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Judge Jeffery S. Matis (right) was officially sworn in as the newest member of the Oakland County Circuit Court bench on Friday, Dec. 18, at the Oakland County Board of Commissioners auditorium in Pontiac. Michigan Supreme Court Justice David F. Viviano (left) administered the oath of office and welcomed Matis to the bench.  Matis had been with the law firm of Garan, Lucow, Miller PC of Troy since 2012 with a primary practice of civil defense in both the state and federal courts throughout Michigan. He also served as an adjunct professor at the Western Michigan University Thomas Cooley Law School. Matis served as the vice chairman of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners and was a Rochester city councilman from 2007 to 2010. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Oakland University and a law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

Photo by John Meiu