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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.
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
Law School: University of Detroit School of Law, 1975
Law School Honors/Involvement:
Executive Editor, Journal of Urban Law
Undergraduate School: University of Detroit, A.B., 1972
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