Mary Ellen Gurewitz, Of Counsel
Phone: (313) 496-9441
Fax: (313) 965-4602
Email: Contact me directly
Areas of Practice
Mary Ellen Gurewitz joined Sachs Waldman in 1979, became a shareholder in 1984, has served on its Board of Directors and is currently of counsel to the firm.
Ms. Gurewitz represents labor organizations in both the private
and public sectors. She represents clients in all forums,
including before state and federal trial and appellate courts,
in arbitration, and in administrative practice before the
National Labor Relations Board and the Michigan Employment
Relations Commission. In addition, she has frequently written
and spoken on labor law subjects to lawyers, law students,
and union officers and members.
Ms. Gurewitz also practices in the field of political and
election law. She provides representation to the Michigan
Democratic Party and has represented many candidates, candidate
committees, and ballot question committees in election related
matters, including ballot access, campaign finance, and election
canvasses and recounts. She has represented union and political
clients in many cases raising both federal and state constitutional
issues and has argued these cases at all levels of the Michigan
Court System, as well as in the Federal District Courts and
the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ms. Gurewitz graduated, Cum Laude, from the University of
Michigan in 1965, with a B.A. in Economics. She graduated,
Magna Cum Laude, from Wayne State University Law School in
1974. She clerked for Judge James P. Churchill of the United
States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
From 1975 until 1979 she worked as a field attorney for the
National Labor Relations Board, Seventh Region, in Detroit,