Three attorneys—Dennis M. Barnes, Edward L. Haroutunian, and Michael S. Hohauser—won contested seats in this year’s Board of Commissioners elections. All will serve three-year terms expiring at the close of the 2019 Annual Meeting.
Dennis M. Barnes, elected to serve District H, representing Wayne, Monroe and Lenawee counties, is a member of Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker in Detroit, focusing his practice on business litigation. Edward L. Haroutunian and Michael S. Hohauser were both elected to serve District I, representing Oakland County. Haroutunian practices law at Haroutunian Licata Haroutunian, P.C., in Bingham Farms. Hohauser practices law with Hohauser Kuchon in Troy.
Four attorneys won unopposed races to the State Bar Board of Commissioners. Victoria A. Radke won a seat in District A, representing the Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula. Radke serves as Delta County Friend of the Court in Escanaba. E. Thomas McCarthy Jr. and Robert J. Buchanan won in District C, representing Oceana, Muskegon, Ottawa, Newaygo, Kent, Osceola, Mecosta, Clare, Isabella and Gladwin counties. Danielle Mason Anderson won in District F, representing Allegan, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Hillsdale, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Van Buren counties. McCarthy practices law with Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge PC in Grand Rapids. Buchanan serves as Managing Member for Buchanan & Buchanan PLC in Grand Rapids.
The SBM Board of Commissioners provides oversight to the State Bar on finance, public policy, professional standards and member services and communications.