Kids, Board Member



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Widener University School of Law, J.D. 2000

University of Delaware, B.A.

Bar and Court Admissions


U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the Nothern District of Indiana