Ronda Tate Truvillion

phone: 313-961-2550
fax: 313-961-1270

Ronda Tate Truvillion is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group, which includes Lewis & Munday’s Labor and Employment practice group. She represents corporations in a variety of employment disputes—starting at the investigation stage through litigation and appeal—that arise out of discrimination, retaliation, harassment and whistleblower claims. Ronda has extensive experience defending matters in both the state and federal courts, as well as before administrative tribunals such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Michigan Department of Civil Rights.

As a management-side attorney, she handles labor arbitrations involving alleged violations of collective bargaining agreements and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. She further counsels clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to nonprofits in all facets of the employment relationship by providing advice on how to remain compliant with state and federal employment laws, in addition to assisting with day-to-day labor and employment matters.

A widely respected and seasoned litigator, Ronda also handles commercial litigation, real estate litigation and insurance defense on behalf of her clients in the automotive, energy, commercial development and retail industries. Prior to joining Lewis & Munday, Ronda served as a summer associate for Sommers Schwartz, PC, judicial intern for the Honorable Victoria A. Roberts and legislative intern for the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • AREAS OF PRACTICELabor and Employment, Appellate Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Educational Institutions, and Automotive Negligence Defense.
  • EDUCATIONJD, Wayne State University Law School; BA, University of Michigan


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan


  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Council Member, Labor and Employment Law Section Council (2018-present)
  • Member, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board (2014-2017)
  • The Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Labor & Employment Advisory Board (2011-2017; 2020-present)
  • Wolverine Bar Association
  • President (2013-2014)
  • Board of Directors (2009-2015)
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Barristers Section
  • Board of Directors (2010-2013)


  • Crain’s Detroit Business “Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan” Inaugural Listing
  • D. Augustus Straker Bar Association Trailblazer Award
  • State Bar of Michigan Regeana Myrick Outstanding Young Lawyer Award
  • Michigan Super Lawyers “Rising Star- Labor & Employment”
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly “Up and Coming” Lawyers Award
  • Michigan Chronicle “40 Under 40” Award
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan Pro Bono Recognition Award
  • University of Michigan Black Alumni Association “5 Under 10” Young Alumni Award
  • Shrine High School Distinguished Alumni Award
  • AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell


  • Detroit Economic Club
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


  • Employment Law for Michigan Employers, 3rd Edition: “Severing the Employment Relationship,” Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) (2017-present)
  • “Advising Employers During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” ICLE (2020)
  • “Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act,” ICLE Legal Resource Guide for HR Professionals (2020)
  • “Employment Law Update - Latest Trends,” Society for Human Resource Management, Greater Ann Arbor Chapter (2019)
  • “The Rogue Employee: Prevention, Discipline, and Compliance,” ICLE Health Law Institute (2019)
  • “Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession,” State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Law Section (2018)
  • “Conducting an Employee Misconduct Investigation: Tips for the Employer,” ICLE Legal Resource Guide for HR Professionals (2017)
  • “Anatomy of a Mock Arbitration,” ICLE Labor & Employment Law Institute (2017)
  • “Essential Deposition Skills,” ICLE On-Demand Seminar (2017)
  • “Anatomy of a Solo/Small Firm: Flying Solo; DIY Marketing & Getting Experience,” ABA Young Lawyers Division (2016)
  • “Negotiation Skills: Advocating for Yourself and Your Clients,” State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Law Section (2015)
  • “Understanding the EEOC Administrative Process,” ICLE Legal Resource Guide for HR Professionals (2015)
  • “Conducting a Discrimination or Harassment Investigation,” ICLE On-Demand Seminar (2014)
  • “The Duty to Preserve Electronic Evidence and Prevent Spoilation,” ICLE Legal Resource Guide for HR Professionals (2014)
  • “Anatomy of a Lawsuit,” ICLE Legal Resource Guide for HR Professionals (2013)
  • Contributing Author, Employment Law for Michigan Employers, ICLE (2011-2012)
  • Contributing Author, “Teens and the Law” Publication, Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association (2011)
  • Employment Correspondent, “The Takeaway,” a national radio show produced by NY Times and BBC (2009)