Brighton attorney Robert C. Gardella has been elected as the 2005-2006 Clerk of the Representative Assembly, the final policy-making body of the State Bar of Michigan. As Clerk, he will serve as a member of the State Bar's Board of Commissioners and ascend to the position of Chairperson of the Representative Assembly for the 2007-2008 year. Gardella was elected September 22, at the Bar's Annual Meeting in East Lansing.
"It is an honor to be part of the leadership team of the Representative Assembly and help resolve policy issues that confront the legal profession," Gardella said. "It is a great experience to work with attorneys from all types of practice areas and all areas of the State for the common purpose of advancing the quality administration of justice and the highest standards of legal service."
Gardella was elected to the 150-member Representative Assembly in 1999. He has served on the Assembly Review Committee and the Nominating and Awards Committee, and recently served as Chair of the Nominating and Awards Committee. He served as President of the Livingston County Bar Association during 1998-1999, and is currently a member of the State Bar's Family Law, Criminal Law, and General Practice Sections.
Gardella is a general practice attorney in Brighton Township focusing on family law, civil litigation, criminal defense, and business and transportation law. He serves as the legal counsel and lobbyist for the Great Lakes Limousine Association, which consists of licensed limousine and bus companies throughout the State of Michigan. He also serves as legal counsel for numerous trucking companies in Southeastern Michigan.
Gardella is a graduate of Michigan State University and Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing.