Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Joseph F. Burke to the 15th District Court in Washtenaw County. The appointment fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Julie Creal.
"Joe Burke has served Washtenaw County as an assistant prosecuting attorney for over 20 years," Snyder said in a statement. "I am confident that he will continue his dedication and hard work for the community in this new role."
Burke, of Ann Arbor, began his legal career as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Washtenaw County in 1982. He then went into private practice in 1986 as a partner at Burke & Rennell, PC. In 1993, he returned to the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office as the chief assistant prosecuting attorney, where he has remained until present.
Burke graduated from Howell High School. He furthered his education at Michigan State University, earning a bachelor's degree, and then at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he earned his law degree. Burke is married to Marilyn A. Eisenbraun.
Burke will serve the remainder of Creal's term through Jan. 1, 2013. He will need to stand for election in November of 2012.
Published: Mon, Feb 20, 2012