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Gov. Rick Snyder appoints Weber to 96th District Court in Marquette County

Friday, November 13, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Karl Weber, of Marquette, to the 96th District Court in Marquette County.

“Karl has shown that he has the leadership, work ethic and legal skills requisite of serving in a judicial capacity,” Snyder said. “His exemplary abilities and commitment to the region will serve him well on this court.”

Weber is the managing partner at Plunkett Cooney’s Marquette Office, handling complex litigation, representing numerous businesses, financial institutions, and municipalities in both state and federal courts. In 2012 he was appointed as a special assistant attorney general to serve as the Marquette County Public Administrator. Weber also served as the Chief Appellate Judge for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Trial Court located in northern Michigan. He is active in the Northern Michigan Legal Institute, the Range Financial Corporation, Range Bank, the Marquette Community Foundation, and has served on the Board of Trustees for the Northern Michigan University. Weber earned both a bachelor’s degree in arts and a law degree from the University of Michigan. 

His appointment fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Dennis Girard.

Weber will have to stand for election in 2016 for a full six-year term.