Governor Whitmer Appoints Attorney Judith S. Gracey to the Michigan Appellate Defender Commission

Governor Whitmer – Press Release June 12, 2019

Governor Whitmer Makes Appointments to Boards and Commissions

LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced the following appointments to the Michigan
Appellate Defender Commission and the Board of Law Examiners:

Michigan Appellate Defender Commission

Thomas W. Cranmer, of Bloomfield Hills, is the senior principal of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. in Troy
and the co-chair of their litigation and dispute resolution group. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Ohio
Northern University. Mr. Cranmer is reappointed to represent a member recommended by the Michigan Supreme
Court for a term expiring May 24, 2023.

Judith S. Gracey, of Bloomfield Hills, is an attorney for The Gracey Law Firm, PLLC in Keego Harbor. She earned her
Juris Doctor degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Ms. Gracey is reappointed to represent a
member recommended by the State Bar of Michigan for a term expiring May 24, 2023.

Douglas Mains, of Lansing, is a partner at Honigman, LLP in Lansing. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the
University of Mississippi School of Law and Master of Laws degree from the University of Alabama School of Law. Mr.
Mains is reappointed to represent a member recommended by the State Bar of Michigan for a term expiring May 24,
2023.

Thomas G. McNeill, of Grosse Pointe Park, is the director of litigation for Dickinson Wright, PLLC. in Detroit. He
earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia. Mr. McNeill is reappointed to represent a member
recommended by the Michigan Supreme Court for a term expiring May 24, 2023.

The Michigan Appellate Defender Commission is responsible for the development of a system of indigent appellate
defense services which shall include services provided by the office of the state appellate defender and locally
appointed private counsel. The Commission will be responsible for the development of minimum standards to which
all indigent criminal defense appellate services shall conform and compile and keep current a statewide roster of
private attorneys willing to accept criminal appellate appointments.

These appointments are not subject to advice and consent of the Senate.

Board of Law Examiners

Candice C. Moore, of Livonia, is a mergers and acquisitions lawyer at Jones Day Law Firm in Detroit. She earned her
Juris Doctor degree from Wayne State University. Ms. Moore is appointed to succeed Judge Donna Robinson
Milhouse whose term expires June 30, 2019, as the nominee of the Michigan Supreme Court for a term commencing
July 1, 2019 and expiring June 30, 2024.

The Board of Law Examiners has charge of the investigation and examination of all persons who initially apply for
admission to the bar of this state. The Board may adopt suitable regulations, subject to approval by the Supreme
Court, concerning the performance of its functions and duties.

This appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.