Janet Allen named circuit court judge
GAYLORD - A luncheon surprise made a Gaylord woman a judge for three northern Michigan counties.Janet M. Allen
received a call around noon Tuesday from Gov.Jennifer Granholm, who asked if Allen
was free for lunch.
got the job.Allen
, 54, will fill a vacancy in a circuit court system that covers Otsego, Crawford and Kalkaska counties.She's had her own law firm in Gaylord for six years, is an executive board member with the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association and is the chairwoman of the Otsego County Democratic Party, a position from which she soon will resign, she said.