Michael P. Devlin

Michael P. Devlin

Milford, Connecticut

Michael Devlin's experience includes that of chief labor counsel of a Fortune 250 corporation, as well as practice at one of the largest national firms. Throughout a career that has spanned the country, Mr. Devlin represents large nationally based companies and international conglomerates, as well as regional and local businesses. At times, his practice has included the public sector as well.

A large part of Mr. Devlin's practice is dedicated to representing both unionized and non-unionized employers in all issues surrounding the workplace. He regularly counsels management clients regarding all employment decisions, and advises and litigates regarding discrimination and harassment issues, wage and hour matters, non-competition agreements, employment agreements, National Labor Relations Board matters, Occupational Safety and Health Administration audits, labor negotiations and arbitrations, union avoidance, and obligations of federal contractors, among other areas.

Mr. Devlin's representations span the full gamut of private sector businesses, including for example world class manufacturing leaders in such diverse fields as tea, hearing aids, sugar and lock production, home centers, food packaging businesses, printing enterprises, entertainment and service industry establishments, urban residential complexes, and non-profit organizations.

Upon request, Mr. Devlin has written on behalf of national legal and human resources publications on topical issues. He also speaks on such matters as well. In an effort to help law students hone their skills, he judges Moot Court competitions at Yale and Columbia Law Schools.

Mr. Devlin has been chosen as Special Labor Counsel to Bankruptcy trustees. He has also been selected as a Continuing Legal Education instructor for the Connecticut Law Tribune.

Mr. Devlin has a Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory rating of AV® Preeminent™, with a perfect 5 of 5 rating. Martindale-Hubbell derives this rating from peers' evaluation of a lawyer's legal ability and general ethical standards. The basis of this rating is explained at www.Martindale.com/Products_and_Services/Peer_Review_Ratings.aspx.

Areas of Practice

  • Labor and Employment

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1976
  • Connecticut, 1988
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York


  • Columbia Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1975
  • Boston College
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1972
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Member

Published Works

  • Editor, Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C.'s Labor and Employment Law Bulletin.
  • "Maintaining Non-Union Status", Chamber of Commerce publications
  • New England General Counsel Roundtable speaker on sexual harassment defense, obesity as a disability, and gender and transgender identification and the law.
  • APT Foundation speaker on drug testing
  • Technical Reviewer for Adams Media publications
  • Speaker, manufacturing associations on a variety of topics

Significant Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory rating of AV® Preeminent™, with a perfect 5 of 5 rating