Daisy Benavidez

Daisy BenavidezAreas of Practice:

Criminal Defense, Immigration, Family Law, Landlord-Tenant, Criminal, Civil, and Business Litigation  

Bar Admissions:

State Bar of Michigan
Grand Rapids Bar Association
Ottawa County Bar Association
Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Michigan
United States District Court, Western District of Michigan

Education:

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., 2010
Grand Valley State University, B.A., 2005

Community and Practice:

Daisy has many litigated criminal, family, and civil cases.  Daisy is a tough litigator with extensive trial experience which serves our clients well. She specializes in criminal law defense, immigration, domestic relations, landlord-tenant, and civil and business litigation. Daisy is fluent in Spanish and English. Since her admission to the State Bar, Daisy has had several trials, which include felony, misdemeanors, civil, immigration and domestic relations cases. Daisy wins for her clients. Daisy knows the value of dedication, hard-work, honesty and compassion when it comes to working in the legal field and representing clients.  When you hire Daisy Benavidez, you get her full attention as well as the full efforts of her legal team, including highly-experienced investigators and leading expert witnesses in the country. Daisy Benavidez is committed to providing all her clients with aggressive representation with the goal of obtaining the best possible resolution by using whatever legal means that may require.

Memberships and Professional Affiliations:

  • NACDL-National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • SADO-Michigan State Appellate Defenders Office
  • CDAM-Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association-Family Law Section
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association-Criminal Law Section
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association-Young Lawyers Law Section
  • Ottawa County Bar Association
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Federal Bar Association, Western Michigan Chapter
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • AILA- American Immigration Lawyers Association

Continuing Education, Seminars, and Specialized Training

  • Hillman Advocacy Program-National Institute for Trial Advocacy-January 2014
  • Advanced Criminal section for the 2017 Hillman Advocacy Program-January 2017
  • 2016 American Immigration Lawyers Association Fundamentals of Immigration Law Conference
  • 2016 American Immigration Lawyers Association Solo and Small Firm Practice Management Conference
  • State Bar of Michigan Business Law Section Business Bootcamp-November 2016
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan-Trial College Summer 2014
  • Jerry Spence Trial Lawyers College- Defense of the Damned-Summer 2015
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-Sexual Assault Cases Seminar Las Vegas-November 2015
  • Evidence Boot Camp-Spring 2016
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education-Michigan State Bar Family Law Institute-November 2010, November 2011, November 2012, November 2013, November 2014
  • (Hurricane Katrina) Disaster Relief Legal Assistance, Volunteer 2009
  • Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance, Volunteer
  • Under the supervision of United States District Court Western District of Michigan Magistrate Judge Joseph Scoville, and Thomas M. Cooley Law Professor Christopher Hastings was only student chosen to assist in amending the Local Rules of the Western District of Michigan to conform them to the 2009 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Contact Daisy

Cell Phone: 616-856-9979

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