Andrea Larkin to run for East Lansing District Court Judge

Andrea Larkin filed with the Bureau of Elections on Wednesday, April 11, to enter the race for the now open 54B District Court Judge position in East Lansing. The Honorable David Jordon who has held the seat has decided not to run for reelection. If elected, Larkin would be the first woman judge in the history of the East Lansing District Court. "I think I can bring a fresh, new perspective to the position. Our legal system sets this democracy apart from so many others. The position of judge is critical to the fair administration of justice. It would be an honor to be chosen to serve my community in this way." Larkin graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame in 1980 and received her J.D. from the Notre Dame Law School in 1983. She practiced law at the Varnum Firm in Grand Rapids where she was the acting Assistant City Attorney for Grandville and had an extensive District Court practice. She was most recently a partner in the Lansing office of the Detroit law firm of Dickinson Wright where she practiced civil and commercial litigation in all the courts of Michigan (District, Circuit, the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court), as well as the Federal courts. Larkin and her husband, Michael, an attorney with the Sinas Dramis law firm have resided in East Lansing for 24 years and have three children, Edward, 23, Theodore, 20 and Grace, 16. "This court is unique because the student population is virtually as large as the population of the city itself. I believe my experiences as a mother and an attorney bring a different frame of reference to the court in East Lansing." Published: Mon, Apr 23, 2012

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