Kathleen L. Bogas

Kathleen L. Bogas

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Bingham Farms, MI

Bogas & Koncius P.C.
 | 31700 Telegraph Rd, Suite 160
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Phone: 248-502-5000
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor (70%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Kathleen Bogas has specialized her practice in representing individuals in employment related matters, including discrimination, sex harassment, First Amendment issues, wage and hour claims, whistleblower claims and many other employment related claims. At times she is called upon to represent and counsel corporations in best practices.  Ms. Bogas has been active in various bar associations and has served in leadership positions because she believes that the law can become stronger and more relevant to people's lives through eduction of attorneys and the public.  She sits on judicial selection committees to assure that the best people are appointed judges, judges who will give everyone their fair day in court. In recent years, fellow attorneys and judges have requested Ms. Bogas' assistance in helping them to settle cases through the mediation process. She has also been appointed as an arbitrator in a number of cases. However, Ms. Bogas' most important role in the law is advocating for the rights of her clients. She is honored to represent those who have come to her for assistance.

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About Kathleen Bogas

Admitted: 1975, Michigan

Professional Webpage: http://www.kbogaslaw.com/attorney_bios.html#k_bogas

Honors and Awards:

  • This award is given to no more than five practicing attorneys and judges each year.  Criteria to be considered are:  (1)  integrity and adherence to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession; (2)  superior professional competence; and (3) an extraordinary professional accomplishment that benefits the nation, the state, or the local community in which the lawyer or judge lives., Champion of Justice Award, State Bar of Michigan, 2012
  • This award is presented in commendation for visionary leadership in the face of opposition and outstanding efforts toward the advancement of women and the legal profession., Jean Ledweth King Award, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, 2010
  • 2010 was the inaugural year for this award.  It is to salute high-achieving women in Michigan and their accomplishments.  , Women in the Law, Lawyers Weekly, 2010
  • Awarded for Excellence in Negligence Law.  The recepient must demonstrate the highest of competence, integrity and professionalism, qulaities for which all of us strive., Earl J. Kline Award for Excellence, Negligence Section of State Bar of Michigan, 2010
  • The award requirements include a history of success in civil litigation matters, unfailing adherence to the highest standard of ethic and candor in dealing with the court and with counsel, and the respect and admiration of counsel on the opposing side of the bar., Respected Advocate Award, Michigan Defense Trial Counsel , 2001

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of the Executive Board of the Michigan Association for Justice (formerly known as Michigan Trial Lawyers Assocaiton) (1981 to present).  Served in every officer position and was President 1997-1998.
  • Member of the Negligence Council of the State Bar of Michigan (1984-1993), including serving as Chairperson in 1991-1992
  • Member of Michigan Employment Lawyers Association (1989 to present).  Member of the Founding Board and President 1999-2008.
  • Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (1991-present).  Served in every officer position for the Michigan Chapter including President in 2015.
  • Member of the Executive Board of the National Employment Lawyers Association 2000-2007.  Served in every officer position, including President 2006-2007
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Wayne County Mediation Tribunal (2000-2004)
  • Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.  Member of the 6th Circuit Credentialing Committee (2005-2011).  2001-present
  • Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers (2002-present)
  • Member of the Labor and Employment Council of the State Bar of Michigan (2002-2006)
  • Co-Chairperson of the State Bar of Michigan Judicial Qualifications Committee (2002-present)
  • Member, Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel, United States District Court, Eastern District (2013-2014)
  • Member of the Judicial Advisory Committee for U.S. Senators, United States District Court, Eastern District (2009, 2011, 2013)

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • An update of wrongful discharge law in Michigan, Co-author, Wrongful Discharge Update, Michigan Bar Journal, 1989
  • A review of what constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace, Co-author, Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, Michigan Bar Journal, 1984
  • Chapter author on various subjects, all editions 1988 to present, Contributor, Introducing Evidence, ICLE
  • A treatise on federal employment litigation.  Co-editor 2006-2012, Co-editor, Federal Employment Litigation, Rutter Group
  • A treatise on employment litigation and law in Michigan,  Co-author and contributing author 2004 to present, Co-editor and Contributing Author, Employment Litigation in Michigan, ICLE

Educational Background:

  • J.D. University of Detroit, Staff and Executive Editor of Journal of Urban Law (Law Review), 1975
  • A.B.  University of Detroit, Summa Cum Laude, 1972
Office Location for Kathleen L. Bogas

31700 Telegraph Rd
Suite 160
Bingham Farms, MI 48025

 

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Last Updated: 4/3/2017

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