Elaina Bailey earned her juris doctorate degree from Wayne State University Law School where she focused her studies on labor and employment law. While in law school, Elaina worked for multiple civil rights law firms including Goodman & Hurwitz, P.C. and Pitt, McGehee, Palmer & Rivers, P.C. Elaina fostered her love of labor and employment law as an intern for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Solicitor’s Midwest Regional Office in Chicago, IL and the National Labor Relations Board’s Regional Office in Detroit, MI. Elaina also served as Senior Editor to the State Bar of Michigan’s International Law Section’s journal, Michigan International Lawyer, and as a judicial intern to the Honorable Judge Avern Cohn of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. She honed her research and writing skills as a research assistant to Distinguished Professor of Law Robert Sedler; Director of the International Legal Studies Program, Professor Gregory Fox; and Wayne Law’s newest labor law professor, Professor Sanjukta Paul. Additionally, Elaina also received many awards for her written and oral advocacy as a member of the Wayne Law’s Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team, including an award for the best written submission by an applicant in the United States in 2017.
Elaina’s practice focuses on wage theft and other employment issues that working people face. Elaina is passionate about wage issues because workers rely on their incomes to support their families. Elaina takes pride in vindicating the rights of working people and views her work as important to her calling of service to her community.
Elaina is from Taylor, MI and is proud of her Downriver roots. She graduated from John F. Kennedy High School and married her long-time sweetheart Adam Bailey. Recently, the two welcomed the birth of their first child, Addison. In her free time Elaina enjoys spending time with family and exploring new places.