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James M. Reid, IV, One of Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40

— March 18, 2019

Southfield, Michigan based Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller, P.C., is pleased to announce that James M. Reid, IV, has been recognized in the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2019.​​​ An initiative of County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, the Elite 40 Under 40 program spotlights dynamic leaders under the age of 40 who are making a difference in Oakland County and beyond.

A panel of judges reviewed approximately 250 applications and nominations to identify the top 40 young professionals and thought-leaders who live or work in Oakland County. Honorees were selected based on proven excellence in their fields and contributions to the quality of life in their communities.

The announcement was made by the firm’s President and CEO, Steven D. Sallen. “We’re proud that James has been honored in this year’s Oakland County Elite 40 Under 40 class for his achievements and dedication to his professional practice and community. This well-deserved recognition is testament to James’ ongoing contributions to the field of employment law including providing clients with proactive counsel and tools for minimizing litigation risk, and educating business leaders and other attorneys on emerging trends,” said Sallen.

Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller, PC logo; image courtesy of Maddin Hauser.
Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller, PC logo; image courtesy of Maddin Hauser.

A shareholder of the firm, Reid serves on Maddin Hauser’s Executive Committee, as Co-Chairman of its Corporate and Employment Practice Group, and as a member of its Franchise and Distribution Practice Group. He works mainly with employers on a spectrum of employment-related issues including counseling and advising human resource professionals and business owners.

Reid is a frequent local and national presenter on a wide range of employment topics. Along with providing regular advice and counsel to clients, he conducts tailored trainings for staff, management and executive teams to guide them through the landmines and best practices for hiring, managing and separating employees. Reid has also written several articles on topics including strategies for updating employee handbooks and successfully challenging claims for unemployment benefits.

Reid was Elected Labor and Employment Law Section Council for the State Bar of Michigan and is a member of its Labor and Employment Law Section e-News Committee. He serves as Director-Elect and Director of Resource Partners at the Michigan Society of Human Resources Management and on the Advisory Board of Wayne State University Law School’s Master of Studies in Law degree program.

Reid was named a Michigan Super Lawyers® Rising Star, listed as a Top Lawyer by DBusiness Magazine and received the Oakland County Bar Association’s 2014 Distinguished Service Award.

With more than 90 years of legal expertise concentrating on representation of business enterprises, as well as the real estate, insurance, and financial services industries, Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller, P.C., delivers result-focused legal services founded upon a responsive, expert, cost-effective and “no-nonsense” practical approach.  For additional information, please visit

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