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Mary Catherine “Kate” Bonner

Mary Catherine "Kate" Bonner, Aggressive, Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney

An Honors Graduate of University of Miami School of Law, she has continuously practiced federal criminal law with a few exceptions for state cases for nearly 33 years–frequently off of her home turf–which is more of a challenge.

She charges either hourly or through a flat fee agreementand also expects that the client at least explore through investigation, experts if applicable, and approve and bear the costs of those choices.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Federal Crime: 40%
    36 years
  2. Appeals: 40%
    36 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    36 years


Payment types:


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    I highly recommend Mary Catherine Bonner for any criminal defense attorney needs that you might have. Ms. Bonner has received the highest “AV Preeminent” rating by the nationally-recognized Martindale & Hubbell Law Directory signifying that her peers in the legal profession have ranked her at the highest level of professional excellence… and it is easy to understand why. Not only is Ms. Bonner professional, hardworking, thorough, and respected by her peers, her honesty and integrity are beyond reproach. She possesses over 30 years of experience as a criminal lawyer, having successfully argued cases before both the United States and Florida Supreme Courts. Indeed, she has effectively represented lawyers accused of crimes. She also speaks fluent Spanish. Hiring Ms. Bonner is a wise decision... it's that simple. She knows the Florida court system and how to get the best possible outcome for her clients. Dort S. Bigg


    Dort Bigg
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked as opposing counsel with Katherine and she has always been respectful of my and my client and has sought to seek a solution as an alternative to litigation


    Bernard Appleman Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Mary Catherine Bonner, P.A.

207 SW 12th Ct
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33315


FLMember in Good Standing197906/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1981
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ownerMary Catherine Bonner, P.A.1979 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Council of AffiliatesN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Vehicular Homicideawaiting ruling
Felony wildlife offensenot guilty of felony
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawN/AJuris Doctor with Honors1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
United States Supreme Courtlitigation2006