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Ronita Bahri, Esq.

Legal Director


A Chaldean native of Iraq born in Tel Keppe, Ronita Bahri came to the U.S. with her family as a refugee at the age of 8 and settled in the Detroit area. At a young age she became trilingual, speaking her native Aramaic, Arabic (which she learned while living in Iraq and Jordan), and English in the United States. Bahri, the youngest of six children, was the first of her family to go to college. She graduated magna cum laude from Wayne State University in 2011 with a B.A. degree in political science and psychology. After earning her undergraduate degree, Bahri set out to San Francisco for a new perspective on life and to earn her J.D. from the University of San Francisco, School of Law. In 2014, she returned home to the Detroit area after graduating with one goal in mind: to serve the community. In 2015 she joined the Shlama team as the legal adviser.

Currently, she is a member of the Chaldean American Bar Association and the Michigan Association for Justice. Bahri enjoys practicing as a personal injury attorney and being able to assist people going through some of the most difficult times in their life. When she is not advocating in a court room, Bahri enjoys traveling to all parts of the world experiencing new cultures and cuisine and dabbling in photography.  

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