Frank T. Mamat is a well-respected labor law attorney known for his accessibility and responsiveness to clients. Because Frank, who is the attorney-in-charge of the Detroit Metro office, knows that labor and employment matters can arise any at time, he strives to make himself readily available to his clients around the clock for their most pressing labor issues.
A range of entities, from the United Nations to small, two-person businesses, along with construction companies, and trade and business associations – come to Frank because of his nearly 45 years of deep experience helping companies, contractors and employers with their complex labor and union matters.
Through the years, Frank has successfully counseled clients on virtually every type of labor matter. He also helped the Michigan Senate in 2012 prepare Michigan's "Right to Work" law.
In particular, he provides counsel and assistance regarding union matters such as contract negotiations, elections, union avoidance, and labor arbitrations; noncompetes; unfair labor practice litigation; harassment suits; wage and hour issues; National Labor Relations Board cases; organizing attempts by unions, mass picketing and violence, secondary boycotts and pressure; and OSHA-MIOSHA and safety matters. He also advises clients on ERISA trust funds and related fiduciary liabilities.
Frank is sought after in greater Detroit and around the country and serves as labor counsel for several major employer associations and nonprofit trade associations, as well as on local and national boards of directors. He also is frequently asked to speak to major trade groups about various labor and employment law issues.
He also has represented and advised businesses, political groups and governments in legislative and political issues. In the course of his career, Frank has advised a former U.S. president, as well as multiple governors, U.S. and state senators, congressmen, mayors, and county executives, along with dozens of candidate campaigns and political parties. He was special counsel to the Attorney General and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder regarding enforcement of anti-mandatory PLA statutes and special campaign counsel for Michigan to President Donald Trump. He was also considered by four U.S. presidents to serve as a federal judge in Michigan (1986-1988), as assistant secretary of labor (1992), as chair of the National Labor Relations Board (2001), and as chair of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (2017).
Professional and Community Involvement
Board of directors, Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Detroit Chapter
Education foundation chair, American Society of Employers
Board of directors, Michigan Association of Home Builders
Board of directors, Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA)
Labor counsel, Michigan Food and Beverage Association (MFBA)
Labor counsel, Michigan Business and Professional Association
Adjunct professor of labor law, Wayne State University Law School
Founder and president, 400 Club, Republican Party
Finance chairman and general counsel, Oakland County Republication Party
Vice president of policy and procedures, Jewish Bar Association of Michigan (JBAM)
Board of directors, Temple Israel Brotherhood
Member, College of Labor & Employment Lawyers
Member, National Labor Relations Board's Practice and Procedure Committee for Region 7 (Michigan)
Member, American Bar Foundation
Member, Senior Lawyers Committee of the State Bar of Florida
Member, Detroit Economic Club Speakers Committee
Member, Oakland County Sheriff Advisory Committee
Member, Construction Association of Michigan (CAM)
Member, Private Directors Association
Member, Federalist Society
Member, Republication National Lawyer’s Association
Member and past president, Oakland County Lincoln Republican Club
Member, Metropolitan Detroit Council of B'nai B'rith Co-founder and former president, Detroit Area Construction Association
Member, Membership Development Committee of Detroit Athletic Club
Past chair, American Society of Employers (ASE)
Past chairman, Labor & Employment Council for Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
Past president, Construction Finance Management Association (CFMA)
Past chairman, Construction Code Commission of Michigan
Former board of directors, Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
Former board of directors, Jewish Vocational Services (JVS)
Past president, Barristers of B'nai B'rith
AV® Preeminent™ Martindale-Hubbell
Top 100 Labor Lawyers in the U.S., Labor Relations Institute
The Best Lawyers in America
Michigan Super Lawyers
Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, DBusiness magazine's
The American Lawyer Top Lawyers
Crain's Detroit Business Best Lawyers
Top Lawyers in Michigan, The American Registry