Practice Areas

Dobbs & Neidle, P.C., is a multi-service law firm that continues to successfully serve the legal needs of its dynamic clients. We are proud to serve as counsel to leading businesses, law firms, non-profit organizations, public entities, and individuals. Please click on the practice areas below to learn more about our expertise in the following areas:

Insurance Defense

When litigation can't be avoided, we dedicate the comprehensive resources necessary to ensure that our clients prevail. Our firm handles all aspects of insurance representation, including the defense of insurers, insureds and self-insureds in: Employment Practices Liability (EPL) Directors & Officers (D&O) Errors & Omissions (E&O – miscellaneous professional liability) Lawyers Professional Liability (LPL) Mass tort claims Product liability Insurance bad faith Construction Premises liability (including private, business and recreational facilities) Workers' compensation Automobile negligence (first and third party litigation) Architects & Engineers Accountants Cyber Risk Realtors Insurance Agents & Brokers Health Care Institutions Financial Institutions Title Agencies & Agents Educational Institutions Accounts Receivables Management Defense of other types of personal injury and negligence actions Our lawyers draft opinions regarding coverage obligations and ...  Read More

Commercial Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Litigation can have a significant impact on a company's ability to achieve its business objectives. Dobbs & Neidle helps companies involved in commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution to assess their options and make decisions consistent with their goals.Litigation is usually a last resort, but should it become unavoidable, our lawyers are tenacious litigators with a proven track record of successfully resolving cases on our clients' behalf.  Our attorneys professionally and aggressively defend our client's interests in complex litigation and alternative dispute resolution proceedings across a broad range of industries.  The practice relies on proper pretrial preparation, discovery tactics, dispositive ...  Read More

Employment Law

Dobbs & Neidle represents employers in reference to all aspects of employment law and labor relations.Whether you are facing complex employment litigation, arbitration, proceedings before a state agency or negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement, we can help. We provide regular assistance with a wide range of employment issues and contracts, whether you need an employment contract, a non-competition agreement, a stock purchase agreement, or a separation agreement our attorneys have the necessary expertise to negotiate, review and draft these documents. We have successfully represented employers before state and federal agencies, in arbitration and in wrongful discharge litigation and seek ...  Read More

Corporate Law

Dobbs & Neidle offers full-service corporate legal services. In addition to litigation and arbitration the firm has significant experience in handling an array of business and financial transactions, including business formations, mergers and acquisitions, developing creative financing alternatives, developing international markets, and counseling clients about all aspects of regulatory matters. The firm acts as general counsel to clients engaged in industrial, consulting, telecommunications, commercial, service and non-profit activities. We seek to protect our clients with contracts between vendors, suppliers, clients, contractors and employees that maintain the integrity of their intellectual property and competitive advantages.     We provide inservice training for ...  Read More

Contract Law

Dobbs & Neidle has significant experience in negotiating, drafting and litigating contract issues. From software licensing agreements and stock purchase agreements to real estate purchase agreements, Dobbs & Neidle can provide you with quality drafting services at competitive rates. We serve many telecommunications companies, automotive suppliers and technical service companies with regard to their vendor, supplier, customer, contractor and employee contracts. We draft, review and negotiate contracts that discourage the need for arbitration or litigation, and protect our clients when they do have to go to court. The firm has a proven track record of litigating breach of contract actions on ...  Read More

School & Municipal Law

The lawyers in our School & Education Law practice area represent public, private and charter schools, students, parents, teachers, administrators, other educational institutions, school districts, or governmental entities in matters relating to areas such as collective bargaining, special education, discrimination, student rights, and teacher tenure. Our firm currently represents 18 schools in Michigan and our attorneys are members of the National Association of School Boards' Council of School Attorneys and the Michigan Association of School Boards' Council of School Attorneys. Our attorneys have written about and been quoted in regard to significant and innovative legal issues, including school privatization, the ...  Read More

Labor Law

Dobbs & Neidle, P.C. provides services to both unions and employers in collective bargaining and arbitration.     Our firm has unique experience in successfully dealing with unusual situations, like the state takeover of Inkster Public Schools, that require careful and intelligent negotiation to facilitate successful transitions. We have successfully represented our clients in arbitrations and matters before both state and federal agencies. Our goal is to eliminate or minimize problems between unions and management through both the negotiating process and by stimulating relationships based upon fair dealing and mutual respect. ...  Read More

Immigration Law

Dobbs & Neidle handles the fully array of immigration matters that confront businesses and individuals, including LIA/B Petitions, H1B petitions, and Permanent Labor petitions.  Our office assists investors who wish to receive status as an E1/E2 Treaty Trader/Investor or an EB-5 Investor.  We have successfully litigated immigration cases in the United States Immigration Courts, the Federal Courts, USCIS and the Board of Immigration Appeals.  Our attorneys are well versed in the complicated and detailed nature of foreign employment petitions and have successfully assisted numerous business entities interested in hiring foreign labor. ...  Read More

Accounts Receivables Management

Dobbs & Neidle has extensive experience defending claims brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  The intricate provisions of these statutes require a thorough knowledge of creditors’ rights in order to avoid the imposition of their mandatory statutory penalties in the event of an alleged violation.  The firm’s attorneys have vigorously defended numerous lawsuits brought under these statutes and in the process have protected their clients from the statutory penalties. ...  Read More

Appellate Practice

Dobbs & Neidle has significant experience and a record of success representing clients in appeals in state and federal appellate courts.  Many times, the firm’s preparation with regard to potential appellate issues begins at trial.  Our attorneys regularly prepare appellate briefs involving complex legal issues in a broad spectrum of legal areas, including but not limited to: professional liability, creditors’ rights, employment law, governmental immunity, breach of contract, and complex real estate disputes.  Our clients have come to trust and respect the firm’s vigorous appellate advocacy. ...  Read More


Dobbs & Neidle has a prominent practice in ERISA litigation.  Our attorneys have extensive experience in advising clients and defending lawsuits regarding ERISA issues.  The firm’s hallmark is its experience and success in defending highly technical and complex ERISA matters.  Our lawyers have successfully resolved numerous ERISA lawsuits involving the full spectrum of ERISA issues, including breach of fiduciary duty, coordination of benefits issues, normal retirement, age discrimination and backloading. ...  Read More