US President Joe Biden has nominated Indian-American circuit courtroom chief decide Shalina D Kumar as a federal decide for the Jap District of Michigan, the White Home introduced on Wednesday.
Nominated by Biden to the US District Courtroom for the Jap District of Michigan, Chief Choose Shalina D Kumar has served on the Oakland County Sixth Circuit Courtroom since 2007. She was appointed Chief Choose of the Circuit Courtroom by the Michigan Supreme Courtroom in January of 2018, a media launch mentioned.
Shalina D Kumar can be the primary federal decide of South Asian descent in Michigan, the White Home mentioned.
Along with her chief decide duties, Choose Shalina D Kumar retains a full caseload protecting each civil and legal issues, the White Home mentioned.
All through her years on the bench, Shalina D Kumar has served as a presiding decide of the Grownup Remedy Courtroom, the Chairperson of the Oakland County Prison Task Committee, the bench liaison to the Oakland County Bar Affiliation Circuit Courtroom Committee, a member of the Michigan State Bar Professionalism Committee, and a member of the Govt Committee of the Michigan Judges’ Affiliation.
Previous to taking the bench, Shalina D Kumar was a civil litigator in non-public follow from 1997 to 2007, together with as an affiliate with Weiner & Cox PLC from 2004 to 2007 and Sommers, Schwartz, Silver & Schwartz PC from 2000 to 2004.
She graduated from the College of Michigan in 1993 and the College of Detroit-Mercy Faculty of Legislation in 1996.
She was appointed decide for the sixth Circuit Courtroom in Oakland County, Michigan by former Governor Jennifer Granholm on August 20, 2007, to fill the emptiness created by the retirement of Choose Gene Schnelz. Shalina D Kumar was then elected to the courtroom in 2008 and re-elected in 2014.
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