of successful practice.

The Law Offices of Sonya A. Bouma PLC represent clients in all matters relating to crucial aspects of their personal and professional legal affairs.  When searching for legal counsel, you cannot afford anything less than strong and effective representation. 


  • Stanislaus County Bar Association – Board Member January 2015
  • Admitted to practice before all of the State Courts of California
  • Admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, Stanislaus County Bar Association
  • Member, Stanislaus County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Alumni, American Inns of Court, Louis M. Welsh Chapter
  • Member, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
  • President, Paradise Hills Homeowners’ Association
  • Member 2013 – present, Wray Ladine American Inn of Court



Academic Background

Ms. Bouma completed her undergraduate studies at San Diego State University, where she graduated in 1994, with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration.

In 1999, Ms. Bouma received her Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law after participating in the accelerated academic program, thereby completing her legal studies in two years. 

Ms. Bouma has devoted much of her time to volunteer work providing legal services to people in need.  While obtaining her Juris Doctorate, Ms. Bouma completed three internships, including volunteer defense of applicants in administrative legal proceedings.  In recognition of her academic achievements, Ms. Bouma received two American Jurisprudence Awards in the areas of Trial Practice and International Business Transactions.  She also received honors from the Pro Bono Honor Society for her volunteer legal service to the community.


San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice Admin., 1994
Dean’s List, 1993-94
Board of Directors, Criminal Justice Student Association

California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA
Juris Doctorate, 1999
American Jurisprudence Awards:  Trial Practice, International Business Transactions; Honors, Pro Bono Honor Society; Organizations: Member/Board of Directors, International Law Society