Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Kathleen M. Brickley, of South Haven, to the 36th Circuit Court in Van Buren County. The appointment fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge William C. Buhl. She will serve as Van Buren County’s first female judge.
The governor also appointed Daniel A. Goostrey, of Jackson, to the 12th District Court in Jackson. The appointment fills the vacancy created by the removal of Judge James M. Justin.
Brickley is active in her community and professional organizations, including the State Bar of Michigan, Kalamazoo County Bar Association and Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan. She will serve the remainder of Buhl’s term through Jan. 1, 2013, and will have to run for election in November for a full term.
Goostrey has been with the law firm of Parker & Adams PC since 2002. He previously worked as an associate attorney for the firm of Best, Heyns, Klaeren & Schroeder PC. Goostrey currently serves as president of the Napoleon Board of Education and has served on the board since 2005.
His appointment runs through Jan. 1, 2013, and he will have to seek election in 2012 for a full term.