Ludington attorney Susan K. Sniegowski announces her candidacy for 51st Circuit Court Judge. Current Circuit Judge Richard I. Cooper will not be seeking reelection. The 51st Circuit comprises all of Mason and Lake Counties. Sniegowski has obtained required signatures on Nominating Petitions and will be filing candidacy paperwork in Lansing this week.
Sniegowski has been practicing law in this Circuit since 1999. She is an experienced trial lawyer and has practiced extensively in the Circuit Court. She currently represents individuals, families and businesses in private practice as well as representing the City of Ludington in misdemeanor criminal cases. She served as Prosecuting Attorney for Mason County for four years. She is a sole practitioner with an office in Ludington.
The Circuit Court is a court of general jurisdiction hearing both civil and criminal cases. This includes civil cases with an amount in controversy of over $25,000, family law cases and felony criminal cases.
Sniegowski received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University and Juris Doctor from the University of Denver. Sniegowski has been actively involved in the local community in volunteer positions. She currently serves as the Chairperson of the Mason County Bar Association, volunteer attorney for the COVE Legal Clinic, annual support committee for the hospital, Franklin Elementary PTC, and is on the Board of Directors of West Shore Youth for Christ. She lives in the City of Ludington with her husband Tom and their son.