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Hon. Christopher P. Yates

17th Circuit Court
180 Ottawa Ave NW STE 11A
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
Phone: (616) 632-5026
Fax: (616) 632-5134

Practice areas: Business Law, Civil Litigation, Judiciary

Hon. Christopher P. Yates was appointed to the Kent County Circuit Court in 2008, and has served in both the Criminal/Civil Division and the Family Division. He was assigned to run the court's specialized business docket in 2012. Prior to his judgeship, he served as a law clerk to Chief Judge James P. Churchill of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and to Hon. Ralph B. Guy, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Judge Yates also has worked as a federal prosecutor in Detroit, as an attorney-advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC, as chief federal public defender for the Western District of Michigan, and as a partner in two private law firms.

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