History of the Federal Judiciary

  U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Michigan

   Judges of the Western District of Michigan
Jonker, Robert James
Born 1960 in Holland, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
Nominated by George W. Bush on March 19, 2007, to a seat vacated by Gordon J. Quist. Confirmed by the Senate on July 9, 2007, and received commission on July 16, 2007. Served as chief judge, 2015-present.

Calvin College, B.A., 1982
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1985

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. John F. Feikens, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1985-1987
Private practice, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1987-2007

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, June 28, 2006; no Senate vote


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