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Snyder appoints Michael Chupa to 37th District Court

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

 LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Michael Chupa, of Warren, to the 37th District Court, which serves the cities of Warren and Centerline.

 "Michael is an experienced and successful law professional, and is active in his community,” Snyder said. “I am confident he will represent the people of Warren and Centerline very well as judge.”

 Chupa founded his own law firm, Chupa and Associates, in 1995 and has specialized in handling advanced real estate transactions, criminal defense, landlord-tenant cases, divorce, and general civil cases. He is also a volunteer attorney for the 41B District Drug Court. He previously served as a law clerk and staff attorney for the Warren City Attorney’s Office, where he worked on criminal prosecution cases, as well as supervising other clerks and staff attorneys, drafting ordinances, and preparing legal opinions and briefs. Before joining the legal profession, Chupa was an office manager and a construction worker.

 He is active in his community and serves on the YMCA board of directors, is co-founder of the Warren branch of the Police Athletic League, and is president of the charitable organization Help Ensure Addicts Live (H.E.A.L.).

 Chupa received a bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University and a degree from the Detroit College of Law. He will replace Judge Jennifer Faunce, who was appointed to Macomb County circuit court, and will have to run for election in November 2014 for a full six-year term.