Honorable Amy Ronayne Krause To Join Chartier & Nyamfukudza, P.L.C.

Chartier & Nyamfukudza, P.L.C., is excited to announce that the Honorable Amy Ronayne Krause will join the law firm in December 2022. Chartier & Nyamfukudza is an award-winning criminal defense litigation firm handling both trials and appeals throughout the state. The firm is committed to excellence in advocacy and defending the rights of the accused. In the last 5 years, the Chartier & Nyamfukudza team has exonerated 4 people who had been wrongfully imprisoned for crimes that they did not commit.

Ronayne Krause received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and her Juris Doctor from the University of Notre Dame Law School. In the beginning of her legal career, she served as an assistant prosecuting attorney for eight years, including four years in a supervising role. Following a successful career with the prosecutor’s office, Ronayne Krause was appointed an Assistant Attorney General and was the first recipient of the Frank J. Kelley Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy. She worked for the Attorney General’s office for more than six years.

After almost 15 years of appearing in court as a litigator, Ronayne Krause transitioned to the bench, where she served as a judge on the 54A District Court in Lansing for nearly eight years. She was then appointed to the Court of Appeals in November of 2010, where she heard criminal and civil cases. Ronayne Krause now resigns from this position after proudly serving the community as a judge for the last 20 years.

Ronayne Krause brings decades of experience in the legal field to the firm and is looking forward to vigorously representing clients. Her time on the bench at both the Court of Appeals and the district court, as well as her position as an assistant prosecutor and Assistant Attorney General, will be particularly useful in defending criminal cases, as well as engaging in mediation.