Sausalito, CA WW/Press/March 1, 2021 – Charles A. Bonner, Founding Attorney with The Law Offices of Bonner & Bonner was selected for inclusion into the Top Attorneys of North America 2021-2022 edition by The Who’s Who Directories.
The Law Offices of Bonner & Bonner is a boutique law firm based in Sausalito, California. The attorneys comprise of a dynamic father and son who are committed to combating injustice, providing exceptional representation, and securing rightful compensation for their clients. Their experience and expertise help navigate clients through complicated situations, successfully assist people who have had their civil rights violated, been wrongfully terminated, worked in a hostile work environment, have been injured in an accident or injured because of exposure to toxic material. The compassion of these principled advocates, and their dedicated legal task force, provides clients with an unparalleled experience throughout all stages of representation. At Bonner & Bonner they take pride in improving your chances for legal success winning trials and settlements for their clients.
Charles A. Bonner, founding attorney at The Law Offices of Bonner & Bonner has been practicing law as a Civil Rights and Environmental Attorney for more than 36 years and has been the lead attorney in over 100 jury trials, involving civil rights cases, police misconduct cases, employment discrimination and personal injury cases. He also provides mediation services for those who want to avoid the expenses of contested litigation. Mediation can be an excellent alternative to resolve your disputes through in-person negotiation. He can help guide the conversation and ensure all parties make an informed decision.
Mr. Bonner was born in Selma, Alabama. In 1963, at age 16, he joined the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), training, sitting in and peacefully marching for equal rights, and community organizing for the right to vote. He became a field director for SNCC’S Voter Registration Project in Wilcox County in 1965, conducting voter education and voter registration drives. He was one of hundreds who were beaten on Sunday, March 7, 1965 by Alabama State troopers, rushing the marchers on horseback, and on foot, wielding whips, nightsticks and tear gas on the Edmund Pettis Bridge during the “Bloody Sunday” Selma to Montgomery March for the right to vote. Now a trial lawyer and author, Mr. Bonner is still fighting against discrimination, environmental injustice, violence and slavery in the world.
Forever changed by his early “direct-action” in the civil rights movement, Mr. Bonner has remained committed to environmental, civil, and human rights locally and globally, including working for the rights of farmworkers. Fleeing from Selma at age 19, he arrived in San Francisco with a couple of dollars in his pocket and the ambition to make a difference. In 1972 he earned a degree in Anthropology at Sonoma State University, finishing his last 12 units studying Kiswahili in a Tanzanian village and obtaining a Certificate of Fluency from the Government of Tanzania.
Mr. Bonner returned to the U.S. to further his education, first enrolling in Stanford in the Education Department, leaving to pursue his law degree from the New College School of Law in San Francisco, CA.
January 11, 2021 – admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.
He is very active in the community and is involved in many charitable organizations. Mr. Bonner is a part of the Me too Advocates which is a group of Legal Professionals with a cumulative 100+ years of legal experience offering guidance, solace and healing broken lives and then finding solutions.
Mr. Bonner is also a published author of two books, penning the groundbreaking book The Bracelet that addresses child prostitution and child safety issues and The Tip of the Arrow, A Study in Leadership, is to share with young people of today and tomorrow the story of young people like him at age sixteen as the blueprint of the Selma Student Nonviolent Civil Rights movement, a significant impacting factor in the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the dominating influence leading to the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
The Top Attorneys of North America, a New York based publication, distinguishes and profiles leading attorneys who have reached a recognizable degree of success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of the accomplishments within the North American legal community.