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American lawyer Clarence Seward Darrow

April 26, 2000
11:00 pm - 12:30 am EDT

The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

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Organized by:
Jeff Seaver
Phone: (616) 892-9300
Email: jeff@cfimichigan.org


Marshall Grate brought up the many cases where Darrow famously represented labor, Unions and championed the underdog, though he had cases involving Big Interests as well. In fact, on this, he once stated that “My loyalty is to my clients, not to satisfy Labor Movements.” Grate pointed out that Darrow’s view was not a black & white one; neither side of the coin had the monopoly on virtue or vice- either could be corrupt as assuredly as either could be acting on good impulses.

About Marshall Grate Marshall Grate, JD

Clark Hill, PLC - Board of Directors of the Michigan Council for School Attorneys, Law degree summa cum laude from the Indiana University School of Law in 1981

Marshall Grate specializes in Public School Law, Labor Law, and Employment Law representing municipal corporations and private sector employers in all aspects of Labor and Employment matters including: Personal Administration, Personnel Administration, Wage and Hour Employment Discrimination, Family and Medical Leave Act, Unfair Labor Practices, Collective Bargaining, and Labor Arbitration. Attorney Grate has successfully defended clients in Bench Trials, Jury Trials, and Administrative Proceedings and he is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Michigan and Indiana. He has been admitted to the 6th Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals and the 7th Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals as well as the United States Supreme Court.