- J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2002, magna cum laude
- B.A., Michigan State University, 1995, with high honors
Rebecca Strauss is an employment attorney with significant experience in general and probate litigation.
Ms. Strauss counsels manufacturers, health care providers, professional service providers, and public and private employers in matters of wage and hour law, employment discrimination, disabilities and accommodation, discipline and termination, hiring, and workplace harassment. She advises a preventive approach to ensure protective policies and maintain compliant processes and procedures. When litigation becomes necessary, Rebecca represents employers against claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, and retaliation, breach of contract, and wage and hour concerns.
Rebecca frequently litigates non-employment law cases, including corporate dissolutions, probate, and real estate litigation matters. She has appeared on behalf of clients in front of federal and state courts with successful results including outright dismissals and favorable settlements.
Ms. Strauss is a national Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow and participates in LCLD in-person conferences, training, and peer-group projects to foster collaboration and build relationships with the 265-member organization’s top leadership including managing partners of leading law firms and general counsel of major corporations. She also served as the firm’s Diversity Partner and chair of Miller Johnson’s Diversity Council overseeing outreach and inclusion programs aimed at furthering minority involvement in the legal profession. Rebecca currently serves on the firm’s Professional Development Committee.
Rebecca is the current President of the Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Michigan, the Legislative Chair for the Kalamazoo Human Resources Management Association and serves on the Board of Directors of Legal Aid of Western Michigan. She is a former board member of the Kalamazoo County Bar Association. Rebecca enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, and running with various running groups in Kalamazoo.
Before joining Miller Johnson, Rebecca enjoyed clerking for The Honorable Nancy G. Edmunds, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (2002-2004) and The Honorable Ralph B. Guy, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2005-2007).