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University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, summa cum laude, J.D.

Wayne State University, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court
    - Eastern District of Michigan
    - Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    - Sixth Circuit 

David Malinowski brings over a decade of experience in handling labor, employment, and employee benefit matters. 


Along with experience handling matters in court, David Malinowski also has experience handling grievances, arbitrations, state administrative matters and matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR), Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC), and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).  Of note, he prepared and filed an amicus curiae brief addressing one of the NLRB’s landmark cases.  

David also advises clients on a wide range of labor and employment matters. He has experience working on and drafting employment agreements, collective bargaining agreements, and employee handbooks and policies.

Prior to his legal career, he proudly served in the United States Navy in both aviation and law enforcement roles.

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

Member, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP)


Pilot and Member, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) 

Volunteer, Civil Air Patrol
- He flies teachers and youth to support and promote aviation and STEM, as well as helps with search and rescue flights and disaster relief missions.

News & Events



David Malinowski successfully worked on a whistleblower case that received national attention. The case ended with a favorable decision in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court declined to grant certiorari.

He frequently presents on a wide variety of labor and employment topics.   

Awards & Recognition

Honors & Recognitions

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
- Associate Editor, Law Review
- Moot Court Board

Wayne State University
- Phi Beta Kappa 

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