Gov. Rick Snyder names Gordon Hosbein to 5th District Court in Berrien County

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today appointed Gordon Hosbein of St. Joseph to the 5th District Court in Berrien County.

“Throughout his career, Gordon has gained extensive trial experience that has prepared him well for the complexities he will face on the bench,” Snyder said. “I am confident he will be a great benefit to the 5th District Court and to the residents of Berrien.”

Hosbein has been an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Macomb County since 2008, where he handles the felony docket and periodically represents the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in abuse and neglect petitions. Before that, Hosbein ran a solo law practice. 

Hosbein is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Federalist Society. He is also a member of the United Auto Workers, serving as Vice President from 2011 to 2016, the Roseville District Court Sobriety Court, serving as Secretary from 2009 to 2012, and the Drug Recognition Experts of Michigan.

Hosbein earned a bachelor’s degree from Oakland University in 2003 and a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2007.

Hosbein fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Donna Howard. He must seek election in November 2020 for a full term.


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