Calhoun County’s newest District Judge will take the bench right after Labor Day.   Jason Bomia, an attorney with the Marshall firm of Schroder DeGraw, PLLC, has been appointed to fill part of the term of retired 10th District Judge Sam Durham.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer chose the 44 year old Bomia on Tuesday from three finalists.  Michelle Richardson, an assistant Michigan attorney general assigned to Calhoun County to prosecute cold rape cases and Katherine Ambrose, Calhoun County District Court administrator, were also reportedly considered.

“Jason is bringing 20 years of legal experience to the table and is very well prepared for this new role,” said Whitmer. “I know that Jason will perform his duties and responsibilities with honor and reverence for everyone.” 

Calhoun County Sheriff Matt Saxton told WBCK,  "I  look forward to working with Judge Bomia.   He has a great deal of experience with the law.  The governor had a tough decision between three ggod candidates.  I think he'll make an excellent judge."

Bomia’s areas of practice include civil litigation, criminal defense, estate planning, bankruptcy, business, probate, and real estate law. Prior to completing law school, Mr. Bomia served as a law clerk for Ready, Sullivan, and Ready, LLP in MonroeHe currently serves as vice-chair of the Marshall City Planning Commission. 

Mr. Bomia earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Siena Heights College and Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Toledo College of Law. He is an active member of the community and has served in executive roles for several organizations, including the Calhoun County Bar Association, Marshall Exchange Club, and the Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce. 

The appointment was made to part of Judge Durham’s term, which expires at noon on January 1, 2021.  Bomia would be required to run for reelection in November 2020 in order to serve the remainder of Judge Durham’s unexpired term ending at twelve o’clock noon on January 1, 2023.