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Scott R. Eldridge

Lansing Resident Director




Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 2003

Alma College, B.A., 2000

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals

  • Sixth Circuit
  • Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court

  • Eastern District of Michigan
  • Western District of Michigan
  • Northern District of Illinois 

Scott Eldridge focuses his practice on management-side labor and employment law, governmental litigation, and commercial litigation.

He represents colleges and universities, municipalities, non-profits, public bodies, government contractors, and commercial enterprises in state court, federal court, and administrative tribunals. Scott also routinely represents his clients in the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court.

Labor and Employment Law

• Employment litigation defense (discrimination, harassment, whistleblower claims)

• Title VII of the Civil Rights Act; Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA); Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA); Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA); Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA);Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA); Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA); Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA); Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX); and Michigan analogues, including Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, Whistleblowers' Protection Act, and Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act.

• Defending Union Grievance and Unfair Labor Practice Charges

• Union Elections

• Collective Bargaining

• Union Avoidance

 Governmental Litigation

• Ballot Questions (Including Board of State Canvassers proceedings)

• Election Law

• State and Federal Administrative Law

• Michigan Constitutional Law

• U.S. Constitutional Law

• Government Contracts/Procurement

• Municipal Law

General Litigation

• Higher Education Litigation and Title IX Compliance

• Sports Law

• Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Fair Credit Reporting Act Defense

• Commercial Contract Disputes

Representative Matters


The Fellows of the Michigan State Bar Foundation

Chambers USA, Labor & Employment (Band 3), 2019-present

"Go-To Employment Lawyer," Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2021

Michigan Super Lawyers, Employment Litigation Defense, Rising Star, 2011-2017

Lansing Community Newspapers, 2011 People's Choice Awards, Favorite Lawyer

Professional Activities

Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Health and Human Resources Committee, Member/Past Chair

Michigan State University Inn of Court, Barrister

American Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan, Labor & Employment Law Section

Ingham County Bar Association

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

East Lansing Educational Foundation, Board Member

Highfields, Inc., former Board Member, Chair


"Common Election Law Questions," Co-Presenter with Wendy Richards, Michigan Township Association Legal Institute, April 22, 2024

"Student Affairs Litigation Review: Lessons to Take Back to Campus," Panelist, NACUA 2023 Annual Conference

"FMLA Intermittent Leave:  Is it medically necessary, or being abused?" SEAK's Annual Workers' Comp & Occupational Medicine conference, 2014

"Litigation Issues Involving Social Media in the Workplace," Michigan Municipal Treasurers Association conference, 2014

"Hot Topics in Labor and Employment Law," Greater Lansing SHRM Annual Employment Law Seminar, 2014

"Reasonable Accommodations Under the ADA, Latest Developments," Michigan Primary Care Association seminar, 2014

"Reconciling the ADA and the FMLA While Managing Employee Attendance,"  Michigan School Business Officials Annual Conference, 2014 

"Hot Topics in Labor and Employment Law: Are Your Policies Keeping Up?," Greater Lansing SHRM Annual Employment Law Seminar, 2013

"FMLA & GINA Compliance: Tips for Curbing Employee Abuse of Intermittent Leave and Avoiding Violations," MI-SHRM Annual Conference, 2013

"Managing Employees on FMLA Leave," Michigan School Business Officials Annual Conference, 2013

"Managing Intermittent FMLA Use," Capital Healthcare & Employment Council meeting, 2013

"Curbing FMLA Abuse," Michigan Government Financial Officers Association, Annual Advanced Payroll Seminar, 2013 

"New Laws and Pending Legislation Affecting HR Professionals," Human Resources Management Association of Mid-Michigan Annual Employment Law Seminar, 2010

"Primer on FMLA Compliance," Michigan Manufacturers Association, 2010

"FMLA Compliance," Genesee Area Human Resources Association, 2009

"Managing HR in Tough Economic Times, Human Resources Management Association of Mid-Michigan Annual Employment Law Seminar, 2009

"Personnel Files and Document Retention Policies, Genesee Area Human Resources Association, 2008

"Proposed FMLA Regulations," Human Resources Management Association of Mid-Michigan Annual Employment Law Seminar, 2008


"Employment Law Handbook:A Guide for Michigan Employers" (editor), Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Annually


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