Seven attorneys—David C. Anderson, Bernhardt “Chris” D. Christenson, III, Shauna L. Dunnings, James W. Heath, Hon. David A. Perkins, Daniel D. Quick and Gregory L. Ulrich—won contested seats in this year’s Board of Commissioners elections. All will serve three-year terms expiring at the close of the 2020 Annual Meeting.
David C. Anderson and Daniel D. Quick were both elected to serve District I, representing Oakland County. Anderson is a shareholder at Collins Einhorn Farrell in Southfield, dedicating his practice primarily to defending Michigan lawyers and law firms against personal liability claims. Quick is a trial lawyer with Dickinson Wright in Troy and national leader of the firm's commercial litigation practice.
Bernhardt “Chris” D. Christenson, III, was elected to serve District B, representing Bay, Genesee, Huron, Lapeer, Midland, Saginaw, Sanilac and Tuscola Counties. He started his own firm, Christenson & Fiederlein in Flint in 2006.
Shauna L. Dunnings was elected to serve District E, representing Barry, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Ingham, Ionia, Livingston, Montcalm and Shiawasee Counties. She currently serves as administrator for the 30th Judicial Circuit Court in Lansing.
James W. Heath, Hon. David A. Perkins and Gregory L. Ulrich were elected to serve District H, representing Monroe, Lenawee and Wayne Counties. Heath currently serves as the City of Detroit’s first inspector general, and in that role is responsible for rooting out waste, abuse, fraud and corruption in city government. Judge Perkins serves on the 36th District Court in Detroit. Ulrich runs a law practice in Grosse Pointe Woods with a focus on business law, real estate law, finance, technology and litigation.
The SBM Board of Commissioners provides oversight to the State Bar on finance, public policy, professional standards and member services and communications.
Judicial Tenure Commission
James W. Burdick, of Bloomfield Hills, won a contested election for a three-year term on the Judicial Tenure Commission that will commence Jan. 1, 2018 and will expire on Dec. 31, 2020.
The JTC is a constitutionally created body that promotes the integrity of the judicial process and preserves public confidence in the courts.