Cait Malhiot


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  • “Go To Lawyer” (2023) (Negligence Law), by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Only 23 lawyers received this recognition

  • “Employment & Discrimination Law Trailblazer”, National Law Journal (2023)

  • “Plaintiff’s Attorney Trailblazer”, National Law Journal (2023)

  • Chair of the Civil Rights Section of the Detroit Bar Association

  • “Section of The Year Award” (2023), Detroit Bar Association award recognizing work done as head of the Civil Rights Section

  • Selected to serve on the State Bar Law Related Education & Public Outreach Committee

  • Nationally recognized as a “Super Lawyer” (2012 – 2023) 

  • “Go To Lawyer” (2021) (Employment Law), by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.  Only 20 lawyers received this recognition 

  • Appointed to Board of Directors (2020), Detroit Bar Association

  • Named “Lifetime Fellow” (2020), Detroit Bar Association

  • “President’s Award” (2018) for Civil Rights Work, Most Prestigious Award by Detroit Bar Association.  This award recognizes an attorney whose early career has exhibited high standards of service to the profession, his or her clients, and the public

Growing up, Cait wanted to be either a lawyer or the Pink Power Ranger.  Now, as a tireless fighter for employees’ rights, she feels like she gets to be both.

Cait attended Kalamazoo College and graduated with honors in 2009.  She studied theater arts, Spanish language literature, and mathematics.  She also spent a year in Cáceres, Spain, studying at the University of Extremadura.  While in college Cait also worked as a Spanish and English language teacher, an LSAT tutor, and a ballroom dance instructor.  She spent two summers working as a human resources intern, going behind enemy lines to gain valuable insight which she uses to help employees today.

After Kalamazoo, Cait attended the University of Illinois College of Law on a merit scholarship and graduated with honors in 2012.  As a law student she participated in the International Human Rights Clinic and Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court. Cait interned with Thav, Gross, Steinway, and Bennett, representing dealerships during the Chrysler bankruptcy proceedings, and spent a year interning with the Illinois Innocence Project, helping wrongfully convicted inmates seek exoneration through DNA evidence.

In 2012 Cait became one of the founding members of Gold Star Law, PC. Her focus has always been plaintiff’s-side employment litigation, defending the rights of working people.  She has represented hundreds of employees in cases involving discrimination, harassment, unpaid overtime, FLSA misclassification, wrongful termination, medical leave violations, and contract disputes. She practices in Michigan and federal courts at the trial and appellate level.  She has been recognized as a “Rising Star” attorney, a Top Woman Attorney in Michigan, and the Top Rated Employment Attorney in Troy, Michigan.  Cait is excited to bring her extensive knowledge of employment law and enthusiasm for civil rights to the clients of Marko Law.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Michigan

  • Supreme Court of the United States

  • Colorado (Pro Hac Vice)

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida (Pro Hac Vice)

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.)

Published Appellate Decisions

- Lowrey v LMPS & LMPJ, Inc, 313 Mich App 500, 503; 885 NW2d 638 (2015)
Cahoo v SAS Analytics Inc, 912 F3d 887, 892 (CA 6, 2019)
West v Dep’t of Natural Resources, NW2d; 2020 Mich. App. LEXIS 5069, at *1 (Ct App, Aug. 6, 2020)
- Sexton v. Cernuto, 18 F.4th 177 (6th Cir. 2021)
- Miller v. Mich. Dep't of Corr., No. 356430, 2022 Mich. App. LEXIS 5095 (Ct. App. Aug. 25, 2022), lv granted Miller v Dep't of Corrections, 511 Mich 860 (2023)
- Nugent v. Spectrum Juv. Just. Servs., 72 F.4th 135 (6th Cir. 2023)

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