Joe Uhl has spent most of his career representing employers and employees in labor and employment disputes, counseling employers on how to comply with state and federal labor and employment laws, drafting employment policies and procedures, and developing workplace systems that promote high productivity and moral. In addition, Joe advises clients in employee benefits law (particularly Taft-Hartley pension, profit sharing, annuity, health care, vacation and holiday, apprenticeship and supplemental unemployment benefit funds) and multiemployer contribution collections.
Joe received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Philosophy from Western Michigan, and received his Juris Doctor (cum laude) from Wayne State University where he served as an editor of the Wayne Law Review and as a member of Wayne State University’s International Moot Court team. Prior to practicing law, Joe taught at Xinjiang State University in China as a Princeton-In-Asia fellow, which eventually led him to writing The Art and Craft of Tea: An Enthusiast's Guide to Selecting, Brewing, and Serving Exquisite Tea, a book that is now translated into four languages and sold around the world.
Joe is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He has been recognized as Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by the Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc. for his advocacy for prisoners’ rights.