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Alesha L. Burnash

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Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Law

Biography

Alesha was born and raised in Flint, Michigan and attended Michigan State University where she received her B.A. in Business Administration-Pre Law. Alesha went on to attend Law School at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida, where she was an active member in the Environmental Law Program, Animal Rights Law Society, and Public Interest Law Society.

Shortly after graduation, Alesha moved to Tennessee and became licensed to practice law in the Tennessee in November of 2009. Alesha entered private practice, focusing on Family Law, Criminal Law and Juvenile Law in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. In the fall of 2013, Alesha and her family decided to move back to Michigan and Alesha received her license to practice law in Michigan shortly after returning. Alesha has focused on Family Law since returning to Michigan, including divorces, custody, child support, guardianships, abuse and neglect, and adoptions.  Alesha joined Herbert Machnik Law firm in January 2020.

Alesha and her husband Curtis have one son, Elliot. In her spare time, Alesha enjoys spending time with her family, as well as running, knitting and camping.

Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, Florida
    • J.D. - 2009
    • Honors: Environmental Law Program, Animal Rights Law Society, and Public Interest Law Society, Active Members
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
    • B.A. - 2006
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Business Administration-Pre Law

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2014
  • Tennessee, 2009

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Member, 2009
  • State Bar of Michigan, Member, 2014
  • Family Law Section of the American Bar Association, Member, 2009 to Present
  • Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, Member, 2014 to Present
  • Kalamazoo County Family Law Bar Association, 2014 to Present
  • Kalamazoo County Bar Association, Member, 2009 to Present
  • Van Buren County Bar Association
  • St. Joseph County Bar Association
  • Calhoun County Bar Association

Honors

  • Family Law Certificate Recipient, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019

Past Positions

  • Willis Law, Associate Attorney, 2014 to 2018
  • The Law Offices of Alesha Burnash, Owner , 2009 to 2013

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Boys and Girls Club of Kalamazoo, Board of Directors, 2017 to Present
  • Kalamazoo County Family Law Assistance Clinic, Volunteer Attorney, 2014 to Present
  • Parent 2 Parent, Board of Directors, 2016 to 2017
  • Kalamazoo Christian Legal Aid Clinic, 2014 to 2018
  • Boys and Girls Club of Kalamazoo, Executive Board Secretary, 2019 to Present