GENESEE COUNTY 7TH CIRCUIT JUDGE


Rebecca Jurva Brinn

43
GREAT WHITE

ACHIEVEMENTS

I served as an assistant district attorney in Genesee County for 16 years, handling cases at all levels of the state court system. I have appeared in court over 20,000 times, handled over 4,000 felony cases and over 50 felony jury trials.

Twice I received the Michigan State Police Professional Achievement Award for my work on two murder cases in which I obtained first degree murder convictions – People v. Diane Arellano in 2014 and People vs. Jason Harris in 2021.

WHY ARE YOU APPLYING FOR AN OFFICE?

I am running as a Circuit Court Judge to serve every resident of our county and ensure that the safety of our community and the quality of life of our residents remain paramount in our justice system.

As a mother of two young girls, my husband and I want to build a better and brighter future for our children and all the children in our community. My legal background has given me the opportunity to help victims of violent crime by putting heinous criminals behind bars. At the same time, I helped ensure that non-violent offenders received the treatment and education necessary to help them become productive members of society.

Rebecca Jurva Brinn

Rebecca Jurva Brinn

From securing convictions in high-profile murder trials, to spending a lot of time in our juvenile courts, and dealing with child abuse and neglect cases, much of my career has focused on protecting the most vulnerable among us.

This is what I intend to do when I am elected. As the next Circuit Court Judge, I will help make Genesee County a better place for anyone who must interact with the justice system.

Dawn Mr. Weier

47
DAVIS

ACHIEVEMENTS

Dawn Mr. Weier

Dawn Mr. Weier

Bentley Senior High School with Honors – 1993

University of Michigan-Flint, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with Honors – 1997

University of Detroit-Mercy, JD – 2001

I worked and paid for my undergrad and law school. I worked for a local law firm for over 10 years and then started my own law firm. I was able to build a successful law firm as a single mother raising three children.

I have been a lawyer for over 20 years. During that time, I practiced in state and federal court. I have substantial experience in civil, family and criminal law and am well versed as a trial lawyer. I have handled appeals before the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Michigan Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. For over 20 years, I have handled every type of case that a lawyer can argue in the Circuit Court. I currently serve on the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission Impeachment Team for the 67th District Court, where I have represented thousands of defendants at felony and misdemeanor arraignments, extradition and criminal misdemeanor hearings through to trial, if required.

Mary Hood

Mary Hood

Prior to joining the MIDC arraignment team, I was on the Genesee County Court Named Criminal List, where I represented hundreds of indigent defendants in felony cases. I have also provided pro bono legal services to numerous clients in family law cases who could not afford an attorney to represent them.

WHY ARE YOU APPLYING FOR AN OFFICE?

As a longtime resident of Genesee of County, I believe in serving the residents of our community. For more than two decades, I have been able to serve our community as a lawyer. I would like to continue to do so as your next Circuit Court Judge. I will treat everyone who comes before me with fairness, respect and dignity.

Mary Hood

59
FLINT

ACHIEVEMENTS

I graduated from Flint Northern High School, University of Michigan-Flint, and Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

After graduating from law school, I accepted a position with Eastern Michigan Legal Services, where I represented low-income families. Later, I opened my own law firm and mainly focused on family law and criminal law. It was during this time that I volunteered for the YWCA shelter and helped battered women draft court documents. I also volunteered at a women’s nursing home.

My career includes employment as an Assistant City Attorney for Highland Park, being the first female magistrate of the 68th District Court, and being the first and only African-American female attorney appointed to serve as an adjudicating attorney for the 7th Judicial Circuit. .

My career also includes electing the President of the Genesee County Black Lawyers Association (Mallory VanDyne Scott Bar Association). During my tenure, the organization implemented a career day program for local high schools, bringing many professionals into the schools to mentor students.

I have mentored young people in schools, colleges and participating in programs such as Teen Quest. I serve on the Board of Directors of the Genesee County Bar Association and participate in the various activities of the organization by donating my time, professionalism and financial resources. I have written articles for the court and the local bar association. I also took foster parent courses and cared for children removed from their parents’ homes.

I am also a member of the Referee’s Association of Michigan, Youth Arts: Unlocked, the Flint Women’s Forum, the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, and the Black Women’s Lawyer’s Association of Michigan. I attended the Family Worship Center Church and Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.

WHY ARE YOU APPLYING FOR AN OFFICE?

I am a candidate for judge of the 7th Judicial Circuit because my background and experience as an adjudicative attorney in the Family Division of the Circuit Court has prepared me to be an effective judge. The new judge will be assigned to the family division of the court. I have presided over tens of thousands of family law proceedings such as: custody, parenting time, child support, divorce, real and personal property, pensions, spousal support, child protection and juvenile proceedings. I even replaced judges assigned to the Family Chamber in their absence. I am committed to providing exceptional public service to the community of Genesee County through my decision making and I enjoy doing it.

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