George “Jay” Quist was appointed Wednesday by Gov. Rick Snyder to the Kent County Probate Court, where he will be assigned to the Circuit Court’s Family Division. He was appointed to fill the vacancy created when Judge Nanaruth Carpenter resigned.
Quist is from Grand Rapids and worked early in his career as a civil litigator with Kluczynski, Girtz & Vogelzang in Grand Rapids, before joining Roberts Betz & Bloss. In 1999, he was appointed to the Workers’ Compensation Board of Magistrates, and was named chief magistrate in January last year. Over the summer, he was tapped to serve as director of employment services for the Michigan Administrative Hearing System in the state’s Department of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs.
Quist will stand for election in 2012 to complete the last four years of the judicial term, which expires in 2016.
Source: State of Michigan