Eric Stempien is a dedicated trial attorney with more than 20 years of experience representing individuals in civil litigation matters. Eric specializes in employment litigation, including sexual harassment, discrimination claims. He also practices in the areas of civil rights violations, police misconduct matters and personal injury. Eric brings a thoughtful, yet aggressive, approach to litigation. He is known for fighting hard for his clients.
For the first ten years of his career, Eric worked at a boutique law firm in Northville, concentrating his practice in employment litigation and personal injury. He worked his way up to the position of managing partner at the firm. Following that law firm experience, Eric was hired as General Counsel for a health care provider in the Metro Detroit area. In that role, he provided full legal support to the executive committee of the corporation, including areas such as litigation, health care law and personnel decisions. He also managed all outside litigation on behalf of the corporation. After several years away from litigation, Eric determined that his passion was in the courtroom fighting on behalf of his clients.
Eric attended the University of Michigan, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1994, with a major in political science. During his time at Michigan, he was elected to serve as the President of the Undergraduate Political Science Association. Eric graduated from the Wayne State University Law School, with honors, in 1998.
Eric is admitted to practice in every court in the State of Michigan, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan and the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Eric lives in Metro Detroit with his wife and two daughters.
- Michigan Association for Justice, Member, 1998 to Present
Current Employment Position
- Employment Litigation 55%
- Personal Injury 30%
- Civil Rights 15%
- Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
- J.D. - 1998
- Honors: cum laude
- University of Michigan
- B.A. - 1994
- Major: Political Science
- Michigan, 1998
- Detroit Audubon Society, Legal Counsel, 2014 to Present