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Charles T. Oxender

Senior Attorney




Wayne State University, J.D., 2000

Northern Michigan University, B.S. 1995

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals

  • Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court

  • Eastern District of Michigan

Charles Oxender’s specialty area is traditional labor law, collective bargaining, grievance and arbitration processing.

With his extensive background in these areas, he can assist clients with negotiating and bargaining collective bargaining agreements and represent clients at arbitration hearings. He also participates in employment litigation matters.

Representative Matters

Chuck helped a school district defend a case where it was sued for closing schools. It was a difficult decision for the school district to make, but the realities of the situation demanded it. The suit was dismissed.


Wayne State University, Wayne Law Review Note and Comment Editor, 1999-00; Assistant Editor, 1998-99; Member, Student Leader Fellowship Program, 1993-95; Co-chair, Platform Personalities, 1994-95

Professional Activities

American Bar Association, 2000-present, Student Member Since 1997, Labor and Employment Law Section

State Bar of Michigan, 2000, Student Member Since 1997, Labor and Employment Law Section

Oakland County Bar Association


“Up in Smoke? The Drug Law Evolution & The Workplace: Managing New Risks,” LexisNexis Webinar Series, August 15, 2014

"Lawfully Managing Student Records Without Violating Privacy Rights," National Business Institute, Southfield, Mich., May 6, 2014

"The Aftermath of the Affirmative Action Decision in Michigan," Miller Canfield Update, Ann Arbor, December 2006


"Top 10 Ways to Avoid Employment Litigation," Hot Points, Spring 2008

"Legal issues involved with discipline and discharge decision," Michigan Municipal Review, September/October 2007

"Evolving E-Discovery: Keeping Pace after Zubulake," (Co-Author Adam S. Forman) Midwest In-House, October 2005

"A Case Analysis of Minnesota v. Carter: Do I Have to Stay the Night?" Volume 2, Journal of Law in Society 179 (2000)