Whitmer makes appointment to circuit court


Last Thursday, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointment of Kwame L. Rowe to the Oakland County Circuit Court.

Rowe currently serves as an assistant prosecutor for Oakland County. In his current role, Rowe is a special assistant prosecuting attorney with the Trafficking Unit working on felony cases involving human trafficking, complex narcotics, and homicide. He previously served as a clerk under Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Leo Bowman.

Rowe earned his law degree from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University’s James Madison College. He is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association, D. Augustus Straker Bar Association, and Wolverine Bar Association.  He also serves as a volunteer at Pontiac High School.

“This appointment means a lot to me because it shows our people of Oakland County that no matter where you’re from, how much money you make, or what obstacles you face, anyone can achieve their dreams,” said Rowe. “Serving the people of Oakland County means to serve the community that made me the man I am today.”

This appointment was made to fill a partial term which expires at twelve o’clock noon on January 1, 2023, after Judge Leo Bowman stepped down effective April 30, 2021. If Rowe wishes to serve the remainder of Bowman’s term, expiring January 1, 2025, he would be required to run for reelection in November of 2022.


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