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Byron Konschuh appointed to Lapeer County's 40th Circuit Court

Monday, March 25, 2013


LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Byron Konschuh, of Lapeer Township, to the 40th Circuit Court covering Lapeer County. His appointment fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Michael Higgins.


"Byron Konschuh has decades of experience serving the residents of Lapeer County, both professionally as a prosecutor and personally through volunteering with numerous area organizations," Snyder said. "He will make an outstanding circuit court judge."


Konschuh has served as the Lapeer County prosecuting attorney since 2000. He has received numerous meritorious awards including prosecutor of the year by the Michigan Arson Prevention Council and the International Association of Arson Investigators. Konschuh was also named crime fighter of the year by Fight Crime Invest in Kids of Michigan. He previously served as Lapeer County chief assistant prosecuting attorney and as assistant prosecuting attorney. Konschuh began his career as an attorney in private practice after earning a law degree from Wayne State University. He also earned a master's degree in business administration from Wayne State and a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from Albion College.


Konschuh and his wife, Lorraine, have two children.


He will serve out a term expiring Jan. 1, 2015 and must seek election in November 2014 to serve a full term.