Sharon S. Almonrode
Sharon S. Almonrode is a senior litigation attorney and partner at The Miller Law Firm. She has a complex litigation practice with an emphasis on prosecuting large, high-risk, significant damage exposure cases on behalf of public institutional funds. Her practice includes ERISA and pension fund litigation, financial services and commercial litigation, including professional liability and actuarial malpractice, and employment class action law. She has also represented commercial clients in products liability and patent and trademark related litigation. She has successfully represented clients in multi-million dollar cases, including the successful resolution of an actuarial claim for $110 million dollars.
A former Labor Relations Investigator, Personnel/Human Resources Representative and Administrator for two General Motors plants, Ms. Almonrode had several years of front-line experience overseeing benefit programs and employment law issues including EEOC actions and discrimination charges. She also negotiated labor contracts, grievances, and employee disputes.
Ms. Almonrode has been named a Michigan Super Lawyer every year since 2011. Since 2013, she has been named every year to the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers list and top 25 in her field. Ms. Almonrode has been recognized as one of the top 100 lawyers in Michigan consistently since 2014. In 2017, Crain’s Detroit Business named Ms. Almonrode as one of the most notable women lawyers in Michigan. She received the special distinction of a Michigan Leader in the Law, awarded by Michigan Lawyers Weekly in 2010. Ms. Almonrode has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating, AV® -Preeminent™ 5/5.0, for legal ethics and ability.
Ms. Almonrode graduated from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan, 1981. She is a 1978 graduate of Oakland University.
Ms. Almonrode was admitted to practice in the State of Michigan in 1982. She is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Michigan, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Michigan, U.S. District Court – Northern District of Illinois, U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, the State of New York, the U.S. District Court for Southern District of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ms. Almonrode is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, American Bar Association Member (Committee Member: Business Torts, Commercial Litigation, Securities Litigation, and Class Actions and Derivative Suits), Federal Bar Association Member, Oakland County Bar Association Member, and International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP).
Before joining The Miller Law Firm, P.C. in 2012, Ms. Almonrode was a Partner at Sullivan, Ward, Asher & Patton, P.C., and Supervisor-Salaried Personnel at General Motors Corp.
Ms. Almonrode’s pro bono activities include working with the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Detroit Film Theatre Board.