Jesse is a nationally known employment litigation attorney. Before moving back to his hometown of Kalamazoo and joining Kreis Enderle, Jesse spent ten years practicing employment law in the Detroit area. He spent the last five years building and managing a busy and successful wage/hour practice, where he helped employers comply with the often confusing and complicated wage and hour laws. Where other employers failed or refused to comply with the law, he also helped secure multi-million dollar resolutions for employees through complex class actions involving thousands of plaintiffs. His representation regularly takes him around the country; in addition to appearing in state and federal courts throughout the U.S., he has also briefed and argued before the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has attended several arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Jesse has been formally recognized for his work. In 2014, he was named one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s “Up & Coming Lawyers.” Super Lawyers™ has recognized Jesse as a Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney and named him as a “Rising Star” every year since 2012. He has published and/or been featured in several articles on employment law topics. He has also presented on employment issues to state and national bar associations, including the annual meeting of the American Association for Justice.
Outside of his busy and successful practice, Jesse helps individuals and families rebuild their lives – literally – through his ongoing commitment to Habitat for Humanity. Drawing from his residential construction experience, he is a frequent and familiar face on home sites, and his dedication resulted in recognition as Volunteer of the Year for Habitat for Humanity’s Western Wayne County Chapter in 2011. Despite moving out the Detroit area, he remains an Advisory Board Member for the organization, continuing its mission in a leadership role.
Jesse will continue his employment practice out of Kreis Enderle’s Kalamazoo office, where he will make an excellent addition to the Firm’s business and employment group.