• Laci Resendiz

ContactLaci V. Resendiz

Laci Reséndiz is an Associate at Miller Johnson in the Litigation Section.  She is starting her litigation practice representing clients in all stages of disputes.  She is assisting on a wide variety of matters and subject areas including:

  • Contracts
  • Insurance
  • Criminal
  • Appellate
  • Trade secrets
  • Real estate

Ms. Reséndiz is experienced at researching legal issues, preparing pleadings, and providing review and analysis.  Her prior work experience as a research attorney in a state appellate court and as a law clerk in federal district court are valuable to her litigation practice.

Professional Experience and Affiliations

Prior to joining Miller Johnson, Ms. Reséndiz was a Law Clerk with the United States District Court – Western District of Michigan and a Research Attorney with the Michigan Court of Appeals.  Ms. Reséndiz was also a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Renee H. Toliver, U.S. Magistrate Court, Northern District of Texas while in law school.

She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, West Michigan Federal Bar Association and the Grand Rapids Bar Association.

Community Activities

Ms. Reséndiz is a volunteer with the 3Rs (Rights, Responsibilities, and Realities) Program, teaching civics in Grand Rapids Public School classrooms each month.  She also volunteers at her son’s school, GRPS Southwest Community Campus, which offers a dual immersion experience in English and Spanish to help students become bilingual and bicultural.

Education

Ms. Reséndiz earned her J.D., magna cum laude, in 2017 from Southern Methodist University (SMU) Dedman School of Law.  She is a member of the Order of the Coif (law school honorary scholastic society) as well as the Order of Barristers (demonstrated exceptional skill in trial advocacy, oral advocacy, and brief writing). Ms. Reséndiz participated in many advocacy competitions, including the Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition and the National Trial Advocacy Competition.  She was a Hutchison Scholar (three-year, full-tuition merit scholarship).  She was the Comment Editor for the SMU Law Review, and was a Wayne Vines Memorial Scholarship Recipient based on her law review article. Ms. Reséndiz was a Faculty Research Fellow from 2016-2017; Vice President of Internal Affairs for the Hispanic Law Students Association; Program Coordinator and Lead Mentor for the Academic Success Program; and a student attorney in the Hunter Legal Center for Victims of Crimes Against Women.

Ms. Reséndiz earned both a B.S. in Sociology magna cum laude and a B.A. in Spanish magna cum laude from Grand Valley State University in 2009 where she was in the GVSU Honors College.  She also studied French and Arabic.  Ms. Reséndiz was a member of Teach for America and taught at schools in Dallas and Houston, TX before attending law school.

Ms. Reséndiz is fluent in Spanish.  She is licensed to practice in Michigan.