Kathleen L. Bogas



Listed in "The Best Lawyers in America," 1989—. Listed in "Super Lawyers - Top Ten," 2006—. Recipient, Respected Advocate Award, Michigan Defense Trial Council, 2001, Jean Ledwith King Leadership Award, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, 2011; Earl J. Cline Award for Excellence, Negligence Section, State Bar of Michigan, 2011. Former Associate and Shareholder, Sachs Waldman, P.C. Frequent lecturer for: Michigan Association for Justice (formerly known as Michigan Trial Lawyers Association); National Employment Lawyers Association; Institute Continuing Legal Education; American Bar Association. Contributing Author, Introducing Evidence, ICLE. Co-Editor and Contributing Author, Employment Litigation in Michigan. Co-Editor, Federal Employment Litigation.

American Board of Trial Advocates, 1991—; American Bar Foundation, 1992—; American College of Trial Lawyers, 2002—; College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, 2001—; Michigan Bar Foundation, 2000—.

Areas of Practice (86)

  • Wrongful Termination
  • Discrimination
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Employment Contracts
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination
  • Womens Rights
  • Personal Rights
  • Human Rights
  • Handicapped Rights
  • Gay and Lesbian Rights
  • Disabled Rights
  • Civil Rights
  • Civil Rights Section 1983
  • Age Discrimination
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Appeals
  • Federal Civil Practice
  • Civil Practice
  • First Amendment Law
  • Freedom of Religion
  • Constitutional Law
  • Breach of Contract
  • Contract Litigation
  • Contracts
  • Labor and Employment
  • Age Discrimination in Employment
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Covenants Not To Compete
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Employee Discipline
  • Employee Rights
  • Employer Intentional Torts
  • Employer Liability
  • Employment Arbitration
  • Employer Rights
  • Employment Breach of Contract
  • Employment Civil Rights
  • Employment Claims
  • Employment Disability Discrimination
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Mediation
  • Employment Rights
  • Employment Termination
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Law
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Federal Employment Law
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Negligent Hiring
  • Noncompete Litigation
  • Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation
  • Personnel Policies
  • Personnel Training
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Retaliatory Discharge
  • Title VII Discrimination
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • Whistleblower Litigation
  • Workplace Violence
  • Employment at Will
  • Executive Severance Contracts
  • Executive Employment Law
  • Executive Transfers
  • Fair Labor Standards
  • Fair Employment Practices
  • Agreements
  • Reductions in Force
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Federal Civil Litigation
  • Federal Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Religious discrimination
  • Wage and Hours actions
  • Workplace Investigations
  • Facilitations and Mediations

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
248-876-4942  Phone
248-502-5000  Phone
248-502-5001  Fax
University Attended:
University of Detroit, B.A., summa cum laude, 1972
Law School Attended:
University of Detroit, J.D., 1975
Year of First Admission:
1975, Michigan and U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan; 1976, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 1990, U.S. Supreme Court
State Bar of Michigan (Chairperson, Negligence Council, 1990-1991; Member: Labor and Employment Law Council, 2002-2006; Judicial Qualifications Committee, 1983-1987, 2003—, Co-Chairperson, 2006—; Chairperson, Special Committee on Improving Defense Counsel-Insurer Relations, 1998-2003); Michigan Association for Justice (formerly known as Michigan Trial Lawyers Association) (Member, Executive Board, 1978—; President, 1997; Co-Chair, Judicial Qualifications Committee, 1980-2003); The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Wayne County Mediation Tribunal Association (Member, Board of Directors, 2000-2004); Michigan Employment Lawyers Association (President, 1999-2009); Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Member, Advisory Board, Detroit District Office Mediation Program, 1996—); National Employment Lawyers Association (Member, Executive Board Member, 1999—; President, 2006-2007; Co-Chairperson, Trial Practice Committee, 1994-2005; Member: Judicial Oversight Committee, 2001-2011; Legislative Committee, 2004-2009).
Birth Information:
Detroit, Michigan, March 4, 1951
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Minority - Owned

Peer Reviews

Bingham Farms, Michigan

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