State Bar names attorney Weber to Legal Institute Advisory Committee

 Karl Weber, the managing partner of the Marquette office of Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, was recently appointed as a member of the Upper Michigan Legal Institute Advisory Committee by the President of the State Bar of Michigan.  

As a member of the Advisory Committee, Weber will assist other Upper Michigan Legal Institute Advisory Committee members in achieving the committee’s primary mission, which is the development an annual legal education seminar focusing on the practice needs of northern Michigan attorneys. His term began on Sept. 19, 2014.

Weber is an accomplished trial lawyer with extensive experience in various aspects of civil and probate litigation. In addition to his litigation practice, Weber has served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for  and as Chief Appellate Judge for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. He also serves as director for Range Bank and Range Financial Corporation, and he is a member of the finance committee for St. Peter’s Cathedral.

Weber is admitted to practice in the states of  and , and he has tried numerous cases in both of these states, including the U.S. District Courts for  and the District of Minnesota. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.  

A 1986 graduate of the University of Michigan, Weber received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1990.

Plunkett Cooney’s Marquette office, which is located in the historic Longyear Building, was established in 1995 to service the legal needs of the firm’s clients in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. This office provides a full range of legal services, including banking/finance, business/corporate law, commercial litigation, environmental law, general litigation, labor and employment law, medical malpractice defense, motor vehicle liability, municipal law, real estate and title insurance and workers’ compensation.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney employs 150 attorneys in nine Michigan cities, Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. The firm, which provides a range of transactional and litigation services, has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms. Plunkett Cooney is also a recipient of numerous awards designating it as a “great place to work.”

For more information about Karl Weber’s appointment to the Upper Michigan Legal Institute Advisory Committee, contact the firm’s Practice Development Manager John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008 or