The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan has appointed has appointed former Judge Fred M. Mester to serve as Court Ombudsman. The Court is the eighth largest federal trial court with court facilities in Ann Arbor, Bay City, Detroit, Flint and Port Huron. As a volunteer, Mester will serve as an intermediary between judicial officers of the Eastern District of Michigan and the Bar. He succeeds Attorney George Bedrosian who recently passed away.
Mester served as a circuit judge for the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Michigan from 1982 to 2009. He is currently a certified mediator, arbitrator and facilitator, and a visiting circuit judge for the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Michigan. He previously was an independent hearing officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield and court administrator for the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Michigan (1975-1982). He was also chief of the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and an attorney for Chrysler Corporation. (LegalNews.com.)
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