Bonnie Schriner is an experienced trial attorney, who now limits her practice to mediation, arbitration, case facilitation, and collaborative law for domestic relations, civil, and commercial disputes. She has served as Special Master, arbitrator, mediator, special advocate, and discovery master in all of the metropolitan counties.
Bonnie graduated from Creighton University and was a social worker and crisis counselor before attending law school at the University of Nebraska. She graduated from the University of Colorado in 1973, and was a trial deputy in the Denver office of the Colorado State Public Defender. She became the first female head of their juvenile division.
Bonnie co-authored Formal Ethics Opinion 67 (Colorado), permitting contingent fee collection of liquidated child support arrearages. She is a respected lecturer on collaborative law, enforceability of agreements, mediation, alternative dispute resolution, and coaching models.
She has successfully handled, and consulted on, many complex civil, criminal, and domestic relations matters. She believes in creativity and resourcefulness, as well as having a good handle on the law.
Bonnie is Past Chair of the Executive Council of the Family Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association, and is past co-editor of the Family Law Newsletter in the Colorado Lawyer. She is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, Colorado Women’s Bar Association, Minoru Yasui Inn of Court, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Colorado.
Bonnie and her dog, Tango Rita, are a disaster search canine search team and proud members of Search & Rescue Dogs of the United States. Bonnie is an active and respected member of the Executive Council of the Colorado Bar Association and their Board of Governors.
Her website is www.bonnieschriner.com