2017-05-11 / News

Eric Blubaugh Appointed To 91st District Court

Eric Blubaugh has been appointed to the 91st District Court by Governor Rick Snyder. The appointment was announced Monday, May 8. Mr. Blubaugh fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Elizabeth Church. He must seek election in 2018 for the balance of Judge Church’s term.

Mr. Blubaugh, of Sault Ste. Marie, currently serves as magistrate for the 91st District Court and juvenile referee/officer for the Chippewa County Family Court, handling child welfare, juvenile law, and probate matters. Prior to his position with the Chippewa County courts, he held positions as chief prosecutor for the Bay Mills Indian Community and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. From 2001 to 2008, he served as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Chippewa County. Mr. Blubaugh has been an adjunct professor at Lake Superior State University since 2001.

He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and Chippewa County Bar Association. He is an advisory board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Bay Mills and Families Against Narcotics (Chippewa County). He is also a team member of Trauma Leadership Team for Chippewa County. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University in 1989, his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1994, and a Master of Law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1995.

“Eric Blubaugh has a wide variety of legal experience and community involvement in Chippewa County,” Gov. Snyder said. “I’m confident he will continue to be an asset to both the court and the community.”

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