We are proud to announce that Ronita Bahri, associate attorney at Goodman
Acker, has received the ‘Up and Coming Lawyers Award Class of 2017’
from Michigan Lawyers Weekly. This award recognizes legal practitioners
who are establishing a name for themselves, go above and beyond, and display
the ambition, drive, determination and accomplishments that set them apart
among their peers – in their first 10 years of practice. Only a
select few of legal practitioners are chosen every year.
Bahri was honored with the award on Thursday, December 7th at the Detroit Marriott in Troy.
Bahri came to the United States as a refugee with her family at the young
age of eight from Iraq. She knew at a very young age she wanted to go
to college and serve the community.
Bahri was the first in her family to go to college and earned her Juris
Doctorate from the University of San Francisco, School of Law in 2014.
In 2015, Bahri joined our team, focusing on personal injury and no-fault
insurance litigation. Prior to Goodman Acker, Bahri worked as a legal
and policy associate at Michigan Community Resources in Detroit assisting
start-up nonprofit organizations.
Serving the community is still important to Bahri. She is a member of the
Chaldean American Bar Association and the Michigan Association for Justice.
Bahri is also Funding and Government Relations Director for the Shlama
Foundation. The Shlama Foundation was created to help aide families who
have fled their homeland after ISIS forced their evacuation.
Additionally, Bahri is one of the pro-bono attorneys with CODE Legal Air,
a non-profit organization, helping to halt the deportation of hardens,
after the June 10th round up by ICE agents this year.
“I am honored to receive this designation, as it reinforces my dedication
to provide the best possible service to my clients. My success derives
from the opportunity to serve people in my community, and for that I am
grateful. For me, this is just the beginning,” says Bahri.
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