Managing Director, Sachs Waldman





Areas Of Practice

John R. Runyan has practiced labor and employment law since 1972, representing individual applicants, employees and labor organizations in all manner of employment-related disputes. Since 1978, he has also served as a member of the adjunct faculty at Wayne State University Law School, where he has taught a class in Employment Discrimination Law. During the course of his career, Runyan has served as well as a hearing referee, arbitrator, mediator and facilitator in employment-related disputes.


Wayne State University Law School, J.D. (cum laude)
University of Michigan, A.B.

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association (Section of Labor & Employment Law);
State Bar of Michigan (Vice-Chair, Publications and Website Advisory Committee; Council, Labor and Employment Law Section);
Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter (former President);
Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association (former President).

Professional Honors and Achievements

Best Lawyers in America (1989-present)
Michigan Super Lawyers (2006-present)
American Registry Top Attorneys [Michigan] (2011)

Community Service

Board of Trustees, Michigan Indian Legal Services, 1975-present (President, 2008-present)
Advancement Chair, Great Lakes Council, Boy Scouts of America