James A. Fink
Term Expires: September 30, 2020
Mr. James A, Fink is a member of Fink & Fink (formerly Fink & Valvo), PLLC, where he focuses on civil litigation, misdemeanor criminal defense, municipal law, real estate, commercial transactions, small business representation, and landlord-tenant matters. He graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 1983, and obtained his law degree from Detroit College of Law in 1987.
Prior to receiving his law degree, Mr. Fink worked for the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department, starting in 1977 as a Marine Deputy, then as a Corrections Officer, a Deputy Sheriff, Sergeant, Administrative Sergeant, First Lieutenant, and, finally, Commanderfrom 1995-1998. In 1998, he joined Reach, Reach, Fink & Valvo, P.C., where he concentrated on litigation, landlord-tenant matters, real estate, commercial transactions, municipal liability and zoning.
He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Washtenaw County Bar Association, and the Ypsilanti Bar Association. He has served on a number of advisory boards and committees throughout Michigan and is currently a member of the Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board, where he served as its Chair from 1999 to 2003. He is also a member of the Dawn Farm Board of Trustees and is on the Board of Elders at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
In September 2014, the Michigan Supreme Court appointed him to a three-year term as a lawyer-member of the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board, commencing October 1, 2014. He was reappointed to a second three-year term in 2017.