September 25, 2021

Volume XI, Number 268

Bonnie Y. Sawusch

Bonnie has 25 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.

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

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 Burn Association: Burn Prevention Committee, 2013 - 2015, 2017; Ethics Committee, 2013 - 2016

Brain Injury Association of Michigan, past member

Disability Resource Center of Southwestern Michigan, past member

Interstate Trucking Litigation Group, past member

Michigan Association of Justice

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors

State Bar of Florida

State Bar of Michigan: Litigation Section, member, 2001 - 2008; chair, 2008 - present; Council chair, 2009 - 2010

Community Involvement

Pine Lake Fund, Board of Directors, 2018 -


Articles in the National Law Review database by Bonnie Y. Sawusch