Bruce Bagdady


Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, PLLC
Columbia Center, Suite 1200
201 West Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48084

Phone: (248) 457-7839
Fax: (248) 740-7501
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Bruce Bagdady is a Shareholder and leads the firm’s Labor & Employment practice group. He has focused his career on representing a diverse group of employers in the areas of employment and labor law. Bruce has considerable experience in representing employers in litigation matters (including class and collective actions).  He has worked extensively with claims alleging violations of the FMLA, FLSA, ADA, ADEA, Michigan Persons with Disabilities Act and the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, as well as wrongful discharge, harassment, whistleblower, non-compete and retaliation claims. Bruce also devotes much of his practice to the representation of employers in traditional labor law matters including collective bargaining, election matters, grievance processing, arbitration and unfair labor practices. He represents employers before various administrative agencies including the National Labor Relations Board, the Michigan Employment Relations Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency. Furthermore, he serves as a presenter and guest lecturer for clients and organizations on numerous topics.

Former Special Facilitator, EEOC Mediation Program

Former Member, Novi Community School District Board of Education

Former Member, Walsh College, President’s Advisory Committee

Preparatory Education

  • University of Michigan, B.A., with distinction – 1982

Legal Education

  • Wayne State University, J.D., cum laude – 1987

 Admitted to Bar

  • Michigan – 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan – 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan – 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit – 1993


  • State Bar of Michigan – Labor & Employment
  • American Bar Association – Labor & Employment
  • American Health Lawyers Association – Labor & Employment
  • American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Michigan Healthcare Human Resources Association


  • Michigan Super Lawyers – 2013-2015

Representative FCA cases

United States ex rel. Christian Kreipke et al v. Wayne State University and Wayne State University Physician Group, dismissed by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Represented the physician group in an action pursued by the relator alleging that the organization presented false claims, and participated in a conspiracy with the University, to defraud the government in connection with Medicare charges and federal grants.

Patricia Kupiec v. St. John Hospital & Medical Centers, Inc. and St. John Health Systems Home Services, dismissed by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals. Represented the hospital and home care agency in a claim brought by a former nursing home administrator alleging that she was discharged for reporting that home care patients were improperly billed directly for Medicare-covered services.

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