Mary L. Tabin is a Member at Miller Johnson and has been practicing law since 1998. She is an attorney in Miller Johnson’s Employment and Labor Section, Wage and Hour Practice Group, FMLA / ADA Solutions Practice Group, and on the firm’s Health Care Reform Team.

Employment Law

Ms. Tabin represents owners, executives and human resource professionals for family-owned and privately-held businesses of all sizes. She is also counsel to employers and managers of major providers in the health care industry. She provides day-to-day HR guidance in areas such as employee relations, retention, employee handbooks/policies and employment contracts including non-compete agreements and restrictive covenants. Ms. Tabin has vast experience in counseling on issues related to discrimination, harassment and retaliation. She also works with clients regarding compliance with laws governing wage and hour (FLSA), leaves of absence (FMLA), disability accommodation (ADA), and health and safety (OSHA/MIOSHA). In addition, she handles complex employment litigation. Because she provides training in all of these areas, she is highly sought after as a speaker and for interviews.

Professional Affiliations and Activities

Ms. Tabin is active in The Employers Association of Grand Rapids where she serves on the Board of Directors; the Michigan Council of the Society for Human Resource Management (MISHRM) and is on the planning committee for the MISHRM 2015 state conference; as well as a member of both the Association for Human Resource Management Greater Grand Rapids SHRM Chapter (HRM) and the Lakeshore Human Resource Management Association (LHRMA). Ms. Tabin is named in “The Best Lawyers in America®” for employment law – individuals and labor law – management. She is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan and the Grand Rapids Bar Association.

Community Activities

Ms. Tabin serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for Zeeland Lumber & Supply Company and is on the Advisory Board of The Salvation Army of Western Michigan & Northern Indiana Division. She has served as an Adjunct Professor at Grand Valley State University School of Law. She has also served as President and a Board Member for the Alliance for Women Entrepreneurs; as Secretary and a Board Member for Community Counseling; as a  Trustee for the Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation; and, as legal counsel to the Grand Rapids Junior Chamber of Commerce organization.


Ms. Tabin received her law degree in 1998 from Valparaiso University School of Law magna cum laude and her undergraduate degree in 1994 from Hope College magna cum laude. She is admitted to practice in all Michigan state and appellate courts.