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John Monte Barr

John Monte Barr, American lawyer. Bar: Michigan 1959. Named Michigan Super Lawyers, 2008-2010; named to, Law and Politics, 2007; recipient Silver Beaver award, Boy Scouts American, 1992, Michigan Municipal League award of merit, Municipal League Legal Defense, 1992.


Barr, John Monte was born on January 1, 1935 in Mount Clemens, Michigan, United States. Son of Merle James and Wilhelmina Marie (Monte) Barr.


Student Mexico City College, 1955. Bachelor, Michigan State University, 1956. Juris Doctor, University of Michigan, 1959.


Worked at Barr, Anhut & Association, Professional Corporation (Ann Arbor, Michigan) specializing in Municipal Law, Estate Planning, Trusts and Estates, Business Law, Corporate Law. Admitted to the bar, 1959, Michigan and United States. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan.

1972, United States. Supreme Court. Author: "Attaining Voluntary Compliance With Building Code Requirements," Michigan Legal Briefs, Volume XLIII, December, 1987. "Attorney Discipline, Res Ipsa Loquitor," Washtenaw County Bar Publication, Volume 20, No.

1, July, 1987, Volume 20, No. 2, August, 1987. Lecturer, Business Law, Eastern Michigan University, 1968-1970. Seminar Presenter, Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys, 1987—.

Ypsilanti City Attorney, 1981—. Chairman, Michigan Municipal League Legal Defense Fund, 1987-1988. Listed in: Who's Who in the Midwest.

Who's Who in American Law. Member: Washtenaw County Bar Association (President, 1975-1976). State Bar of Michigan (Member: Representative Assembly, 22nd Judicial District, 1977-1981.

Discipline Board Hearing Panel, Washtenaw County, 1969—. Chairman, Ypsilanti Panel, 1987—). Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys (President, 1987-1988).

Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation. Military: With United States Army Reserve, 1959-1964-SP5.


President Ypsilanti Family Service, 1967. Member Ypsilanti Public Housing Committee, 1980—1984, State Boundry Commissioners, since 2000. Senior adviser Explorer law post Portage Trail council Boy Scouts American, 1969—1971, commissioner Potawatomi district, 1973—1974, commissioner Washtenong district, 1974—1975, district committeeman, 1984, wolverine council vice president, 1992, vice president Great Saulk Trail council, 1995—1997, district chair Huron Trails, 2005—2006.

Secretary High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, 1998—2004. Member Ypsilanti Election Commission, since 1981. President Ypsilanti Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2002—2003.

Board directors Michigan Municipal League Legal Defense Fund, president, 1989—1990. Past president Washtenaw 100 Club, since 1980. Member Michigan State Boundary Commission, since 2003.

Chair Resource Communications, since 2006. Member of American Bar Association, Academy Municipal Attorney Selection Committee, Michigan Municipal Attorneys Association (president 1989-1990, district municipal attorney award 1993), Washtenaw County Trial Lawyers Association, Washtenaw County Bar Association 1975-1976, (professional and civility award 1998), Ypsilanti Bar Association (Michigan Association Municipal Attorneys William Steade Civility and Professional award 2008), State Bar Michigan (grievance board hearing panel 1969-1997, state representative assembly 1977-1982, board commissioners 1993—2003, grievance board hearing panel since 2005, chair grievance board hearing panel since 2006, chair senior lawyers section 2008, 2009), Ann Arbor Power Squadron (Commander 1972-1973, 2009), United States Power Squadron (instructor piloting, seamanship, sail).


Married Marlene Joy Bielenberg, December 17, 1954. Children: John Monte, Karl Alexander, Elizabeth Marie.