Strong & Hanni

Michael Stanger


Strong & Hanni

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Mr. Stanger has dedicated his legal career to assisting employers seeking to navigate the maze of state and federal regulations governing their employees. After graduating from law school, Mr. Stanger practiced management-side labor and employment law at the prestigious labor and employment boutique of Kamer Zucker & Abbott in Las Vegas, Nevada. He joined Callister Nebeker & McCullough to help build the firm’s Labor & Employment practice group, and joined Strong & Hanni after 12 years at Callister.

A healthy portion of Mr. Stanger’s practice is dedicated to compliance. He drafts or reviews employee handbooks, employment contracts, policies and procedures, audits client’s employment practices, conducts sensitivity training. He conducts workplace investigations. He advises on ADA accommodations, FMLA leave, FLSA exemptions, downsizing, and enforceability of noncompete agreements. He regularly speaks to employer groups about new developments in the law.

When disputes arise, Mr. Stanger provides a vigorous defense at all stages of the litigation process. He has significant trial, arbitration and mediation experience, including first chair jury trial experience in employment cases. Mr. Stanger has also enjoyed significant successes at the appellate level, having achieved victories for his clients in the Ninth and Tenth Circuits and the Utah Supreme Court.

Mr. Stanger is a member of the American Bar Association's Labor and Employment and Litigation Sections. He belongs to the Utah, Nevada and Federal Bar Associations and the Society for Human Resource Management. He was been regularly listed by Utah Business Magazine among Utah’s Legal Elite in the category of Labor & Employment Law, and also regularly named a Rising Star in the field of Labor & Employment Law in Mountain States Super Lawyers Magazine.

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Construction Law Architectural Law, Construction Accidents, Construction and Design Law, Construction and Surety Law, Construction Arbitration, Construction Claims, Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Equipment Liability, Construction Finance, Construction Insurance, Construction Insurance Defense, Construction Labor Law, Construction Liability, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation, Construction Mediation, Construction Products Liability, Construction Safety, Construction Workouts, Contractor Performance Bonds, Contractors Liability, Environmental Construction Law, International Construction Contracts, International Construction Law, Materialmens Liens, Mechanics Liens, Public Construction Law, Public Works, Roof Industry Liability, Scaffolding Liability, Structural Work Act
Labor and Employment Affirmative Action, Age Discrimination in Employment, Americans with Disabilities Act, Caregiver Discrimination, Child Labor Law, Civil Service, Collective Bargaining, Confidentiality Agreements, Covenants Not To Compete, Employee Discipline, Employee Drug Testing, Employee Leasing, Employee Privacy, Employee Rights, Employer Intentional Torts, Employer Liability, Employer Rights, Employment Arbitration, Employment at Will, Employment Breach of Contract, Employment Civil Rights, Employment Claims, Employment Class Actions, Employment Contracts, Employment Defense, Employment Disability Discrimination, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Employment Litigation, Employment Mediation, Employment Practices Liability Insurance, Employment Rights, Employment Termination, Equal Employment Opportunity Law, Executive Employment Law, Executive Severance Contracts, Executive Transfers, Fair Employment Practices, Fair Labor Standards, Family and Medical Leave Act, Federal Employment Law, Harassment, Human Resources Law, International Employment Contracts, International Labor Law, Labor Antitrust, Labor Arbitration, Labor Law, Labor Legislation, Labor Relations, Labor Strikes, Management Employment Law, Management Labor Law, Minimum Wage Law, National Labor Relations Act, National Origin Discrimination, Negligent Hiring, Noncompete Litigation, Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation, Agreements, Outsourcing, Personnel Policies, Personnel Training, Pregnancy Discrimination, Prevailing Wage Litigation, Public Sector Collective Bargaining, Public Sector Employment Law, Public Sector Labor Relations, Reductions in Force, Restrictive Covenants, Retaliatory Discharge, Security Clearances, Sexual Harassment, Title VII Discrimination, Unfair Labor Practices, Uniformed Services Employment, and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), Union Contract Negotiations, Union Elections, Union Labor Law, Union Organization, Wage and Hour Class Actions, Wage and Hour Law, WARN Act, Whistleblower Litigation, Workplace Violence, Wrongful Termination, Wrongful Termination Defense
Litigation Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Complex and Multi-District Litigation, Complex Litigation, Defense Litigation, E-Discovery, Federal Civil Litigation, Federal Litigation, International Litigation, Long-Arm Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Trial Practice, U.S. Supreme Court Litigation


  • Nevada, Utah

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  • JD | University of Miami

    1999 - 2002

    Order of the Coif
    Magna Cum Laude
    Law Review

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  • Salt Lake City, Utah, Salt Lake County

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