Juanita has experience handling both civil cases and criminal cases. Upon earning her juris doctorate, she worked in private practice at Rhoades McKee in Grand Rapids in the areas of business law, family law, and general civil litigation. In 2011, she joined the Ottawa County Prosecutor’s Office, where she has handled all kinds of cases from disturbing the peace misdemeanors up to and including life offense felonies like armed robbery and murder.
In addition to her experience in both civil law and criminal law, Juanita also has balanced experience in working a case from the ground-roots level of meeting with a client and drafting the legal pleadings to filing everything with the court, which she did as a legal assistant, to now arguing the case in court as a practicing attorney. Juanita’s experience in the legal field started in 1997 when she was employed as a legal assistant at Hann Persinger, PC in Holland. Therefore, Juanita has experience being both the legal assistant and the attorney.