Megan Norris is Chair of the Managing Directors of the law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone, P.L.C, leader of the firm's Labor and Employment Law Group, and a senior principal in the Detroit office. Her practice is concentrated in the areas of employment litigation defense, including discipline and discharge, discrimination, harassment and tort claims. She is the author of several articles on employment law, and is a nationally recognized expert and frequent speaker on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). She is coauthor of the 1994 and 2004 editions of the Michigan Public Employers Labor Relations Manual chapter on disability discrimination, and coauthor of the Schlei and Grossman, Employment Discrimination Law, supplement on the Americans with Disabilities Act, published in 1998, 2000 and 2002, and contributes to a number of publications by the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education.
Ms. Norris is a past president of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association and former president of the Detroit Barristers Association. She currently serves on the Labor Advisory Board for the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education, the Advisory Board for the National Employment Law Institute, the council for the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and the Board of Trustees of Wesleyan University. Ms. Norris has also served as President of the Board of Trustees for the Deaf, Hearing & Speech Center, President of the Board of Trustees for the Wayne State University Episcopal Chaplaincy, President of the Board of Directors of the Whitaker School of Theology, and Chair of the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners.
Ms. Norris has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America; Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Labor & Employment; International Who's Who Legal; LawDragon 500, New Stars, New Worlds; Michigan Super Lawyers (Labor & Employment and Top 50 Women Lawyers).
Ms. Norris graduated with honors from Wesleyan University, majoring in music (West African drumming) and government (American politics). She received her J.D. from the University of Michigan School of Law.