EXPERIENCE MATTERS: SUPPORT BANNER 2020
EXPERIENCE MATTERS: SUPPORT BANNER 2020
A respected attorney, active community member and outdoor enthusiast. Robert has called Northern Michigan "home" for the last 29 years with his wife Cindy and two children, Katelyn and Phillip.
Robert has devoted his entire legal career to serving the people in Northern Michigan. His general law practice of nearly three decades has provided him with invaluable experience in the court system litigating cases. Robert is a trial lawyer with extensive jury and bench trial experience. He has had the opportunity to handle and represent clients in hundreds of legal appearances in all levels of the court system: district, circuit and probate. He has successfully defended appeals from the circuit and probate courts before the Michigan Court of Appeals. We believe experience matters!
Throughout his numerous appearances in court Robert has gained the respect of judges, colleagues, court staff and law enforcement. His character, temperament, respect for others and ability to make decisions during court cases are vital to a judicial position. Robert demonstrates the ability to successfully manage a business, understand and recognize the needs of others and utilize this knowledge in his decision making. He is confident that his dedication and experience will allow him to handle the extensive and diverse district court caseload. Our counties need a judge with experience, integrity, and the right temperament to make fair and consistent decisions.
Robert clearly understands the role and requirements to successfully uphold the position of District Court Judge. He is committed to ensuring fair representation, the pursuit of justice and improving our community. He is confident that his vast array of experience makes him uniquely and highly qualified to serve as our 90th District Court Judge. Robert has been blessed to serve the people of Northern Michigan for 29 years. He is asking the citizens of Charlevoix and Emmet counties to provide him with the opportunity to expand his service by voting for him as 90th District Court Judge.
Education: Graduated from Michigan State University in 1987 with a Bachelor of
Science; Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School 1991
In addition to my professional career, I am a proud 27- year member of the Rotary Club of Boyne City. Over those years, I have had the honor to hold the titles of President, Community Service Chair, Scholarship Chairman and I am a Paul Harris Fellow.
I am honored to serve as President of the Board of Directors for Northern Community Mediation , a non-profit organization that provides mediation services to court litigants at little or no expense. In April 2018 I was appointed Public Administrator for Charlevoix County. I serve on the Professional Advisors Council to the Charlevoix County Community Foundation.
I have served on the Board of Directors at Camp Daggett, a youth camp on Walloon Lake that straddles Charlevoix and Emmet Counties. I am an active member and past Board Member at Christ Lutheran Church in Boyne City.
My wife Cindy and I have had the pleasure of raising our family and building our careers in beautiful Northwest Michigan. We have two wonderful children, Katelyn, age 22, who is in graduate school at Western Michigan University, and Phillip, a sophomore at Boyne City High School. We are long-time members of Christ Lutheran Church in Boyne City, and avid Boyne City Sports Fans.
When not working or serving the community, I enjoy exploring all our Northern Michigan Communities have to offer including hunting, fishing, camping, biking and snow skiing with my family.
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