Hispanic Latino Commission
1st Term: 2016-2018 2nd Term: 2019-2021
With almost 20 years of combined experience in the legal field, Juanita F. Bocanegra currently serves as an assistant prosecuting attorney with the Ottawa County Prosecutor's Office. Before joining the Prosecutor's Office, she was engaged in private practice with the law firm of Rhoades McKee, PC in Grand Rapids, where she practiced in the areas of business and corporate law, probate and estate planning, commercial and civil litigation and family law. Juanita also worked as a legal assistant for Hann Persinger, PC, in Holland, prior to attending law school.
Juanita received her Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and graduated from the Honors Program at Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Spanish and Legal Studies minors. While in law school, Juanita won the Thomas M. Cooley Law School 2007 Mock Trial Competition and also received the Top Litigator Award. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Ottawa County Bar Association.
Juanita has been a trustee with the Community Foundation of the Holland Zeeland Area since May 2009. She currently serves as Chair of the Distribution Committee and is part of the Executive Committee as Board Secretary. Juanita also serves on the Holland Hospital Board of Directors and serves as Chair of the Community Outreach Committee. For over six years, she also served with the Lakeshore Alliance Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and was a member of the Executive Committee. She is a member of the Greater Holland Area Women Who Care.