DVG Law Partner’s founding attorney Michael Brown has received favorable professional ratings from Super Lawyers and Avvo, and his legal work and cases have received coverage from major media.


Michael has been selected as a Rising Star by the Super Lawyers publication.  No more than 2.5 percent of lawyers within each State are named to the Rising Stars list, which involves a rigorous selection process including peer nomination and professional evaluation.  Michael has also received a “Superb” rating from Avvo, which bases its rating on factors including experience, industry recognition and professional conduct.

News Coverage

Our legal work and cases have been referenced in major media publications, including The Associated Press, Business Today, Computerworld, Deccan Herald, The Economic Times, The Hindu, International Business Times, ITBusinessEdge, IT Business Net, ITV News India, IT World, Live Mint, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, PC Advisor, PCWorld, Reuters, The Register, Slashdot, Techworld, Times of AP, The Times of India, USA Today, Yelp, The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo.

Here are links to media coverage of DVG’s cases:

  • This Bloomberg article describes a Federal Court’s decision (12/27/17) granting class certification in a class action case pursued by non-South Asian workers against Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). The lawsuit alleges TCS violated Federal race and national origin discrimination laws, including alleged discrimination against non-South Asian employees who TCS discharged. The plaintiff workers are represented by DVG, Kotchen & Low and VK Vandaveer PLLC. The case is scheduled for trial in November 2018.

  • This article in the State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL) describes a Sept. 29, 2017 ruling by a U.S. Federal Court, of the Central District of Illinois, granting the motion of a female plaintiff physician (a DVG client) for conditional certification of Equal Pay Act (EPA) claims. The case is against medical-related entities of Southern Illinois University. As this subsequent article (Feb. 10, 2018) describes, additional female-physician-plaintiffs opted in and joined the EPA case, asserting they too were underpaid as compared to male colleague physicians who did the same or equivalent work. DVG is joined by attorneys J. Bryan Wood and Vonda Vandaveer in representing the plaintiff-physicians. 

  • This Politico post and Law360 article discuss the successful trial decision of a DVG client, a surgeon who was underpaid wages and was awarded over $220,000 by the U.S. Department of Labor. The case is against the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. DVG is joined by attorney Vonda Vandaveer of VK Vandaveer PLLC in representing the worker.
  • These articles by Bloomberg (3/16/18) and The Economic Times (3/19/18) describe a proposed class action lawsuit, asserting employment discrimination, filed against Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. The lawsuit alleges violations of Federal race and national origin discrimination laws, with the plaintiff-workers represented by DVG and Kotchen & Low.
  • This Bloomberg article references a proposed class action case filed against Wipro Limited. The lawsuit alleges violations of Federal race and national origin discrimination laws, with the plaintiff-workers represented by DVG and Kotchen & Low.
  • A Businessweek article (cross-posted at MSNBC.com),  “America’s High-Tech Sweatshops,” references DVG attorney Michael Brown, who represents underpaid H-1B visa workers.
  • This Wisconsin Law Journal article has quoted commentary from DVG attorney Michael Brown regarding wage laws’ requirements.
  • The Indy Channel, RTV 6 of Indianapolis, published video and written reports referencing a proposed class action case alleging claims of underpaid wages, breach of contract and forced labor, and interviewing DVG attorney Michael Brown, one of the attorneys representing the worker-litigants.  The Indy Channel also published this article regarding a motion about witness-tampering by the companies/defendants.
  • The National Law Journal published this article regarding an Indianapolis (IN SD Federal Court) proposed class action case, in which DVG attorney Michael Brown is among the attorneys representing workers alleging underpaid wages, breach of contract and forced labor.
  • This ERE.net article, “IT Watchdog Group Says Staffing Firms Discriminate Against Americans,” references DVG attorney Michael Brown.