Richard G. Mack Jr.
Richard G. Mack, Jr. received a dual Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) in Economics and Political Science, in 1995. He then received a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School in 1998. At Wayne State University Law School, he founded and was the first editor-in-chief of the law school's second scholarly law journal, The Journal of Law in Society. This journal addresses legal issues from a progressive perspective.
Richard rejected offers of corporate representation for fear that he would have to take a position against working class individuals. He considers himself blessed to have found the field of labor and employment law, representing unions and working people. He became partner at the Miller Cohen, PLC law firm in 2011.
As an attorney, he has secured millions of dollars in judgments for his union and individual clients. His noteworthy victories include: more than a million dollars for 36th District Court employees who were illegally “furloughed”, back pay awards for hundreds of city of Detroit employees illegally laid off, awards for retirees on fixed incomes who faced illegal reductions in compensation and health care, and many more. After suing Wayne County under the First Amendment and Michigan’s Whistleblower statute for firing an employee who complained about pollution in a Michigan river, the litigation not only brought a substantial financial payout to the client, but a state-led investigation and other measures brought about an improvement in the pollution problem.
He was named a Super Lawyer in Michigan for the years 2011, 2012 and 2013. He served four years on the board of the Labor and Employment Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Richard often lectures for Wayne State University Labor Studies Center, the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, and various unions and organizations. He is also a Director on the Executive Board of the Detroit Branch NAACP. He is active in his home church, and is a member of the Wolverine Bar Association, the National Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. Richard is married to Pamela, and has one son, Jeremiah.
Areas of Practice
- Employment Discrimination
- Labor Law
- Employment Law
- Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
- Law Journal: The Journal of Law in Society, Editor-in-Chief
- University of Michigan
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Citizens for Affirmative Action Preservation, Member
- The NAACP, Member
- National Bar Association, Member
- American Bar Association, Member
- Wolverine Bar Association, Member