Thomas G. Power

13th Circuit Court
Title: Circuit Court Judge
Honorable Thomas G. Power

Judge Power was elected to the bench in 1992 and re-elected in 1998, 2004, 2010, and 2016. 

A Traverse City native, Judge Power attended Traverse City High School (now Traverse City Central) and received a degree in economics from Carlton College, Phi Beta Kappa.  Judge Power attended the University of Michigan Law School and received a master’s degree in taxation from New York University Law School before practicing law with the office of Elhart & Power.  He represented Leelanau, Grand Traverse and Kalkaska Counties in the Michigan State Legislature for ten years and was a member of that body’s Judiciary Committee.  Judge Power previously served on the Grand Traverse-Leelanau Mental Health Board and was a member of the Traverse City School Board. 

Judge Power is a member of the Traverse City Rotary Club and is a pilot for the U.S. Coast Guard Air Auxiliary.  He is married and has two children.


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