Conn Maciel Carey LLP Expands Midwest Workplace Safety Practice With Addition of OSHA Defense Attorney Anthony Casaletta – a Former Michigan OSHA Official

Detroit, MI (September 29, 2022) – Conn Maciel Carey LLP, a Washington, D.C.-based boutique law firm with a national focus on OSHA/MSHA • Workplace Safety and Labor & Employment, is pleased to announce that Anthony Casaletta has become an Of Counsel attorney with the firm.

Mr. Casaletta, an OSHA defense attorney, is based in the Detroit area in Michigan, where he counsels and defends employers in a wide range of workplace health and safety matters conducted by Federal OSHA and State OSH Plans, including particularly, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“MIOSHA”). He also supports employers in all aspects of OSHA and MIOSHA enforcement, from managing on-site inspections and investigations, to litigating contested citations through ALJ hearings and appeals, and counseling on compliance with OSHA rules and standards.

“I am thrilled to have this opportunity to join Conn Maciel Carey’s deep bench of talented attorneys,” said Mr. Casaletta. “I was drawn to the firm by their stellar reputation as go-to legal advisors for OSHA workplace safety matters. I look forward to collaborating with the team on industrial hygiene, safety, and all manner of OSHA regulatory matters.”

Prior to entering private practice as an OSHA defense attorney, Mr. Casaletta spent 18 years with Michigan OSHA (“MIOSHA”) in various roles, working his way up to Health Supervisor for the MIOSHA Construction Safety and Health Division.  Through his tenure at MIOSHA, Mr. Casaletta specialized in industrial hygiene enforcement in both general industry and construction, managed the MIOSHA Asbestos Program, and oversaw the enforcement activities of MIOSHA’s Construction field industrial hygienists throughout the state of Michigan. Mr. Casaletta’s duties also involved representing MIOSHA at Administrative Hearings of contested MIOSHA citations.

“Having spent an already-full career with MIOSHA, Tony brings significant and unique experience to our national OSHA Practice,” said Eric J. Conn, Chair of the firm’s OSHA Workplace Safety Practice Group.  Eric adds, “having a presence in Michigan, especially in the form of an attorney who has such a unique perspective on how workplace safety regulators operate and the respect of the senior leadership at MIOSHA, will be invaluable to our clients in the Midwest.”

“I am incredibly excited to welcome Tony to the firm in general but particularly pleased to add someone with his experience to our team here in the Midwest.  Between our Chicago-based attorneys who regularly work with employers to defend inspections and litigate citations in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana and Wisconsin, and our Columbus (OH) partner, Nick Scala, establishing a presence in Michigan enables us to provide the level of service and responsiveness through the rest of the Midwest that our clients have come to expect and rely on from Conn Maciel,” noted Aaron Gelb, Head of the firm’s Midwest OSHA practice.

The boutique law firm, which was founded in 2014, has fifteen attorneys focused on OSHA law out of offices in Washington D.C.; Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles and San Francisco, California; and Columbus, Ohio.

Here is a link to a press release issued by the Firm about this exciting development.

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