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WMU-Cooley Professor Anthony Flores Sworn In As District Court Judge

WMU-Cooley Law School Professor Anthony Flores was sworn as judge for 54A District Court during a judicial investiture ceremony on Thursday, June 2, at the Tony Benavides Lansing City Council Chambers.

Tony Flores

Flores, a 1992 graduate of WMU-Cooley, has taught at the law school since 2005 and most recently taught courses in criminal procedure and evidence and has served as vice chair for the law school’s Faculty Governance. Before joining WMU-Cooley, he was an assistant prosecuting attorney for Mecosta County, and was unit chief at the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office where he handled child abuse cases.

Former WMU-Cooley professors and graduates participated in Flores’ investiture ceremony, including: Judges Cynthia Ward (professor) and Kristen D. Simmons (graduate) of 54A District Court, Judge Lisa McCormick (graduate) of Ingham County Circuit Court, Magistrate Patricia Morris (graduate and professor) of Eastern District of Michigan Federal Court, Michigan Assistant Attorney General Lori Montgomery (graduate), and Rabih Hamawi (graduate), private attorney.

Flores was appointed to the bench by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in March to fill the remainder of the term held by retired Judge Louise Alderson.

Jun 09 2022