Attorney Erane C. Washington announces candidacy for 22nd Circuit Court Judge

Attorney Erane C. Washington has announced her candidacy for the 22nd Judicial Circuit Court Judge position which will be created by the retirement of Judge Melinda Morris at the end of the year.

Washington is a partner at the Julington Litigation Center, which serves indigent individuals in Washtenaw County.

She is also the principal and founder of the Law Firm of Erane C. Washington-Kendrick, which provides legal services to businesses and individuals in contract disputes, business, real estate, commercial litigation and probate matters. She also serves on the negligence, commercial, and employment case evaluation panels and is a certified mediator as well as an approved arbitrator for the financial regulatory industry.

"Having attended Bryant Elementary School, Scarlett Jr. High School and Huron High School, I am humbled and honored to be a candidate for this judgeship," Washington said in a statement. "After graduating from the University of Michigan Law School, I have spent nearly 20 years being a public servant to the citizens of Washtenaw County and the state of Michigan."

Washington served for seven years as an assistant public defender and another six years as a judicial attorney to a Washtenaw County Circuit Court judge, where she handled high volume and high profile civil and criminal cases on a daily basis.

Washington was appointed by Governor Jennifer Granholm to the State Board of Canvassers and the State Officer's Commission. She was elected president of the Washtenaw County Bar Association in 2005, and now serves as an elected member of the State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly, which is the governing body for all Michigan lawyers.

She has volunteered with the Huron Valley Girl Scouts and the American Red Cross.

Washington, an Ypsilanti Township resident, is a graduate of the James Madison Residential College at Michigan State University and the University of Michigan School of Law.

Published: Mon, Feb 27, 2012