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Executive Committee Listing(Printer Friendly)

Name Firm Name Address Phone Email
Andy PortingaMiller Johnson250 Monroe Ave., NW, Suite 800, PO Box 306, Grand Rapids, MI 49501-0306616/831-1772portingaa@millerjohnson.com
Bryan WaltersVarnum LLP333 Bridge St., NW, Suite 1700, PO Box 352, Grand Rapids, MI 49501-0352616/336-6000brwalters@varnumlaw.com
Jennifer McManusU.S. Attorney's Office330 Ionia NWP.O. Box 208616/456-2404jennifer.mcmanus@usdoj.gov
Katherine Smith KennedyPinsky, Smith, Fayette & Kennedy LLP 146 Monroe Center NW, Suite 1515Grand Rapids, MI 49503616/451-8496KSKennedy@sbcglobal.net
Ray KentFederal Public Defender50 Louis St., NW, Suite 300 Grand Rapids, MI 49503616/742-7420ray_kent@fd.org
Ronald G. DeWaardVarnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett LLPP.O. Box 352Grand Rapids, MI 49501616/336-6000rgdewaard@varnumlaw.com
Sarah Riley HowardWarner Norcross & Judd LLP 111 Lyon St NW Suite 900 Grand Rapids, MI 49503616/752-2541showard@wnj.com
Scott S. BrinkmeyerMika, Meyers, Beckett & Jones, PLC900 Monroe Ave NWGrand Rapids, MI 49503616/632-8000sbrinkmeyer@mmbjlaw.com

Executive Committee Meetings

The Executive Committee of the chapter meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at noon at the University Club in downtown Grand Rapids. The meetings run from noon to approximately 1:30 P.M. Agendas are distributed before and at the meetings and minutes are recorded by the chapter secretary.

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Cabinet Listing(Printer Friendly)

Name Firm Name Address Phone Email
Clare FreemanFederal Public Defender's Office50 Louis St NW, Suite 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49503616-742-7420Clare_Freeman@fd.org;
Donald A. DavisU.S. Attorney's Office330 Ionia NWP.O. Box 208Grand Rapids, MI 49501616/456-2404don.davis@usdoj.gov
Joseph A. KuiperWarner Norcross & Judd111 Lyon Street NW900 Fifth Third CntrGrand Rapids, MI 49503616/752-2481kuiperja@wnj.com
Karl NuminenPence & Niminen PC105 Meeske Ave., Marquette, MI 49855906-226-2580karl@pencenuminen.com
Karl WeberPlunkett Cooney210 N Front St., Suite 200, Marquette, MI 49855906-225-0077kweber@plunkettcooney.com;
Maarten VermaatU.S. Attorney's Office1930 US 41 West, 2nd Floor, Marquette, MI 49855906-226-2500Maarten.Vermaat@usdoj.gov;
Pamela Chapman EnslenMiller, Canfield444 W Michigan AveKalamazoo MI 49007269/381-7030enslen@millercanfield.com
Paul PetersonFederal Public Defender's Office906-226-3050Paul_Peterson@fd.org;
Sarah HendersonCasselman & Henderson PC148 W Washington St., Marquette, MI 49855906-228-2855sarahhenderson99@aol.com;

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Operations Listing(Printer Friendly)

Name Firm Name Address Phone Email
Chad Edwards Information Technology ManagerFederal Public Defender50 Louis St., NW, Suite 300 Grand Rapids, MI 49503616/742-7420n/a
Ellen FarrarU.S. Attorney's Office330 Ionia NW, Ste. 501 Grand Rapids, MI 49503616/456-2404ellen.farrar@usdoj.gov

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Annual Meeting

The Western District holds its annual meeting in October. At that meeting, the new officers are announced and a program is presented on topics of interest to our members. In recent years, we have heard presentations by Dennis W. Archer, then President of the American Bar Association, the Honorable Richard F. Suhrheinrich, Senior Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the Honorable Richard A. Griffin, Circuit Judge with the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and other esteemed colleagues.
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