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 Van Bolt appointed as Interim Grievance Administrator

The Michigan Supreme Court (MSC) has appointed John F. Van Bolt as Interim Grievance Administrator of the Attorney Grievance Commission (AGC). 

A past president of the National Council of Lawyer Disciplinary Boards, Van Bolt brings more than 30 years of experience in attorney discipline to the AGC.  He will lead the AGC while the MSC undertakes a national search for a permanent Grievance Administrator.  
 
Prior to retiring in 2013, Van Bolt served for more than 25 years as the executive director and general counsel of the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board, the adjudicative arm of the MSC in matters involving the regulation and discipline of Michigan lawyers. Prior to that, Van Bolt investigated and prosecuted charges of attorney misconduct for six years as an associate counsel at the AGC. 
 
MSC is responsible for supervision and discipline of Michigan attorneys; the AGC serves as the prosecution arm of the Court.

Last week, the Supreme Court accepted the recommendation of the AGC that Robert Agacinski, then-Grievance Administrator, be terminated. 
 

Warner Norcross welcomes Allyson Terpsma

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP has welcomed new attorney Allyson Terpsma to the firm. Terpsma has been admitted to the State Bar of Michigan and will practice in the firm’s Grand Rapids office. She received her law degree cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where she served as a notes editor for the Michigan Law Review. She also holds a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Dartmouth College.
 
Terpsma has served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Robert J. Jonker of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. She has also worked with Cornerstone Research in New York as a research associate and as an investment banking analyst with Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc. in Chicago.