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Lohmeyer appointed Monroe County Probate Court judge

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Cheryl Lohmeyer to the Monroe County Probate Court. 

“Cheryl is an accomplished legal professional and I am confident she will be a great probate court judge for the people of Monroe County,” Snyder said. 

Lohmeyer, of Monroe, is an attorney and counselor at law and serves as an adjunct professor of humanities and social sciences at Monroe Community College. As a member of the Monroe County Child Protective Attorney Consortium, she advocates for children who are victims of abuse and neglect and for parents who are accused of abuse or neglect. She also serves as an evaluator and mediator of case settlements for the Monroe County Circuit Court. Previously, Lohmeyer served as assistant prosecuting attorney for the Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office, and as an associate attorney for the law firm of Lennard, Graham and Goldsmith. 

She was named a Young Careerist in 2000 by Monroe Business and Professional Women, awarded for outstanding work in the field of child welfare by the Child Advocacy Network in 1999, and served as president of the Monroe County Bar Association and Monroe Chapter of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan. She is also active in her community, serving as a state boundary commissioner; member of the Friends of the Court-Appointed Special Advocates Board; and member of Paula’s Angels, a group that supports a recovery program for women who have substance abuse issues, who are homeless and who on probation or parole.    

Lohmeyer earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and English from the University of Michigan, and a degree from the University of Toledo College of Law. She replaces Judge John Hohman, who resigned to become the state court administrator. She will need to run for election in November 2014 to serve the remainder of a term ending Dec. 31, 2018.