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Bonnie Mayfield Named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s 2020 Class of “Women in the Law”

August 24, 2020

Bonnie Mayfield, Bloomfield Hills-based member in Dykema’s Labor & Employment practice group, was named one of only 30 “Women in the Law” for 2020 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. A virtual event celebrating the honorees will be held October 8, 2020.

According to Michigan Lawyers Weekly, “Women in the Law” recognizes women who have a commitment to excellence in the practice of law, are inspiring and accomplished leaders, serve as mentors to others, and contribute significant time and effort to volunteerism and/or pro bono initiatives.

Mayfield has earned her designation as a seasoned and business-savvy trial and appellate lawyer through the impressive work she’s done in representing clients. She has also played a critically important role of not only supporting but actively promoting diversity and inclusion initiatives at Dykema and in her various roles throughout several years of leadership with the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC).

In her practice, Mayfield has successfully litigated employment discrimination, labor, hybrid §301, retaliation, wage and hour, whistleblower, tort, product liability (automotive, pharmaceutical, medical device, chemical and toxic tort), and commercial matters. She regularly advises and counsels clients about administrative, internal and labor matters.

Outside of her practice, Mayfield is extremely active through her involvement with professional and legal industry organizations, including several years of service with the IADC, where she has held several leadership positions. In 2019, Mayfield was elected to serve on the IADC Board of Directors—notably, she is the first African-American female to be selected. In previous years, she has served Chair, Vice Chair of Programs, and Vice Chair of Initiatives for the IADC Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Committee, and as Chair and Vice Chair of Webinars for the IADC Employment Law Committee. She recently received multifaceted, formal recognition for her service and dedication to the IADC, as she was presented with its Richard L. Neumeier Excellence in Service Award and also separately recognized specifically in appreciation of her dedicated service and contributions as its D&I Committee Chair.

Mayfield received her B.A. from Dillard University and her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review.