Gov. Rick Snyder makes reappointments to the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission


Gov. Rick Snyder makes reappointments to the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission

 LANSING,  Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointments of  Frank  Eaman of Huntington Woods, Brandy Robinson of Detroit, John Shea  of  Chelsea, and Michael Swor of Grosse Pointe Woods, to the Michigan   Indigent Defense Commission.The commission was created to improve legal   representation for low-income criminal defendants. In October 2011,   Snyder issued Executive Order 2011-12, establishing the initial  Indigent  Defense Advisory Commission, responsible for recommending  improvements  to the state’s legal system. These recommendations served  as the basis  for legislation to address this need and called for the  15-member  Indigent Defense Commission that the governor signed into law  in July  2013. 

“A  key principle of the judicial system is that every citizen has a  right  to competent legal counsel,” Snyder said. “I am confident these   members will continue to serve our state well on this commission.”

Members  will serve four-year terms expiring April 1,  2020. Their appointments  are not subject to the advice and consent of  the Senate. Read Details

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Frank D. Eaman, Of Counsel


 Frank Eaman is a  distinguished criminal  defense attorney who represented clients in criminal cases,  trials and appeals, since 1971.  Mr. Eaman  was  an adjunct law  professor at Cooley Law School for more than 10  years, and an instructor  at the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan  Trial College for the  same length of time.  Hundreds of criminal  defense lawyers throughout  Michigan have been taught the skills needed  to be a competent trial  attorney by Mr. Eaman. Mr. Eaman is also one of the commissioners for the Indigent Defense Commission. See Resume  

Suzan Gabbara


 Suzan  Gabbara first joined Frank Eaman, as an intern at the  beginning of 2012, and later  that year joined the firm as an attorney.   She distinguished herself at  Cooley Law School, graduating with  honors.  Now as managing partner, Ms Gabbara  brings additional skills  to the firm as she is  admitted to practice in the  immigration courts, and also represents  clients in divorce, custody, and  business matters.  Ms. Gabbara is fluent in English,  Arabic, and Aramaic and is able to  communicate in German. From her  first days at the firm, she has assisted  Mr. Eaman in complex criminal  trials and appeals, and been instrumental  in the results achieved for  our clients.   Ms. Gabbara is also an adjunct professor at the University of Detroit Mercy Law School, teaching the Criminal Trial Clinic and supervises students in court.  See Resume  

Ms. Gabbara graduated with honors from Cooley Law School in 2012

 Suzan  Gabbara first came to  Frank D. Eaman, PLLC, as an intern at the  beginning of 2012, and later  that year joined the firm as attorney. Read More


 The  main office of the firm is located in Troy, Michigan. Mr.  Eaman has  represented clients in state and federal courts throughout the state of  Michigan. He  is also  admitted to practice in the Second Circuit in New  York.  The firm has an office in Oakland County, and colleagues in both  Oakland  and Macomb County, so that arrangements can be made to meet  clients in  those counties if it is more convenient.  Both Mr. Eaman and  Ms. Gabbara  have represented clients in other counties in the State of  Michigan,  Mr. Eaman has represented clients in other states, and Ms.  Gabbara is  admitted to immigration court which permits her to appear in  any  immigration court in the United States.  


 Frank D. Eaman has been rated ”AV Preeminent”  by Martindale-Hubbell for over 25 years,
  the highest rating for competence and ethics bestowed by that national lawyers’ rating service. 

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