Maya K. Watson
Maya Watson, 2007 General Motors Scholar
2007 General Motors Scholar Maya Watson is making her mark in the practice of law and in her community. Now a member in Bodman’s Detroit office, Maya’s practice focuses on banking law. She helps her banking clients with negotiating loans, bond and transactional deals, and workout proceedings related to troubled properties.
Given her commitment to her clients, Maya’s commitment to bar association service is outstanding. She is a member of the Leadership Detroit Class XXXIII (2011-2012) and was named Barrister of the Year in 2010 by the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association. Maya also is the co-chair of the State Bar of Michigan (SBM) Equal Access Initiative and serves on the SBM Justice Initiatives Committee, which supports many justice initiatives that help make available high quality civil legal services to all Michigan citizens. Additionally, she has served as Co-Chair of the Wolverine Bar Association Membership Committee.
In addition to her extensive bar service, Maya is engaged in several civic activities. Most notable was her appointment to serve on Mayor David Bing’s transition team. She has also served on the Board of the Greater Corktown Development Corporation working to enhance economic development activity in one of Detroit’s most historic communities.
The General Motors Scholarship that the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation awarded made Maya “appreciative that women lawyers are supportive of female law students. It was heartwarming that successful, accomplished women attorneys wanted to see me succeed.”