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James Biernat Jr. named to Macomb County's 16th Circuit Court

April 15, 2011

Contact: Sara Wurfel
Office: 517-335-6397

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of James Biernat Jr. to the 16th Circuit Court in Macomb County.  The appointment fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Donald G. Miller.

"Jim Biernat's experience, strong ties to the community and overwhelming support from colleagues gives me confidence that he will serve Macomb County with fairness and impartiality," Snyder said.  "He will respect the rule of law."

Biernat, of Clinton Township, graduated from DeLaSalle Collegiate High School in 1987.  He furthered his education at Hillsdale College earning a bachelor's degree in 1991 and was then elected a Macomb County commissioner in 1992.  He received his law degree from the University of Detroit in 1997 and began practicing law at Beirnat, Chioni and Sarnacki, PC before going on to work as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Macomb County, specializing in the office's drug unit.

Biernat is a Macomb County native, a member of the Michigan Bar Association, the Macomb County Bar Association, the Federalist Society and the Polish-American Legal Society.  Biernat will serve the remainder of Miller's term through Jan. 1, 2013.