Governor Rick Snyder appointed four judges to the 3rd Circuit Court in Wayne County, including Thomas Cameron, Alexis Glendening, Catherine Heise and Edward Joseph.
Cameron is the Criminal Justice Bureau chief for the Michigan Department of Attorney General, where he supervises several large divisions. He began his law career at the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor’s Office after earning a degree from Wayne State University Law School. He fills the vacancy created by Judge Amy Hathaway.
Glendening is a former Court-Appointed Special Advocates board member, where she served as president of the Wayne County fundraising branch. Glendening is also a board member of the Juvenile Court Trial Lawyers Association. She earned a degree from Detroit College of Law. She fills the vacancy created by Judge Jeanne Stempien.
Heise is an attorney for Amerisure Insurance Co. and oversees litigation in state and federal trial courts in numerous states. Prior to joining Amerisure, she was a partner at Van Belkum & Felty/Catherine L. Heise P.C. She earned her degree from Detroit College of Law. Heise fills the vacancy created by Judge Linda Parker.
Joseph has been an attorney in private practice since 1991, where he focuses on civil, probate, juvenile and criminal litigation. He is also currently serving as a special assistant attorney general. He earned a degree from Wayne State University Law School. Joseph fills the vacancy created by Judge Wade McCree.
All four appointees must seek election in November 2014 to serve full or remaining terms.
Posted by Samantha Meinke