Rob Buchanan Sworn in as State Bar of Michigan President

September 17, 2020

Rob BuchananRob Buchanan of Grand Rapids has been sworn in as the 86th president of the State Bar of Michigan. Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack presided at the virtual ceremony on September 17.

Buchanan is cofounder and managing member of Buchanan & Buchanan, PLC in Grand Rapids, and concentrates his practice on plaintiff medical malpractice, auto and truck accidents, and commercial litigation. In addition to his service with the State Bar of Michigan, he has also served in various roles with the Michigan State Bar Foundation, Federal Bar Association, Grand Rapids Bar Association, Michigan Association for Justice, and International Society of Primerus Law Firms. 

Chief Justice McCormack also swore in other officers for the 2020-2021 bar year, including President-Elect Dana M. Warnez of Center Line, Vice President James W. Heath of Detroit, Secretary Daniel D. Quick of Troy, and Treasurer Joseph P. McGill of Livonia.    

Buchanan has been involved in State Bar work for over a decade and has served on many of its committees and groups. He has served on the SBM Board of Commissioners and as treasurer, secretary, vice president, and president-elect.

Buchanan received his bachelor’s degree from Kalamazoo College and earned his law degree from Wayne State University Law School.

Related: Chelsea M. Rebeck Sworn in as SBM Representative Assembly Chair