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About me

I have been married since 1977 and am mother to 4 grown children, all adopted.  My sons were born in Russia and adopted there and my daughters were born in California and adopted as infants here, so I have personal experience with both domestic and international adoption (and readoption).  I have been practicing in the field of adoption since 1993 and have been involved in the successful completion of close to 2,000 adoptions of all types (independent, agency, stepparent, and adult).  I have represented adopting parents and birth parents (depending on my role in the case) and have found this area of the law to be both challenging and rewarding.  I have also helped to complete several guardianships.


When not working, I enjoy singing, traveling, volunteering at my church, reading, and working in my garden.   


Practice areas


  1. Adoption: 95%
    24 years, 500 cases
  2. Guardianship: 5%
    24 years, 30 cases



Hourly ($275-300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Randall Bruce Hicks

    I endorse this lawyer. I've had the pleasure of working on many, many adoptions with Bonnie, usually with her as birth parent counsel. She does an excellent job and is extremely pleasant to work with.


    Randall Hicks Adoption Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Loni Jo Poyner Klein

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Loni Klein Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

2131 S. Belle Avenue
Corona, CA, 92882


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Bonnie J. Hiler2001 - Present
AttorneySchmiessing Blied Stoddart & Mackey2000 - 2001
AttorneyLaw Office of Ronald L. Stoddart1992 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Academy of California Adoption LawyersFellow/Treasurer1994 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Western State University, FullertonN/AOther - BachelorsN/A