Thomas C. Rombach Sworn in as State Bar President


Thomas C. RombachThomas C. Rombach, of New Baltimore, has been sworn in as the 80th president of the State Bar of Michigan. Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert P. Young Jr. officiated at the Sept. 18 ceremony, which took place in conjunction with the SBM Annual Meeting at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.

Mr. Rombach is a solo practitioner and focuses his practice on representing criminal and civil litigants.

Also sworn in as officers for 2014-2015 were Presidjavascript:void(0);ent-Elect Lori A. Buiteweg, of Ann Arbor; Vice President Lawrence P. Nolan, of Eaton Rapids; Secretary Donald G. Rockwell, of Flint; and Treasurer Jennifer M. Grieco, of Birmingham.

Mr. Rombach will lead an organization of over 43,000 members that works to improve the administration of justice, promotes the legal profession, and builds public understanding of the legal system. He has been involved in State Bar work for almost a decade and has served on many of its committees and groups. He was elected to the SBM Board of Commissioners in 2002 and has served as treasurer, secretary, vice president, and president-elect.

He is an elected member of the National Conference of Bar Presidents and an elected member of the American Bar Association House of Delegates. He was the chair of the SBM Representative Assembly in 2002-2003. He has served as president of the Macomb County Bar Association and as a member of the Macomb County Board of Commissioners. He has also served on the boards of directors of 15 charitable and civic organizations.

He received his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

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