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Personal Injury Attorney

Bonnie has 28 years of 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 in multiple 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.S. 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 as a lecturer and writer in educational programs for medical and legal professionals.

For more information, please contact Bonnie Sawusch at 269/553-3508 or


Honors & Recognitions

Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™

Best Lawyers in America® since 2010

Best Lawyers in America® Lawyer of the Year, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, 2014, 2016, 2018

Best Lawyers in America®, Women in the Law Spring Business Edition, Personal Injury Litigation, 2017

Leading Lawyers: Personal Injury Law - General; Personal Injury Plaintiff's Law - Product Liability

Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Michigan Super Lawyers® since 2006

University of Michigan, Pam Pucci Service Award, 2016

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

American Association of Justice: Interstate Trucking Litigation Group; E-Cigarette Litigation Group member

American Burn Association: Burn Prevention Committee, 2013 - present; Ethics Committee, 2013 - 2016

Brain Injury Association of Michigan, past member

Disability Resource Center of Southwestern Michigan, past member

Michigan Association of Justice

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors

State Bar of Florida

State Bar of Michigan: Litigation Section, member, 2001 - present; Council chair, 2009 - 2010

Community Involvement

Pine Lake Fund, Board of Directors, 2018 - present

News & Publications



"Legal Rights and Issues Impacting the Care of Pediatric Patients," Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Devel Pediatric Symposium 

"Hot Legal Issues in Health Care," PCA Pharmacy Educational Symposium

"Nurses on Trial," Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference

"Legal Issues Surrounding End of Life," American Association of Critical Care Nurses, West Michigan Chapter Conference

"Evidence Analysis," Oakland and Wayne County Community Mental Health     



University of Detroit School of Law
Detroit, Michigan
J.D., magna cum laude, 1991

Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan
B.S.N, high honors, 1987

Mercy School of Nursing
Detroit, Michigan
Diploma R.N., high honors, 1978

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Florida state courts
  • All Michigan state courts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
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