LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Daniel White, of Monroe, to the 38th Circuit Court in Monroe County. The appointment fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Joseph A. Costello Jr.
"Daniel is an excellent attorney. He is fair and known to be a leader in the community. I am confident he will prove an asset to the Monroe County bench," said Snyder.
White began his legal career as an attorney with the law firm of Lennard & Graham. For nearly 30 years, he has been in private practice with a focus on family law. White is a former member of the Monroe City Council and remains active in his community and professional organizations, including the Monroe County Bar Association and the Monroe County Airport Board. He is a graduate of Monroe County Community College, University of Michigan and earned his law degree from the University of Toledo.
White and his wife, Vicki, have two children, Alexander and Lauren.
White's appointment runs through Jan. 1, 2013. He will have to seek election in November 2012 for the remainder of the term ending Jan. 1, 2015.