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James Erhart appointed to 90th District Court

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of James Erhart, of Harbor Springs, to the 90th District Court covering Emmet and Charlevoix counties. His appointment fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Richard May.

"James Erhart has a distinguished record of service in both his community and to his profession, and he will make an outstanding judge for citizens in northern Michigan," Snyder said.


Erhart was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1979 and has practiced law in the Petoskey area for many years. He is currently a partner and shareholder with the Stroup, Erhart & Lyons law firm. In addition to practicing law, he previously worked as an adjunct professor in the paralegal program at North Central Michigan College from 2000-2009. Erhart serves on the state bar's board of commissioners and is chairman of the bar's Upper Michigan Legal Institute. He is active in his community and is a past president and current member of the Petoskey Rotary Club. He also is president of the board of directors of the St. Francis Credit Union. Erhart received a bachelor's in political science from the College of the Holy Cross and a degree from the Detroit College of Law.


Erhart will serve through Jan. 1, 2015, and must seek election in November 2014 to serve a full six-year term.