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Peter D. O'Connell (ret.), Allie Greenleaf Maldonado, Valerie K. Snyder, Roy C. Hayes III, Angela J. Lasher, James N. Erhart (ret.), Maria I. Barton, Daryl P. Vizina 


  • 90th District Court Judge for Charlevoix County and Emmet County with 19 years as a practicing attorney

  • 15 years as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Emmet County

    • Specialized in child abuse and neglect and District Court

    • Drafted appeals to the highest courts in Michigan

  • Thousands of hours spent in District Court as an attorney and judge

  • Michigan Supreme Court – committee member that drafted court rule regarding the use of mediation in child protective proceedings

  • Guest lecturer at NCMC on juvenile matters in the criminal justice system

  • Intern with the Midland County prosecutor’s office practicing in the district and probate courts

  • Taught Introduction to Law class at Cooley Law school   

  • Social worker in the foster care system in inner-city Detroit advocating for children and families



  • Purdue University – Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Sociology

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School – Juris Doctor cum laude, Dean’s List, Honor Roll, and an editor of the Law Review

“What happens in this very courtroom has an impact in all of your lives more than you realize. What happens to people is important. These are decisions that the judge makes each and every day, multiple times a day.
I’ve had the distinct pleasure of knowing Angela for a fair number of years now. Angela possesses a sense of fairness, equanimity. She has the ability to listen and a wonderful sense of humor. These are important attributes of a judge.”
— Judge James N. Erhart
Retired 90th District Court Judge at Judge Angela J. Lasher’s investiture
February 14, 2020
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