Monday, Dec. 17, 2018
LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today appointed Aaron Gauthier, of Cheboygan, to the 53rd Circuit Court in Cheboygan and Presque Isle Counties.
“Aaron has a wide range of legal experience and a strong reputation of integrity,” Snyder said. “I am confident that he will serve the residents of Cheboygan and Presque Isle Counties well as judge on the circuit bench.”
Gauthier currently works as a commissioner for the Michigan Supreme Court focusing on legal analysis, research, and writing. Previously, he worked as a general practitioner handling civil and criminal litigation, including appeals, and as an assistant prosecutor for Cheboygan County where he litigated felony and misdemeanor cases. Gauthier has also worked as a judicial law clerk at the Court of Appeals and taught an advanced writing course at Cooley Law School. Gauthier earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Notre Dame and a law degree from Cooley Law School.
Gauthier fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Scott Pavlich. He must seek election in November 2020 for a full term.