On Tuesday, October 31, 2023, the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board issued a Notice of Interim Suspension against Michael G. Mack, former chief judge of the 26th Circuit Court and 88th District Court in Alpena County. The suspension was issued due to Mack’s failure to appear at a hearing.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Michael G. Mack,” with case no. 23-69-GA; 23-70-MZ.

On April 6, 2023, the Attorney Discipline Board of Michigan suspended attorney Mack for non-payment of costs related to a disciplinary case. The suspension was issued after Mack failed to pay $1,359.46 in costs as agreed upon in a consent judgment. The case was brought by the Grievance Administrator, citing violations of the Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct.

Following this event, the Board issued a Notice of Interim Suspension against Mack for his failure to appear at the October 5, 2023 hearing. The hearing panel received and accepted sufficient evidence that the respondent had been duly notified of the proceedings against him.

The notice of interim suspension states:

“Respondent failed to appear at the October 5, 2023 hearing, and satisfactory proofs were entered into the record that he possessed actual notice of the proceedings. As a result, the hearing panel issued an Order of Suspension Pursuant to MCR 9.115(H)(1) [Failure to Appear], effective October 25, 2023, and until further order of the panel or the Board.”

Mr. Michael G. Mack was the chief judge of the 26th Circuit Court and 88th District Court in Alpena County. He retired from the court on January 3, 2020. He attended Western Michigan University, Thomas M. Cooley Law School. His bio can be found on Ballotpedia.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.