Richard R. Vary, B.S.,J.D.

A native of mid-Michigan, Dick grew up with a strong work ethic helping his father and mother, independent business owners, who sold and repaired industrial equipment to contractors, builders, agricultural companies and local governmental agencies.



  • Juris Doctor, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, cum laude


  • Bachelor of Social Science, Michigan State University






  • All federal and state courts for the State of Michigan, including the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals


Dick has considerable litigation experience in civil and criminal trials and appeals in both state and federal courts, including the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. While attending law school, he was a member of the Michigan Department of State Police and served on the Department’s Emergency Services Team. Before joining Masud Labor Law Group, Dick served as an Assistant United States Attorney conducting federal criminal prosecutions, grand jury investigations, and defending civil suits against federal agencies. Dick was also the president and shareholder of a litigation law firm.

Career Highlights


  • Experienced litigator with over 40 years of experience, specializing in employment law and civil rights litigation in both state and federal court, including appellate advocacy


  • Member of the State Bar of Michigan and Labor and Employment Law section of the Michigan Bar Association


  • Served on State Bar committees on civil procedure and medical-legal problems


  • Served as the elected representative assembly member for the Tenth Judicial Circuit (Saginaw County)


  • Served on the Saginaw County Bar Association Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Continuing Legal Education Committee, and Co-Chairman of the Bench and Bar Committee


  • Prior member of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel


  • Frequent featured presenter at seminars and events for organizations, such as the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, MSU Labor Education and Medical College Programs, Institute for Continuing Legal Education Courses, Saginaw Chamber of Commerce, Valley Society for Human Resource Management, and Associated Builders & Contractors
Legal Passion


“I enjoy discovering the truth and representing and winning for the underdog, especially against opponents who expect to be successful. The gold standard for winning is accomplishing the client’s goal without a trial. However, if trial is necessary, it is rewarding to be able to be better prepared than the opponent and to know that there is truth in the wise saying, “Yesterday’s homerun doesn’t win today’s ballgame.”


Hobbies and Interests


Dick enjoys spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren, volunteering at his church, photography, reading, target shooting, and fishing.