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Deanne focuses her practice on Veteran’s Advocacy, primarily representing veterans on appeals at the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.  Deanne also represents veterans after they have been denied at the VA and on administrative appeal of those claims at the Board of Veterans Appeals.

Deanne has extensive experience in products liability defense, as well as having a litigation practice including insurance defense and contract dispute litigation.
 
Bar Admissions
Admitted to practice in Michigan, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Education
J.D., University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 2000
B.A., California State University – San Marcos, 1995

Memberships
State Bar of Michigan, Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, National Organization of Veterans Advocates, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Incorporated Society of Irish-American Lawyers 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Military Law: 90%
    8 years
  2. Litigation: 10%
    15 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($150-250/hour), contingent (20-33%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Matthew Donovan Hill

    I endorse this lawyer. The community of attorneys representing veterans is small and we all see each other's work. Deanne works tirelessly for veterans seeking disability compensation from the VA. She stands by her veterans fighting for them from the local VA regional office up to the highest courts in Washington.

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    Matthew Hill Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Bonner Di Salvo, PLLC

615 Griswold Street, Suite 1700
Detroit, MI, 48226

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing200308/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Women Attorneys in MichiganHour Detroit Magazine2014
Top Female ExecutivesWorldwide Publishing2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/MemberBonner Di Salvo, PLLC2007 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
University of Detroit Mercy Veterans Law ClinicReferral Attorney2008 - Present
State Bar of MichiganN/AN/A
National Organization of Veterans' AdvocatesN/AN/A
Incorporated Society of Irish-American LawyersN/AN/A
Detroit Metropolitan Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) (Wayne Region)President2015 - 2016
Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) (Wayne Region)Vice President2014 - 2015
Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) (Wayne Region)Corresponding Secretary2012 - 2014
Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Inns of CourtBarrister2012 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sanchez-Navarro v. McDonald, 774 F.3d 1380 (2014)Vacated and remanded decision of United States Court of Appeals for Veterans' Claims.
Rickett v. Shinseki, USCAVC Docket No. 09-2493 (Vacated by later decision)Secretary of Veterans Affairs Motion to Dismiss Appeal Denied.
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Michigan Computer LawyerMODEL DIGITAL SIGNATURE ACT: The Need for Cross-Jurisdictional Continuity2000
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
California State University, San MarcosEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MentorJet Event at University of Detroit Mercy Law SchoolLaw Student Mentoring2013
MentorJet Event at University of Detroit Mercy Law SchoolLaw Student Mentoring2012
MentorJet Event at University of Detroit Mercy Law SchoolLaw Student Mentoring2011