Labor & Employment Law I AUGUST 26, 2019

Attorney Michael D. Gifford Elected President of Peoria County Bar Association

ROYAL OAK, Mich., August 26, 2019 – Royal Oak-based law firm Howard & Howard is pleased to announce that attorney Michael D. Gifford has been elected president of the Peoria County Bar Association. After previously serving as chair of several committees, board member, treasurer, and president-elect, he will hold this position from July 1, 2019 through July 1, 2020. 

Michael has practiced employment law for over 35 years, helping clients avoid the changing pitfalls of the workplace. He regularly advises and represents clients on a wide variety of employment issues, including hiring, testing, record keeping, discipline and discharge, discrimination, retaliation, collective bargaining, and wage and hour matters.

About Peoria County Bar Association:

Founded in 1879, the Peoria County Bar Association (PCBA) is comprised of more than 500 members and supports Peoria, IL and the surrounding area. "The Association is formed to promote reform in the law, to facilitate the administration of justice, to elevate the standard of integrity, honor, and courtesy in the legal profession, to encourage a thorough legal education, and to cherish a spirit of brotherhood among the members thereof." PCBA is heavily involved in the surrounding community, hosting annual fund-raising events and providing many scholarships and sponsorships. The local county courthouse in Peoria is home of the Abraham Lincoln-Douglas debate of 1854. A cherished tradition, the Association hosts its annual Lincoln Banquet, a celebration of this Abraham Lincoln-Peoria connection. More at

About Howard & Howard:  

Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, Howard & Howard is a full-service law firm with a national and international practice, providing legal services to businesses and business owners. With more than 160 attorneys, the firm has offices in Michigan (Ann Arbor and Royal Oak), Illinois (Chicago and Peoria), Las Vegas, Nevada, and Los Angeles, California.  For more information, please visit

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