Family Law Attorney in Plymouth
Bonita graduated from the University of Michigan in 1990 with a B.A. in Political Science and earned her J.D. from the University of Toledo College of Law in 1993. She is admitted to the State Bar of Michigan, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
During the 25 years that she has been practicing law she has represented government agencies, corporations, and individuals throughout Michigan. Her experience includes extensive trial and appellate practice. As a former Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Monroe County and former Special Assistant General serving Otsego, Roscommon, and Kalkaska counties, Bonita successfully prosecuted hundreds of misdemeanor and felony offenses, particularly offenses involving traffic violations and assaultive offense such as domestic violence. Bonita received a commendation from the Colonel of the Michigan State Police in 1998 for successfully prosecuting church arsonists while she was an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the County of Monroe. Bonita’s criminal experience goes beyond trial practice. Bonita also has extensive appellate experience and served on both the State Bar of Michigan’s Standing Committee on Model Criminal Jury Instructions and that Supreme Court of Michigan’s Committee on Standard Criminal Jury Instructions.
Bonita has represented numerous clients in domestic relations proceedings involving divorce, child custody, parenting time and support. Bonita has also successfully represented both individual and corporate clients in insurance coverage and contractual disputes.
Areas of Practice
- Divorce & Family Law
- Criminal Law
- Drunk Driving & Traffic Tickets
- Civil Litigation
- Commercial Litigation
Memberships / Admissions
- State Bar of Michigan, 1993
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 2016
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 2016
- State Bar of Michigan
- Humane Society of Monroe County, Board of Directors
- Monroe County Bar Association