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Robert James Buchanan

Robert James Buchanan, American lawyer. Bar: Michigan 1988, United States District Court (western district) Michigan 1988, United States District Court (eastern district) Michigan 1994. Recipient Boss of the Year award Grand Rapids Association of Legal Professionals, 1995; Region 6 finalist National Moot Court, 1987.

Background

  • Buchanan, Robert James was born on April 12, 1963 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. Son of John Cowan and Sheila Katherine (Olman) Buchanan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Kalamazoo College, 1985. Juris Doctor, Wayne State University, 1988.

    Career

    • Associate Warner, Norcross & Judd, Grand Rapids, 1988-1995. Partner, owner Buchanan, Silver & Beckering, since 1995.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Michigan 1988, United States District Court (western district) Michigan 1988, United States District Court (eastern district) Michigan 1994.

    Membership

    Volunteer Multiple Sclerosis Society, Grand Rapids, 1989-1992. Co-coordinator Horn of Plenty Food and Clothing Doctor, Grand Rapids, 1992-1994. Member Michigan Bar Association (executive council Young Lawyers Section 1991-1995), Grand Rapids Bar Association (council member Young Lawyers Section 1992-1995, chair since 1995), Order of Barristers, Michigan Athletic Club.

    Personality

    Interests

    Flying, soaring, alpine skiing, running, sailing.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Martha Jasinski, May 15, 1993.
    • father: John Cowan Buchanan
    • mother: Sheila Katherine (Olman) Buchanan
    • spouse: Mary Martha Jasinski
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    Born April 12, 1963
    (age 54)
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