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Eric Pelton reappointed to Board of Law Examiners

Thursday, July 12, 2012

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder has reappointed Eric Pelton, of Bloomfield Hills, to the State Board of Law Examiners.   

The five-member board investigates and examines all persons who initially apply for admission to the State Bar of Michigan. Board members are nominated by the Supreme Court and appointed by the governor.


"Eric brings years of experience and civic service to this board," said Snyder. "I am confident he will continue to do great work in this role."


Pelton is a founding principal and managing member of Kienbaum Opperwall Hardy & Pelton PLC, a law firm with offices in Birmingham and Detroit. Previously, he worked as an associate and partner for Dickinson, Wright, Moon, Van Dusen & Freeman. Pelton served on the Michigan Board of State Canvassers from 2002-2005 and currently serves as a member of the labor law section of the State Bar of Michigan, a fellow for the Michigan State Bar Foundation, an executive committee member for the Federalist Society and as a member of the Oakland County Bar Foundation board of trustees. He holds a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University, a master's degree in public administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and a law degree from Syracuse University.


Pelton will serve a five-year term that expires June 30, 2017, and his appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.