John C. Schrier


P: 231-722-5401

F: 231-722-5501

John focuses on helping public sector clients operate successfully. He is also actively involved in representing private sector clients relating to employment matters.

John’s services for municipalities include general counsel, zoning plans, economic development, ordinances and city laws, employment, litigation, and more. John is listed as Super Lawyer for municipalities and is trusted by cities large and small.

Sample of notable projects:

  • Advised municipality in a cross-lake ferry project, which included working on a portion of the debt structure and lease for port facilities
  • Acted as local counsel on an expansion of a sewage treatment facility
  • Advised municipalities and acted as chief negotiator on numerous collective bargaining agreements
  • Acted as an advocate and panel member on interest arbitration matters
  • Advised and represented municipalities in grievance arbitrations
  • Advised and represented numerous private sector clients on employment matters, including age discrimination, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, race discrimination, wage and hour claims, and claims of veterans

John’s favorite part of working with Parmenter is the fun and collaborative atmosphere. He believes this approach gives the best possible outcomes to clients by utilizing different attorney’s experience, knowledge, and expertise in every case.


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  • Hope College, BA (1978)
  • Wayne State University – Masters in Public Administration (1980)
  • University of Detroit, JD (1984)


  • State Bar of Michigan, admitted 1984
  • American Bar Association
  • Muskegon County Bar Association
  • Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys

Areas of Practice

  • Labor & employee benefits
  • Litigation
  • Municipal Law
  • Zoning