Granholm fills SE Michigan judicial vacancies

Governor Jennifer Granholm appointed three new judges to replace vacancies in southeastern Michigan.

In the Third Circuit Court (Wayne County), Lawrence Talon was appointed to replace Bill Callahan, who had resigned. Talon’s term will expire on January 1, 2013. He was an assistant prosecutor in Wayne County.

In the Sixth Circuit Court (Oakland County), Phyllis McMillen was appointed to replace Hon. Mark Goldsmith, who was appointed to the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan earlier this summer. McMillen was a judge with the 53rd District Court and an adjunct professor at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She is also vice president of the Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals.

Charles Goedart was appointed to replace Robert Turner as a district court judge in the 43rd District (Ferndale, Hazel Park and Madison Heights). Goedart was with Dickinson Wright PLLC.