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About Me

Rhonda Ives maintains a strong commitment to those that seek JustIce. If you have been wrongfully accused, Rhonda cares about you and the outcome of your case. Rhonda sits on the Board of the Criminal Defense Attorneysbof Michigan and maintains that continued legal education is important for all attorneys. 

Rhonda Ives has handled 100's of cases throughout Michigsn. She has helped hundreds and she can help you too!


Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    17 years, 300 cases
  2. Divorce & Separation: 30%
    17 years, 300 cases
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    17 years, 200 cases
  4. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 10%
    17 years, 100 cases



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Payment Types:

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Attorney Endorsements

27 total 

  • Ravi R. Gurumurthy

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Ravi Gurumurthy DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kevin Banyon

    Rhonda is an exceptional criminal defense attorney who will champion your case like it is her own. She is a leader in the community, and well respected by the judiciary, defense bar, and prosecutors. Hire Rhonda and you will tremendously benefit from her experience, understanding of the complex nature of your criminal case, and reputation as a serious and competent trial attorney.


    Kevin Banyon Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

14 S Monroe St
Coldwater, MI, 49036


MIActive And In Good Standing199809/01/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Ohio Regional Trial Lawyer's TrainingGerry Spence2009
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing CourseMichigan DUI Lawyers' Association2007
CDAM Trial CollegeCriminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan2006
CDAM Trial CollegeCriminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan2005
CDAM Trial CollegeCriminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan2004
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Admitted in 2001US District Court - Western District of Michigan2001 - Present
Attorney/OwnerRhonda B. Ives, Attorney at Law - Coldwater Office1999 - Present
Attorney/OwnerRhonda B. Ives, Attorney at Law - Lansing Office1998 - 2002
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Criminal Defense Attorneys of MichiganTreasurer2012 - Present
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeF Warrior2011 - Present
Altrusa of Branch CountyCommunity Service Chair2011 - Present
Calhoun County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Criminal Defense Attorneys of MichiganBoard Member2006 - Present
State Appelate Defender's ForumForum Member2002 - Present
Branch County Bar AssociationMember/Past President2000 - Present
Branch County Literacy CouncilBoard Member2000 - Present
Criminal Defense Attorneys of MichiganMember at Large2000 - Present
State Bar of MichiganLicensed Member1998 - Present
Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of MichigsnLicensed MemberN/A
Family Law Section of the State Bar of MichiganLicensed MemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
DUI watercraftImproper speed
Branch Co StalkingDismissal
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Trial Lawyer's CollegeN/AGraduate2011
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Michigan State UniversityN/AN/A1990
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Career DayBranch County Career Day2005
AltrusaPowers of Attorney & Medical Powers of Attorney2004