Whitmer Appointments Kwame L. Rowe to 6th Circuit Court Bench

Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointments of Kwame L. Rowe to the 6th Circuit Court of Oakland County and Molly E. Hennessey Greenwalt to the 54B District Court of the City of East Lansing.   


“Today, I am proud to appoint two legal experts to the bench who will serve our state admirably,” said Governor Whitmer. “Both Kwame and Molly have a depth of experience and skills, and I am grateful to both of them for bringing their perspectives to serve the people of Michigan.” 


6th Circuit Court of Oakland County 


Kwame L. Rowe currently serves as an assistant prosecutor for Oakland County. In his current role, Rowe is a special assistant prosecuting attorney with the Trafficking Unit working on felony cases involving human trafficking, complex narcotics, and homicide. He previously served as a clerk under Judge Leo Bowman of the 6th Circuit Court.  


Rowe earned his Juris Doctor degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University’s James Madison College. He is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association, Straker Bar Association, and Wolverine Bar Association, and he serves as a volunteer at Pontiac High School. Kwame lives in Pontiac with his wife, Gabriel, and children. 


“This appointment means a lot to me because it shows our people of Oakland County that no matter where you’re from, how much money you make, or what obstacles you face, anyone can achieve their dreams,” said Rowe. “Serving the people of Oakland County means to serve the community that made me the man I am today.” 


This appointment was made to fill a partial term, which expires at twelve o’clock noon on January 1, 2023, after Judge Leo Bowman stepped down effective April 30, 2021. If Mr. Rowe wishes to serve the remainder of Judge Bowman’s term, expiring January 1, 2025, he would be required to run for reelection in November of 2022. 

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