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Marla A. Linderman Richelew

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Marla A. Linderman Richelew is a Past President of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan at both the State and Washtenaw County levels. She is also a Past President of the Washtenaw Association for Justice, Past President of Washtenaw County’s New Lawyers Section and has served on the Washtenaw County Bar Association Board in various offices. She is currently the Executive Director of the Washtenaw Association for Justice and a Co-Chair of the Federal Bar section of the Washtenaw County Bar Association. Marla also sits on the Executive Board of the Michigan Association for Justice, where she serves on MAJ’s Amicus Committee as Co-Chair of the Employment and Civil Rights Subcommittee and as a Co-Chair of the Membership Committee. Involved in the Federal Bar Association’s Federal Pro Bono Project since its inception, she currently is a Co-Chair. Marla also serves on the PTSO Board for Skyline High School and volunteers with several local non-profits.

Ms. Linderman Richelew is a frequent speaker on issues relating to employment and business law at both the state and national level, is a published author for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Michigan Lawyers Weekly and Westlaw, and is a former law professor. In 2006, the State Bar of Michigan awarded Ms. Linderman Richelew the Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year Award. A fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation, she has been named a Leader in the Law, Top 20 Women in the Law and Up and Coming Lawyer by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Ms. Linderman Richelew has been designated a Michigan Super Lawyer since 2009 and as a Top 25 Women Consumer Michigan Super Lawyer since 2013. Marla practices in the areas of employment and labor, civil rights and business litigation.

In addition, Ms. Linderman Richelew was recently elected to the State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly. The Representative Assembly is the State Bar of Michigan’s “final policy-making body,” and it serves a pivotal role in the regulation of attorneys, improving the functioning of the justice system, and increasing the availability of legal services to the public.

Professional Associations

  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, State and Washtenaw County board levels, President
  • Michigan Association for Justice, Executive Board Member
  • Washtenaw County Association for Justice, Past President
  • Washtenaw County Association for Justice, Executive Director, Present
  • State Bar of Michigan's Representative Assembly for the 22nd Circuit, Member
  • MAJ's Amicus Committee, Co-Chair of the Employment and Civil Rights Subcommittee
  • MAJ's Amicus Committee, Co-Chairs of the Membership Committee, Present

Classes & Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Law Practice Management

Published Works

  • Eleven Truths of Michigan Employment Law (Top Tips in Ten Minutes) Michigan Causes of Action Formbook, Second Edition (Book)

Practice Areas

  • Employment Discrimination
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Rights


  • Indiana University at Bloomington School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1996


  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • Top 20 Women in Law-Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • Regeana Myrick Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, State Bar of Michigan
  • Michigan State Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Up and Coming Lawyer, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2007
  • Leader in the Law, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2018
  • Top 25 Women Consumer Michigan Super Lawyer

Pro – Bono Activities

  • Jewish Family Services of Ann Arbor
  • Jewish Federation of Ann Arbor