Julie A. Gafkay

Julie A. Gafkay

Attorney at Law

jgafkay@gafkaylaw.com

Legal Background
Admitted to Practice Law in 1995

Practice Areas
Discrimination, Civil Rights, Age Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Gender Discrimination, Religious Discrimination, Sexual Harrassment, Whistleblowers’ Protection Act, Federal Employment Law, Family Medical Leave Act Claims, Americans with Disabilities Act Claims, Retaliation, Civil Litigation, Non-Competition/Covenant Not to Compete, Handbook drafting and review, Personal Injury, Michigan No-Fault, Automobile Accidents, Dog Bites, Wrongful Discharge, Contract drafting and review, LLC formation, and Operating Agreements.

Educational Background
James Madison College at Michigan State University, B.A. in Political Theory and Criminal Justice, December 1992

Whittier Law School, J.D., 1995

Court Admissions
US Supreme Court, 2010
US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1997
US Dist. Ct. Eastern District of Michigan, 1995
US Dist. Ct. Western District of Michigan, 1998
State Bar of Michigan, 1995

Professional Activities
Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
Member, Michigan Association of Justice
Michigan Association of Justice, Executive Board Member, 2012-2014
Michigan Association of Justice, Sustaining Member, 2012-2014
Adjunct, Saginaw Valley State University, MGT 422, Advanced Human Rescources, 2011-2014
State Bar of Michigan, Character & Fitness Committee Member, 2012-present
President, Saginaw County Bar Association, 2012-2013
Law Day Advisor, Saginaw County Bar Association, 2010 – present
Member, Saginaw County Bar Association
President, Great Lakes Bay Region, Women Lawyers of Michigan, 2009 – 2010
State Board of Directors, Women Lawyers of Michigan, 2010 – Present
Vice President, Women Lawyers of Michigan, present
Law Day – Chair, Saginaw County Bar Association, 2011-2012
Pro Bono Committee, Saginaw County Bar Association, 2009 – 2010
Director, Saginaw County Bar Association, 2009 – 2011
Vice President of the Board, Saginaw County Bar Association, 2011 – 2012
Member, Labor and Employment Law Section, State Bar of Michigan
Speaker for seminar on Employment Law for Pro Bono, 2010

Pro Bono/Community Service
Frankenmuth Morning Rotary – Youth Exchange Officer
Member of Fundraising Organizaton – 100+ Women Who Care
Secretary, Junction of Hope Board of Directors, 2011- 2013
Director, Junction of Hope Board of Directors, 2010 – 2013
Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce Member
Board Member, Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce
Member, Frankenmuth Morning Rotary Club, 2008 – Present
Director, Frankenmuth Morning Rotary Club, 2008 – 2010
Vice President, Frankenmuth Morning Rotary Club, 2010 – 2011
President, Frankenmuth Morning Rotary Club, 2011 – 2012
Frankenmuth Farmers Market Director, 2011-present
Frankenmuth Community Foundation, Board of Governors, 2011-present
Member, Frankenmuth Fine Arts Council

Other Outstanding Achievements
Selected for Women In Law by Michigan Lawyers’ Weekly, 2012
Michigan SuperLawyers from 2011-present
2015 selected for top 50 Women Lawyers in Michigan by SuperLawyers
2015 award for community service by the Saginaw County Bar Association

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