John R. Runyan
Sachs Waldman PC
J.D., Wayne State University Law School
John R. Runyan is managing director of the Detroit law firm, Sachs Waldman, where he practices union-side labor law and represents employees in employment-related disputes. After serving as law clerk to United States District Judge Stephen J. Roth from 1972-1974, he joined the adjunct faculty at Wayne State University Law School where he has taught Employment Discrimination Law for more than 30 years.
Runyan has also served as president of the Detroit (now Eastern District) Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and is currently president of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association. He is a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and a life member of the Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference. Runyan has also been listed in each edition of Best Lawyers in America since 1989 and among the Michigan Super Lawyers since its inception in 2006.
Among his previous writings are the following: Runyan, "Employment Decision-Making in Education Institutions," 26 Wayne L. Rev. 955 (March, 1980); Runyan, "Future Injury or Incapacitation: A Defense Under the Handicappers' Act?" 63 Michigan Bar Journal 835 (September, 1984); Runyan, "Hedging Betts: The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act," 72 Michigan Bar Journal 168 (February, 1993); Runyan, "Arbitration of Employment Discrimination Claims," 30 Michigan Trial Lawyers Association Quarterly 14 (Spring 1996); Runyan, "Summary Judgment: Defeating the Employer’s Inevitable Motion, Employment Litigation Skills Training" (American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law 2000); Contributor, Schlei & Grossman, Employment Discrimination Law, Second Edition, Five Year Cumulative Supplement; Contributor, Michigan Causes of Action Formbook (ICLE 1996); Contributor, Wolkinson, Employment Law: The Workplace Rights of Employees and Employers, Second Edition, (Blackwell Publishing 2008).