SALT LAKE CITY - Judson D. Stelter and Anne T. Freeland have joined the growing Salt Lake City office of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP as attorneys in the Firm’s Labor and Employment Relations Practice Group and Litigation Practice Group, respectively. Michael Best established its Salt Lake office on January 1, 2014. Since starting the office with eight attorneys acquired from a highly respected regional practice, Michael Best’s Salt Lake City office has now grown to 14 attorneys with the addition of Stelter and Freeland.
Stelter represents management in all phases of employment law, including issues related to discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, family and medical leave, employment contracts, non-compete agreements, criminal background checks and affirmative action. He also assists employers in investigating and responding to charges of discrimination and unfair labor practices.
Prior to joining Michael Best, Stelter practiced at Frantz Ward, a mid-sized corporate firm in Cleveland, Ohio. He also spent three years as an adjunct professor for the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University, where he taught legal writing to second and third-year law students, with a focus on the drafting of transactional documents.
Stelter earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2008, his Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University in 2005 and his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Brigham Young University in 2001.
Freeland has experience in a broad range of civil litigation defense matters including product liability, construction defect, and personal injury cases. Prior to joining Michael Best, she was a civil litigation attorney with Alverson Taylor Mortensen & Sanders, a general practice firm in Las Vegas, Nevada. She also served as a judicial intern with the Utah 3rd District of Juvenile Court.
Freeland earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, with honors, in 2007 and her Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management from Brigham Young University in 2004. During law school, she was a member of the National Moot Court Team, a Traynor Moot Court finalist and a member of the Journal of Law and Family Studies staff.