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Mr. Gonko has been a licensed attorney for over thirty-six (36) years after graduating from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Since that time, he has specialized in labor law and employment relations both in the public and private sector. As a labor and employment specialist, Mr. Gonko regularly appears as an advocate and litigator in disputes before the state and federal courts, the National Labor Relations Board, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, The U. S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, the Michigan and United States Wage-Hour Bureaus, the Michigan Unemployment Agency, the Michigan Employment Relations Commission and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. He also represents clients extensively in unionization matters, collective bargaining negotiations and grievance arbitrations. A substantial portion of Mr. Gonko’s practice is spent defending employers in litigation involving claims of wrongful discharge and employment discrimination. Mr. Gonko is a member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Labor Law and Employment Relations Section and the Macomb County Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law. In 2010, Mr. Gonko was appointed as a Case Evaluator for the Macomb County Circuit Court for employment cases. He is licensed to practice before all of Michigan’s trial and appellate Courts, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

In 1989, Mr. Gonko was appointed to the Michigan Employment Relations Commission’s Panel of Arbitrators, Mediators and Fact-Finders and has, himself, served as an arbitrator, mediator and fact-finder in a number of state public sector labor disputes. In 1996, he was bestowed the “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell; a national peer review evaluator of lawyers and judges and has consistently maintained this preeminent rating over the last 16 years. The “AV” rating is the highest rating an attorney can receive and equates to having “preeminent” legal ability and exhibiting the “highest possible ethical standards”. In November, 2009, Mr. Gonko was named one of Metropolitan Detroit’s Top Lawyers by DBusiness, a premier Detroit business journal and in 2010, Mr. Gonko was named a “Michigan Super Lawyer” in the area of labor and employment law. Like Mr. Danielson, Mr. Gonko has been rated an “Excellent” lawyer by Avvo.

Aside from his representational activities, Mr. Gonko is an active member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Lawyers and Judges Assistance Committee. The LJAC assists members of the bench and bar who may have personal, mental health and/or addiction issues. Mr. Gonko is also a member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Master Lawyers Section and is a founding member of the Macomb County Bar Association’s Master Section.

Mr. Gonko is also engaged in several community-focused efforts. Currently he is the Vice-President of the Board of Directors for Meadow Brook Theatre in Rochester, Michigan and is also a long-standing member and former Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Village of East Harbor, a full-service continuing care retirement community in New Baltimore, Michigan and part of the Presbyterian Villages of Michigan state-wide organization.

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