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Judge Jeanine Nemesi LaVille

Employment

  • Chief Judge January 2014 to the present
  • Judge of 61st District Court, 1995 to the present
  • Presiding Judge of Sobriety Court, 2009 to the present
  • Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Michigan, 1982 to 1995
  • Supervisor, General Crimes Unit, 1989 to 1992
  • Special Achievement Award, 1992
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Berrien County, Michigan, 1978 to 1982

Education

University of Notre Dame, South Bend Indiana

  • Juris Doctor, 1978
  • Member, National Mock Trial Team, 1978
  • Managing Director, Legal Aid and Defender Association, 1978
  • Resident Assistant, 1975 to 1976

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

  • Bachelor of Arts “with high honor,” 1975
  • Honors College, 1972 to 1975
  • Resident Assistant, 1974 to 1975
  • National Merit Scholar

Professional Activities

  • Taught trial advocacy at the Department of Justice Legal Education Institute, the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan and the Hillman Advocacy Program of the federal court of the Western District of Michigan
  • Served on the State Bar Committee on United States Courts, the Board of Trustees of the Grand Rapids Bar Association and the executive committee of the Grand Rapids chapter of the American Inns of Court

Other

  • Married to Daniel LaVille, 1980 to the present; mother of three daughters
  • Member of St. Stephen Parish since 1982