Bro. Jeremy D. Bowie

Bro. Jeremy D. Bowie

On December 14, 2022, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointment of Bro. Jeremy D. Bowie to the 50th District Court โ€“ City of Pontiac.

Brother Bowie currently works as a criminal defense attorney with The Perkins Law Group, PLLC. In this role, Bowie is the head of legal research and writing as well as the head of the federal criminal case docket. He previously worked as an attorney with Merry, Farnen & Ryan, P.C. where he practiced civil law and served as an assistant prosecutor in Wayne County. While attending law school, Bowie served as a judicial extern for Judge John H. Gillis, Jr. and a judicial intern for Judge Rosemarie Aquilina.

Bowie earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Prelaw) from Michigan State University. He is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, initiated in the Gamma Lambda chapter in the Fall of 2017. He is also a member of The National Black Lawyers and was named one of their Top 40 Under 40 for 2022. Bowie volunteers his time as a mentor for the FIRST Robotics Team (Wings of Fire โ€“ Team 51) at Pontiac High School/International Technology Academy. He lives in Pontiac and is a proud graduate of Pontiac Northern High School.

โ€œI’m so thankful to Governor Gretchen Whitmer for appointing me to the 50th Judicial District Court,โ€ Bowie said. โ€œI am excited and energized to serve my fellow citizens of the city of Pontiac. Every day will have purpose because I am giving back to the city that made me who I am today.โ€

This appointment was made to fill a partial term following the retirement of Judge Michael C. Martinez effective December 31, 2022. Mr. Bowieโ€™s term will commence on January 9, 2023 and expire at twelve oโ€™clock noon on January 1, 2025. If Mr. Bowie wishes to serve the remainder of Judge Martinezโ€™s term, expiring January 1, 2027, he would be required to run for reelection in November of 2024.

Source: State of Michigan website, December 14, 2022

About the author

Brian Williams: Brother Williams was initiated into Gamma Lambda Chapter in the Fall of 2008. He serves on the Executive Board and is the Chapter Historian. Brother Williams has a BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a M.Ed in Instructional Technology from Wayne State University.

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