Catherine Bonczak Edwards



Catherine Bonczak Edwards has more than 25 years of experience handling a broad range of litigation and administrative matters, having jury trial experience in both state and federal courts.


As the daughter of a retired physician and the mother of a daughter studying advanced practice nursing, Cathy excels the representation of health care professionals. Her experience includes representing healthcare professionals in the courtroom, in their contractual relationships with their employers, as well as in disputes with professional licensing boards. Recognizing that health care today is necessarily intertwined with legal repercussions, Cathy seeks to manage and simplify that aspect of your practice so that you can devote your time where it should more appropriately be allocated: to patient care.

Beyond her work in the health care arena, Cathy has significant experience in employment and commercial litigation, also having both state and federal trial court experience in these areas.

Insights & News

March 29, 2018

Detroit Public Television's PBSNewsHour and Nightly Business Report to be sponsored by Kerr Russell

Kerr Russell is pleased to support Detroit Public Television, and, beginning April 2, the following spot will air during PBS NewsHour (weekdays, 6-7 pm) and the Nightly Business Report (weekdays, 7-7:30 pm). View the spot here.

February 26, 2018

Kerr Russell's latest ad Driven By Results debuts in Crain's M&A, Biggest Deals issue this week

Kerr Russell's latest ad Driven By Results debuts in Crain's M&A, Biggest Deals issue this week. The ad emphasizes the firm's 143-year presence in Detroit as part of the larger business and legal community. We understand the region. We know what moves Michigan. We are committed to the community.

January 26, 2018

Download Kerr Russell's updated firm brochure and overview of services

Kerr Russell is proud of Detroit. We are proud to have had a seat at the table here since 1874. Our exceptional attorneys understand the unique challenges facing business leaders. Our legal solutions are prompt, accurate, economical, and focused around your needs in every area. We know Michigan business like the back of our hands.

January 15, 2018

Influencing the Legal Landscape - new Kerr Russell ad to appear in dbusiness

Kerr Russell introduces the third ad in the new Est. in Detroit 1874 series: Influencing the legal landscape. The piece emphasizes the firm's 143-year presence in Detroit as part of the larger business and legal community. We don't sit on the sidelines. We are active in industry groups and we're driving legislative change. We are leaders in the law.

December 18, 2017

Kerr Russell team makes holiday donations to Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Wigs 4 Kids, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor, and Children's Hospital of Michigan

One of our traditions here at Kerr Russell is to hold a holiday raffle to benefit three local charities as well as to conduct a toy drive for local children. This year's raffle (many of the beautiful and festive prizes picture here) raised a record total of $3,450 which will be divided equally among three organizations: Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan, Inc., and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor.

November 30, 2017

Merry and bright ... Kerr Russell welcomes the holiday season

It's a time to celebrate, reflect and remember. However you mark the holidays, we hope your days are filled with warmth and thankfulness, good times, and endless cheer. As another year draws to a close, we at Kerr Russell are grateful to you. You give purpose to our work and add meaning to our relationships. Your trust is a cherished gift. Enjoy these images as we get our offices ready to celebrate the holiday season. Design by Mandy Lark of Lark Interior Design.

November 17, 2017

Detroit Legal News: Friday Feature: Law firm's space redesign invokes Detroit past, present, and future

Thanks to the Detroit Legal News for their coverage of Kerr Russell's Detroit-centric space redesign.

November 16, 2017

Culture of Connection - new Kerr Russell ad to appear in Michigan Lawyers Weekly and dbusiness

Kerr Russell introduces the second ad in the new Est. in Detroit 1874 series: A culture of connection. The piece emphasizes the firm's 143-year presence in Detroit as part of the larger business and legal community. We are relationship focused. We know our people and our clients are the lifeblood of our firm.

November 8, 2017

Kerr Russell hosts Inforum's Downtown Detroit Luncheon Affinity Group to capacity crowd on November 8

Kerr Russell hosted the November meeting of Inforum Michigan's Downtown Detroit affinity group on November 8. Companies represented included Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Atlas Advisors, The Children’s Center, Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan, Michigan Office for New Americas, General Motors, Nachi Robotic Systems, FranNet of Michigan, Iannuzzi Manetta and Company, Presbysterian Villages of Michigan, HAP, and AXA Advisors.

November 3, 2017

Kerr Russell launches new advertising in upcoming issues of dbusiness and Crain's Detroit

With this month's issue of dbusiness, focused on Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, Kerr Russell launches its new brand advertising with A Track Record of Results. Working with Identity Public Relations and Marketing, Kerr Russell's marketing team developed the creative to emphasize the firm's longstanding place in Detroit's legal and business history.

November 2, 2017

Kerr Russell redesign featured in Michigan Lawyers Weekly

As part of Michigan Lawyers Weekly's Legal Roundup feature, author Thomas Franz highlighted Kerr Russell's recent redesign project (original article here; more detail on the project here).

November 1, 2017

Kerr Russell ranked in the 2018 U.S. News - Best Lawyers Best Law Firms list nationally in 1 practice area and regionally in 17 practice areas

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the eighth consecutive year, announce the Best Law Firms rankings.

October 24, 2017

Detroit is in Kerr Russell's DNA: space redesign invokes Motor City's past, present, and future

Detroit is in Kerr Russell’s DNA. We have been located in Detroit since 1874. We have been at the table for so much of this beautiful, rugged, scrappy city’s history. We have been here when it was cool, when it was not, and when it was again. We could not be happier to see the dynamic resurgence, across industry and across culture, which Detroit has now achieved.

August 10, 2017

A culture of giving

If you want to know how a firm can thrive for over 140 years in a city that has faced considerable challenges, walk through the door of Kerr Russell’s suite on the 25th floor of the Detroit Center and get a feel for the people.

July 28, 2017

Catherine Edwards, Patrick Haddad, and Daniel Beyer discuss legal trends in healthcare technology with Oakland County Medical Society

Attorneys from Kerr Russell's health care practice recently presented at a joint conference of the Oakland County Medical Society and the Oakland County Bar Association.

March 10, 2017

Kerr Russell attorneys, Daniel Beyer, Patrick Haddad and Catherine Edwards speak at OCBA Medical Legal Conference

On March 31, 2017, Kerr Russell attorneys Daniel Beyer, Patrick Haddad and Catherine Edwards spoke at the Medical Legal Conference presented by the Oakland County Bar Association and Oakland County Medical Society at the Bloomfield Open Hunt Club.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Physician Licensing, Staffing and Contract Disputes

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
313-961-0200  Phone
313-961-0388  Fax
University Attended:
University of Michigan, B.A., 1985
Law School Attended:
University of Detroit, J.D., 1988
Year of First Admission:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan; Michigan; United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan


•State Bar of Michigan, Negligence Section
•Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
•Washtenaw County Bar Association
•Active member of the Oakland Bar Association Medical Legal Committee

Birth Information:
Detroit, Michigan, March 14, 1963

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