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Gov. Snyder makes reappointment to Appellate Defender Commission

Friday, June 13, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointment of Douglas Messing, of Wixom, to the Appellate Defender Commission.

The seven-member commission develops a system of indigent appellate defense services, and oversees the State Appellate Defender Office and Michigan Appellate Assigned Counsel System.

“I am happy to reappoint Doug. He has been a great asset to the commission,” Snyder said.

Messing is the assistant research director for the Michigan Court of Appeals. He has more than 25 years of experience with appellate case management and procedure, previously serving in numerous capacities for the Michigan Court of Appeals. Messing earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Dayton and a degree from the Detroit College of Law. He will continue to represent the Court of Appeals.

Messing will serve a four-year term expiring May 24, 2018. His appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.