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THE FIRM

David Blanchard and Angela Walker have served Ann Arbor’s employees and business community for over ten years.

THE PHILOSOPHY

Every client deserves to be heard.

THE PRACTICE

David Blanchard and Angela Walker have worked together for over ten years to provide high quality and timely responses to the emerging legal needs for individuals and businesses in Ann Arbor and Southeast Michigan.

ATTORNEYS

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Angela Walker

Angela Walker provides advice and advocacy for employees facing discrimination at work, fighting a wrongful termination, or being denied compensation and benefits to which they are entitled.

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David Blanchard

David Blanchard focuses on helping people get back to work, stay at work, fighting wage theft, and preventing retaliation and wrongful termination.

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Frances Hollander

Frances Hollander joined Blanchard & Walker in 2018 after working at the Michigan Court of Appeals.   Frances received her B.A. in linguistics from the University of Michigan in 2013. 

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We never asked for this system; it was imposed on us. Now, they are mismanaging our money--not appropriations or donations, but our own money--and we can't fire them. . . . All that's going to change. We are not going to let them off the hook. There has to be reform and restitution. There has to be justice.

–Louise Sahagun, Tangled Trust Earns Wrath of Native Americans

LIST OF THE WEEK

from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

American Indians and Alaska Natives in the U.S. labor force

  • According to data from the Current Population Survey, the country’s 2.9 million American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIANs) accounted for 1.1 % of the U.S. civilian noninstitutional population age 16 and older in 2018.
  • The unemployment rate of AIANs was 6.6 %, considerably higher than the rate of 3.9 % for the country as a whole.
  • AIANs were less likely to be working —59.6 % of them participated in the labor force, compared with 62.9 % for the total population.
  • AIANs have had higher unemployment rates and lower labor force participation rates throughout the history of the series