WCBA Mission Statement

The mission of the Washtenaw County Bar Association is

  • To insist upon the highest standards of civility and ethical integrity of all participants in the legal process;
  • To improve public understanding of the legal system, the substantive law and the role of lawyers;
  • To pursue diversity and foster a sense of community among Association members;
  • To advance professional development and excellence through educational programs and services for its members;
  • To promote affordable access to the justice system through traditional and non-traditional means; and
  • To work with the bench to improve the effectiveness and fairness of the legal system.

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Hon. Kirk W. Tabbey

14A-2 District Court
415 W. Michigan Ave. Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: (734) 484-6690
Phone: (734) 484-6619
Fax: (734) 484-6600
P Number: 33353

● B.A. Criminal Justice with Honor, Honors College, Michigan State University 1978, J.D. Wayne State University 1981, National Law Institute, FBI National Academy, 1990.
● 14 years prosecuting major crimes, finishing as Chief Assistant Prosecutor, Jackson County. As a recognized computer crime expert he created a Joint Federal/State Task Force and prosecuted computer crime cases for the Michigan Computer Crime Task Force, rewrote Michigan’s Computer Crimes Statutes (now a model law adopted by the American Legislative Exchange Council), and recently researched and authored a legal memorandum, approved by the Michigan Supreme Court, outlining the legal authority for Michigan District Judges to issue Federal Search Warrants, Subpoenas, and Orders for electronic media and call records, using cell phone tower simulators, pen registers, and trap trace devices.
● 21 years of service on numerous Boards & Committees including Michigan Legal Help Advisory, SCAO Performance Measures (Vice Chair)

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