We only do employment law.

Nope, it’s not just a catchy name, at Paladin Employment Law we only handle employment claims, and we exclusively work on behalf of employees and those who’ve been mistreated at work. Job problems impact just about every aspect of your life. Many people spend more time with their coworkers than anybody else. Your identity and self worth are often wrapped up in your job. So, when things aren’t going well at work, you may feel humiliated and demeaned. You may struggle to pay bills. You may be anxious about what comes next. If your employer fired you, if you’ve experienced discrimination or harassment, or if you haven’t been paid correctly, then your life has become significantly harder than it needs to be.


“We fight to protect workers and individuals who — just like you — need help to protect their rights and get the fair compensation they deserve.”

We get it. We know what it means to be mistreated at work. And this is why we fight to protect workers and individuals who—just like you—need help to protect their rights and get the fair compensation they deserve. Located in Kalamazoo, we represent employees and individuals throughout Michigan and beyond. Our clients include anyone from senior executives and licensed professionals to minimum-wage workers and those just starting out.

No matter what you do for work or how long you’ve been doing it, you deserve the opportunity to put your rights to work for you. You deserve a champion.

We offer free consultations and handle most employment claims on a contingency basis (which means you don’t pay attorney’s fees unless we obtain a settlement or verdict on your behalf). Contact us today to find out how we can help you.

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Why clients choose Paladin Employment Law

Sometimes law firms will pass your case down to junior lawyers and paralegals, but at Paladin Employment Law you will work directly with attorney Mark Wilkinson. He personally handles every case that comes through the door.

Mark has practiced law for over 15 years. Before starting Paladin Employment Law, he spent well over a decade representing employers and he uses his inside knowledge of the employer’s playbook to get you the best possible result.

We know what you are going through and we make it an absolute priority to keep you informed from start to finish in the process. Whether it’s a quick question or an in-depth evaluation of your options, if Mark cannot respond to you immediately, then you will hear from him about when he can connect with you.

Mark has always had a fierce desire to help those facing the long odds that often come with difficult issues at work. He puts this energy to work for you because nobody should have to go it alone when it comes to navigating workplace disputes. Mark’s experience and passion for employment law make him a determined and tenacious advocate for anyone mistreated at work.

We don’t just use the latest tech tools and gadgets out there, we love them and understand exactly how they work, which makes your experience much easier as a client. From a paperless office to video conferencing and instant collaboration tools, we tailor your client experience to meet you at your comfort level.

What’s in a name?

[pal-uh-din]  |  noun


The dictionary defines a paladin as “a determined advocate and champion of a noble cause.” 

As it relates to your cause we couldn’t agree more.  Everybody deserves a champion. 

You deserve Paladin Employment Law.

Kristi RumseyKristi Rumsey
23:14 02 May 22
Mark did an amazing job on my case! I was worried I would not have a case against a past employer and he assured me I was doing the right thing. He was easy to work with and always quickly returned calls and emails, even on weekends. Thank you again!
12:44 02 May 22
My first experience with a lawyer was with Mark at Paladin, and I am so happy it was him! He was very patient with my naivety and would explain everything thoroughly and honestly. He was quick in his responses to my emails, texts, and phone calls. Most importantly, he understood what my former employer had put me through, and gave me confidence to push forward. I am pleased with the results of Marks work, and would recommend Paladin Employment Law without hesitation.
Kassie WilliamsKassie Williams
15:36 01 May 22
Mark was great and easy to work with! All I had to do was explain my case to him and he took it from there. Very knowledgeable and was always quick to respond to any questions I had. The case from start to finish was shorter then I had expected!
Douglas HarterDouglas Harter
20:06 30 Apr 22
Mark, is one of the best choices I've ever made in the situation I was in. He went in got the job done and got more than what I was expecting. He is easy to work with and goes above and beyond. He is very thorough and doesn't let the big or small companies push him around. Mark is like a put bull when it comes to fighting for your rights. On a scale from 1-10, he definitely deserves a 10. Well done Mark ‼️
Amy CookAmy Cook
15:06 29 Apr 22
Mark was an amazing lawyer. Not only was he incredibly knowledgeable about the law, he was kind, compassionate and very responsive. He made me feel like my case was of the ut-most importance and kept me notified and educated every step of the way. I would recommend to my friends and family. He is AMAZING!!

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