Samuel E. McCargo

OF COUNSEL / Detroit, MI
phone: 313-961-2550
fax: 313-961-1270

With more than four decades of experience in litigation and arbitration, Sam McCargo is a widely recognized expert in all matters related to employment, corporate and complex commercial litigation, health plan operations, municipal litigation, corporate compliance, and governmental immunity. Sam has been a frequent presenter for the American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, National Bar Association, ICLE American Arbitration Association and the Office of the State Employer for the State of Michigan. Widely respected as an expert in corporate compliance and human resources, Sam has also published numerous articles on employment and labor law.

  • AREAS OF PRACTICEGeneral Litigation, Labor and Employment, Commercial Litigation, Contract Law, and Educational Institutions.
  • EDUCATIONUniversity of Michigan Law School; BA, University of Michigan


  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan


  • State Bar of Michigan Board of Commissioners
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Committee for Awards, Budget and Finance, Character & Fitness, Communications, Judicial Qualifications, Membership Services, Personnel
  • American Arbitration Association
  • AAA Michigan Regional Labor Advisory Board
  • University of Michigan Committee of Visitors
  • Michigan Association of Health Plans
  • American Association of Health Lawyers
  • Michigan Defense Trial Lawyers Association
  • ICLE
    • Labor & Employment Advisory Board
  • American Bar Association


  • The Black Irishman, Detroit Lawyer, September, 1975
  • Emancipation in Michigan, Michigan State Bar Journal, June, 1985
  • Employment and Labor Law, The Research Edge: Finding Law and Facts, Chapter in ICLE's Publication
  • Lawyer Beware: Choose Your Commercial Client Carefully, Michigan State Bar Journal, July, 1984
  • Responding to the Hostile Sexual Environment: Cure or Legal Defense?, Michigan State Bar Journal, November, 1995
  • Employment Law in Michigan, Severing The Employment Relationship, Chapter in ICLE's Publication, 2003


  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated – AV Preeminent (2014)
  • Worldwide Registry of Executives and Professionals (2015)
  • Worldwide Who’s Who Professional of the Year (2016-2017)
  • American Registry – America’s Most Honored Professionals (2016)
  • SBM ADR Section George N. Bashara Award (2018)