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   3Kathleen L. BogasBingham Farms(248) 502-5000kbogas@kbogaslaw.comkbogas@kbogaslaw.comBogas & Koncius PCwww.kbogaslaw.comwww.kbogaslaw.combogaskathleen.jpgEmployment Law: EmployeeADR Law: EmploymentCivil Rights Law
Kathleen L.
Bogas & Koncius PC
31700 Telegraph Rd Ste 160
Bingham Farms MI 48025
Ph.(248) 502-5000 Fx.(248) 502-5001
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Employment Law: Employee    Civil Rights Law
ADR Law: Employment
Advisory Board Member
County:  Oakland
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Ms. Bogas leads a team of experienced lawyers focused on protecting civil rights. She is a trial attorney who has specialized in employment, civil rights and personal injury law for over 35 years. She has tried many cases successfully in state and federal courts throughout the country and was one of the first attorneys in Michigan to try employment-related cases.

She was President of the National Employment Lawyers Association from 2006-2007, leading over 3000 attorneys nationwide in representing individuals in employment related matters. She continues active participation with NELA frequently lecturing throughout the country and lobbying in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Bogas was also President of the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, now known as Michigan Association for Justice, leading over 2500 trial attorneys in representing individuals. She continues to serve on MAJ's executive board and is co-chair of the Employment Committee.

She has served in many capacities for the State Bar of Michigan, including the Labor and Employment Law Council, as chairperson of the Negligence Council and as chairperson of the Special Committee on Improving Defense Counsel-Insurer Relations. She currently serves as co-chairperson of the Judicial Qualifications Committee.

She is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has received the highest rating possible, "AV," from Martindale-Hubbell's peer review national legal directory. Since 1989, she has been listed in Best Lawyers in America as one of the best employment lawyers in the nation.

Ms. Bogas is a fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, a group of distinguished lawyers who specialize in employment law. She has served on the board of Directors for the Wayne County Mediation Tribunal and is presently an advocate for the American Board of Trial Advocates, fellow of the College and Labor and Employment Lawyers, vice-president of the Michigan Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. She serves on the Advisory Board for the EEOC Detroit Office Mediation Program and in various capacities in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb County bar organizations.

Books widely recognized as authoritative treatises contain contributions and chapters authored by Ms. Bogas. She is the co-editor of Employment Litigation in Michigan (ICLE) and former co-editor of Federal Employment litigation (The Rutter Group).

Part of Ms. Bogas' practice includes assisting others in resolving their disputes. She is frequently appointed as a mediator, case evaluator and arbitrator. She also conducts thorough independent workplace investigations.

When not practicing law, Ms. Bogas enjoys golfing and traveling with her husband Frank Rhodes, also an attorney, and spending time with her children.

Bar Admissions:  
State of Michigan, 1975
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1975
U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 1988
United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1976
United States Supreme Court, 1992

Hourly Rate:  

Law School:  University of Detroit School of Law, 1975

Law School Honors/Involvement:  
cum laude
Executive Editor, Journal of Urban Law

Undergraduate School:  University of Detroit, A.B., 1972

Employment History:  
Sachs Waldman - January 1975 - December 2001
Eisenberg & Bogas P.C.- January 2002 - May 2008

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
President, National Employment Lawyers Association, 2006-2007

President, Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, 1997-1998

State Bar of Michigan: Labor and Employment Law Council, Negligence Council, Special Committee on Improving Defense Counsel-Insurer Relations, Chairperson of the Judicial Qualifications Committee

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Board of Directors, Wayne County Mediation Tribunal

Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates; Vice-President of Michigan Chapter

Advisory Board, EEOC Detroit Office

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