Bonnie Y. Sawusch

Bonnie Y. Sawusch


Varnum LLP

Recognized since 2010

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Bonnie Sawusch has 20 years' experience representing people and families whose lives have been affected by catastrophic personal injury and death. She has been involved in investigating, litigating and resolving a wide variety of cases, including trucking and automobile collisions, airplane disasters, fires and explosions, burn injuries and electrocutions. Bonnie represents clients throughout Michigan and other states.

Bonnie's legal practice is strongly influenced by her previous 15-year career as a critical care nurse in a large acute care hospital. She holds a B.A. in Nursing and continues to maintain her license to practice as a registered nurse.

In addition to her passion for representing people and families whose lives have been touched by tragedy, Bonnie is actively involved in educational programs for medical and legal professionals as a frequent lecturer and writer.

Location

  • 211 East Water Street, Suite 400
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Education

  • Eastern Michigan University, BS, graduated 1987
  • University of Detroit Mercy , BS, graduated 1978

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, State Bar of Michigan
  • Florida, The Florida Bar

Affiliations

  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses - Member
  • American Burn Association - Ethics Committee 2006 – 2009
  • Brain Injury Association of Michigan - Member
  • Disability Resource Center of Southwestern Michigan - Past Member
  • Interstate Trucking Litigation Group - Member
  • Michigan Association of Justice - Member
  • Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors - Member
  • State Bar of Florida - Member
  • State Bar of Michigan - Litigation Section Council Chair, 2009 – 2010

Varnum LLP
Headquarters: Grand Rapids, Michigan

89 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

8 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Kalamazoo (2018)
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Kalamazoo (2016)
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Kalamazoo (2014)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Awards:

  • Named in Best Lawyers in America®, Kalamazoo Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, since 2010
  • American Burn Association – Burn Prevention Committee (current), Ethics Committee (2006-2009)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Rated
  • Listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™
  • Justice Frank J. Murphy Honor Society
  • University of Detroit Law Review
  • Sigma Theta Tau – International Honor Society of Nursing
  • American Inn of Court

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