Marsh seeking Flint District Judge seat

Tabitha Marsh

Tabitha Marsh

FLINT — Attorney Tabitha Marsh has formally announced she is a candidate for Flint District Judge, seeking the seat that will be vacated by long time Flint District Judge Nathaniel C. Perry at the end of 2020.

Attorney Tabitha Marsh, a well-known member of the Genesee County Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, and Mallory VanDyne Scott Bar Association has practiced law for more than 15 years in the Flint community.

When Gov. Rick Snyder decided to appoint his handpicked choice for a vacancy on the Genesee County Circuit Court in 2018, Marsh was the candidate to challenge Snyder’s decision, receiving 53,381 votes in that election.

Her education includes graduating high school at the top of her class, being recognized as the class valedictorian, obtaining an Associate’s degree from Kellogg Community College, graduated Summa Cum Laude, obtaining a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, graduated Cum Laude and served as the Chosen Black Celebratory Commencement student speaker for her class, receiving a Juris Doctorate degree from MSU College of Law, and serving as the Chosen Commencement Student Speaker for her law school class.

Born in Flint, where most of her family resided, her father, grandmother, and grandfather were members of UAW Local 659, 651, and 659 in Flint, respectively, and worked on the line. Her grandmother was a nurse and her mother was a CNA at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan. Many family members served in the military, including her father. Some family members were local Pastors, ministers, and teachers and administrators in the Flint public school system.

Marsh has represented clients in the areas of criminal law, probate, family law, child protection proceedings, civil cases, juvenile delinquency, landlord tenant cases, etc. She has provided legal representation in nearly 800 legal matters during the 12 years she has owned a law firm in Flint.

Her legal experience also includes work in the offices of Genesee County Circuit Court Judges John A. Gadola and Michael J. Theile, Federal Judge David M. Lawson, and in the office of the Ingham County Prosecutor.

Marsh is a member of the Embassy Covenant Church International Presbytery Board and Ministerial Team, the Flint Children’s Museum, Executive Board, the Flint Institute of Arts Gala Committee, the Flint Women’s Forum, Executive Board, the Flint, Michigan Branch of the NAACP, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, The Links, Incorporated, she serves as a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flint and Genesee County, and serves on the Advisory Board for The Scholars Etiquette and Self Image Institute.

Attorney Tabitha Marsh has the family roots, education, experience, and community leadership that sets her apart and makes her well qualified to be an effective Flint 67th District Judge.

The Primary Election is Aug. 4.

(Candidates for the August primary election who want to announce their candidacy in the Genesee County View Newspapers should email ggould@mihomepaper.com.)