Gov. Snyder makes reappointments to Michigan Indigent Defense Commission

Gov. Rick Snyder reappointed Frank Eaman of Huntington Woods, Brandy Robinson of Detroit, John Shea of Chelsea, and Michael Swor of Grosse Pointe Woods, to the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission, created to improve legal representation for low-income criminal defendants. In October 2011, Snyder establishing the initial Indigent Defense Advisory Commission, responsible for recommending improvements to the legal system. These recommendations  called for the 15-member Indigent Defense Commission that the governor signed into law in July 2013.

An attorney with Frank D. Eaman, P.L.L.C., Eaman  deals with trials and appeals in state and federal courts, with an emphasis on criminal cases. A University of Michigan Law School alum, he will continue to represent members submitted by the Criminal Defense Attorneys Association of Michigan.

Deputy defender, research and writing specialist with the Federal Defender Office, Robinson previously served at the State Appellate Defender Office. A U-?M Law alum, she will continue to represent those whose primary mission is advocating for minority interests.

Owner of John A. Shea, Attorney at Law, Shea worked as a criminal defense attorney and served on the Indigent Defense Advisory Commission. An U-M?Law alum, he will continue to represent members recommended by the Criminal Defense Attorneys Association of Michigan.

A Wayne Law alum, Swor has practiced federal criminal and immigration law for 42 years and presented cases in state and federal courts in over 20 state and federal jurisdictions. He will continue to represent members submitted by the Criminal Defense Attorneys Association of Michigan.

Terms expire April 1, 2020.

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