Kathleen L. Bogas


Bogas & Koncius P.C
31700 Telegraph Rd #160
Bingham Farms
MI 48025 USA

Tel: 248.502.5000

Email: kbogas@kbogaslaw.com
Web: www.kbogaslaw.com

Kathleen 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 33 years. Kathy has tried many cases successfully in the State and Federal Courts throughout the country and was one of the first attorneys in Michigan to try employment related cases.

Kathy 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. Kathy was also President of the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, now known as Michigan Association for Justice, leading over 2500 trial attorneys in representing individuals.

Kathy’s accomplishments have been recognized by national organizations. She is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, considered to be the premiere legal professional organization comprised of the best of the trial bar in the United States and Canada, and has received the highest rating possible, “AV,” from Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review national legal directory. Since 1989, she has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America as one of the best employment lawyers in the nation. She is a fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, a group of distinguished lawyers who specialize in employment law.

Kathy has presented at conferences and seminars throughout the country on all aspects of employment law and trial advocacy. She has been recognized for her accomplishments by being named one of the top three attorneys in Michigan in “Michigan Super Lawyers” published in 2006-2021. Kathy has also received the following honors: Respected Advocate Award by Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, Champion of Justice by State Bar of Michigan, Jean King Leadership Award by Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Richard Baxter Award for Trial Excellence by Michigan ABOTA,  Earl Cline Excellence Award by State Bar of Michigan Negligence Section, and Distinguished Service Award by State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Section.

Books widely recognized as authoritative treatises contain contributions and chapters authored by Kathy and she is a former co-editor of Employment Litigation in Michigan (ICLE) and Federal Employment litigation (The Rutter Group). She received the honor of being presented with the Respected Advocate Award by the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel in 2001.

Part of Kathy’s 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.

We focus our practice on employment law. We litigate for employees, executives, and partners in a variety of situations and circumstances. We represent clients in discrimination claims based on race, gender, national origin, disability, and issues relating to sexual orientation. We represent clients who need guidance regarding severance packages, employment contracts, non-compete clauses, and other contractual employment disputes. We provide advice and representation to clients negotiating executive contracts and other employment agreements. We focus on employment law so that we can represent you in any employment dispute.


We’ll protect your rights. Federal or State law protects you from discrimination based on your race, gender, national origin, color, religion, pregnancy, and sexual orientation. We litigate claims in State and Federal Courts protecting your rights under Title VII, Michigan’s Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Michigan’s Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act. If you have been discriminated against based on a protected characteristic, we are here to help.


You don’t have to put up with it. Sexual harassment, harassment based on your race, national origin, color, or any other protected characteristic, is illegal under State or Federal law. We litigate claims of harassment in State and Federal Courts. If you are being harassed at work, or if you have lost your job because of harassment, we are ready to defend your rights.


They’re not allowed to do that. If you complain of illegal harassment or discrimination, your employer must investigate and is not allowed to retaliate against you for making a complaint. If your employer has taken an adverse action against you because you complained, call us.


We’ll negotiate for you. Are you starting a new job, leaving an old one, or facing changes in the workplace? We can negotiate your employment contract or severance package and can advise you about any non-compete or confidentiality agreement. Know what you’re signing. Let us protect you.

Personal Injury

Let us help you. If you have suffered an injury because of somebody else’s negligence, you may be entitled to relief. Our years of experience will provide you with the representation you need. We can help.

Mediation, Arbitration, Investigation, & Drafting of Employment Handbooks

We conduct mediations, arbitrations, and investigations. If you have an employment, contract, personal injury, or commercial dispute, we will impartially mediate or arbitrate it. We conduct thorough and impartial investigations of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims in the workplace. And, for employers seeking to be proactive regarding these issues, we provide review and drafting of personnel manuals, Equal Employment Opportunity policies, and anti-discrimination policies and procedures.

You need a lawyer who knows what you’re going through, whether you are an employee who has been wronged or an employer wanting to follow the law. Bogas & Koncius P.C. has the finest litigators in the State of Michigan working to protect your rights.

Our specialization in employment law provides our attorneys with the expertise and experience that has allowed us to be successful in any forum, from litigation in the State and Federal Courts, to arbitration and mediation, to negotiating contracts or severance packages. We have litigated client claims through the trial courts, the Courts of Appeals,the Michigan Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court, creating significant precedent in employment law that benefits all of our clients. We maintain memberships in state and national employment law organizations such as the National Employment Lawyers Association, the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, the State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Law Section, the Michigan Employment Lawyers Association, and the Michigan Association for Justice. This allows us to track legal developments and make use of national networks to benefit you. We are active in these organizations and work to promote fair and equitable change in the laws.