Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 7, 2020
Governor Whitmer Makes Appointment to Ogemaw County Probate Court
LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer today appointed Scott M. Williams to the Ogemaw County Probate Court.
“Scott is a well-respected leader within the legal community with an abundance of experience in the court system,” Whitmer said. “I have full confidence that Scott will serve the citizens of Ogemaw County with reverence and justice."
Scott M. Williams currently serves as the chief assistant prosecuting attorney for Ogemaw County, a position he has held since 2005. In this role, Williams handles several different cases including all levels of felonies and misdemeanors, civil infractions, extraditions, juvenile delinquency matters, and building department matters.
Williams previously worked as an attorney with Macdonald, Williams & Macdonald, PLC and Thomas E. Schaiberger, PC. During this time, he served as a court-appointed attorney in Ogemaw and Oscoda Counties and a contracted attorney for Ogemaw County in building and zoning ordinance violations.
Williams is a resident of West Branch and he recently served as president of the West Branch-Rose City Board of Education. He is a member of the Michigan Association of School Boards, Northern Michigan Children’s Assessment Center Case Review Panel, and the Prosecuting Attorney’s Association of Michigan. Williams holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
“As a lifelong resident of Ogemaw County, it is an honor and privilege to serve the families of Ogemaw County as Probate and Family Court Judge,” Williams said. “I will strive to ensure that everyone is treated fairly, impartially, and with compassion and dignity in all proceedings. I look forward to the responsibilities and commitment that this position brings and promise to uphold the high standards and ethics of my predecessors.”
This appointment was made to fill a partial term expiring at twelve o’clock noon on January 1, 2023, after the retirement of Judge Shana A. Lambourn effective August 7, 2020. If Williams wishes to fulfill the remainder of Lambourn’s term expiring January 1, 2025, he would be required to run for reelection in November of 2022.
Judicial appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.