Governor Whitmer Appoints Jennifer Deegan to the 57th Circuit Court Bench

Original release date: March 19, 2021

Jennifer DeeganLANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointment of Jennifer E. Deegan to the 57th Circuit Court of Emmet County.
    Deegan is currently a partner with Nelson, Deegan, Forster & Stikovich, PC. In her practice, Deegan practices family and criminal law and previously served as an assistant prosecuting attorney and practiced in the juvenile court system. She previously worked as an attorney with Stroup Meengs, PC and as the owner of the Law Office of Jennifer E. Deegan, PLLC.
    Deegan has also served as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Charlevoix County, Wayne County, and Sanilac County.
    Deegan holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the James Madison College of Michigan State University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Detroit Mercy. She is the president of the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Community Foundation and a member of the executive committee of the Charlevoix-Emmet County Bar Association, the Top of the Mitt chapter of the Women Lawyers of Michigan, and the League of Women Voters. She resides in Harbor Springs with her family.
    “I am humbled to receive this appointment,” said Deegan. “It is a great honor to serve our community and I am excited for this next phase of my legal career. Integrity, respect for the law and respect for others have always been the cornerstone of my legal practice and I will continue those ideals on the bench. I thank Governor Whitmer for this opportunity.”
    This appointment was made to fill a partial term, which expires at twelve o’clock noon on January 1, 2023, after Judge Charles W. Johnson stepped down effective January 1, 2021. If Ms. Deegan wishes to serve the remainder of Judge Johnson’s term, expiring January 1, 2025, she would be required to run for reelection in November of 2022.
    Judicial appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.
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