JACKSON COUNTY, MI — Following 4 months of momentary fill-ins, an legal professional has been selected as Jackson County’s next district decide.
Robert Gaecke Jr. will fill the judge’s seat in Jackson County’s 12th District Court docket that was beforehand loaded by Joseph Filip, who resigned previous November.
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Geacke’s appointment was announced by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday, March 16.
“I am humbled by the wonderful accountability Gov. Whitmer has entrusted with me,” Geacke explained in a assertion. “I assure to serve each man or woman in our courtroom system similarly, with self-discipline, decency and dignity.”
Gaecke presently performs as a solo practitioner and operator of Robert K. Gaecke, Jr., P.C. His observe focuses on representing disabled people obtaining social security disability rewards, plaintiff-side tort scenarios, legal and appellate issues.
Gaecke beforehand served as an attorney with Rappleye & Rappleye, P.C., where by he largely worked as a court docket-appointed felony defender. He acquired encounter litigating quite a few varieties of charges when contracting with Jackson County, including money instances from preliminary hearings through sentencing, officials explained.
Gaecke’s appointment is to fill a partial term, and will start out April 11 and expire at midday Jan. 1, 2023. This coincides with Filip’s formal retirement, effective Dec. 31, 2021.
If Gaecke needs to look for a whole six-12 months phrase, he ought to run for election in November.
In a news launch, Whitmer also announced the appointment of Christopher P. Yates to the 3rd District Courtroom of Appeals and Tony Flores to the 54A District Court of the Metropolis of Lansing.
“Judge Yates, Mr. Flores and Mr. Geacke will carry many years of authorized practical experience to the bench and be certain that the rule of legislation is upheld throughout Michigan,” Whitmer claimed. “As governor, I am honored to have the opportunity to appoint these a few really experienced Michiganders to the bench, the place they will provide the men and women on the Michigan Court docket of Appeals, District Court docket of Lansing and District Court of Jackson.”
Gaecke earned his juris medical professional diploma from the University of Toledo School of Law and a bachelor of science degree in economics and political science from Eastern Michigan College. He is also a member of the Jackson County Bar Affiliation and the Nationwide Organization of Social Stability Claimants’ Reps.
Gaecke life in Jackson with his spouse, Nancy.
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