About the Author


The Honorable Mark T. Boonstra

is a highly respected jurist who has served since 2012 as a Judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals. From 2015-2017, he concurrently served as a Judge of the Michigan Court of Claims, where the trial court matters over which he presided included cases arising out of the Flint Water Crisis. He is blessed to have at his side Martha Mary (Rabaut) Boonstra, who is both a nurse and the general counsel of a large health system, and whose grandfather, Congressman Louis C. Rabaut, authored the "Under God" amendment to the Pledge of Allegiance.