State Bar of Michigan President Dana M. Warnez

Headshot of SBM President Dana M. WarnezDana M. Warnez has been practicing law since 1996, with both her mother Florence Schoenherr-Warnez and older sister SBM Past President Kimberly M. Cahill (1960-2008) in Center Line, specializing in Probate and Estate Planning, trust and estate administration, and real estate matters. Their office is in Macomb County.

She received her juris doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy Law School, a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan in English, and is a high school graduate of University Liggett School.

Ms. Warnez is the 87th President of the State Bar of Michigan and its 8th woman to hold that office. Her service with the State Bar of Michigan includes being a member of the 21st Century Task Force, Chair of the Representative Assembly, member of Strategic Planning Committees, Awards Committee, Online Legal Resource and Referral Committee, and Chair of local District D Character and Fitness.

She has been active with the Macomb County Bar Association and Foundation, serving as the President (2012-2013) of both the Association and the Foundation. She has chaired the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee, which initiated a memorial scholarship and reading program in the memory of Kimberly M. Cahill.

She is a member of the Tri-County panel of the State of Michigan Attorney Discipline Board, a Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation, a member of Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Macomb County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.