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Battles, John - FOC

Friend of the Court
John G. Battles

John "Jack" Battles was appointed Director of the Friend of the Court on August 31, 2006.  Jack has lived and worked in Genesee County all his life.  He graduated in 1979 from Western Michigan University and received his Juris Doctorate from St. Louis University School of Law in 1982.  Jack has practiced law in Genesee County since 1987 and has been a strong advocate for children and families. As Director of the Friend of the Court Jack continues to strive for the best interest of children and families in Genesee County.  Jack is married and has 2 children.

Board of Directors, New Paths Incorporated-Flint,MI

1989-1992     2002-Present

Genesee County Bar Association


State Bar of Michigan


Attorney for Children, Genesee County Family Drug Cour


Managing Attorney for Child Abuse and Neglect matters for Honorable Duncan M. Beagle and the Honorable John A. Gadola.


Former Board Member of Genesee County Bar Association


General Practice attorney with emphasis on Domestic Relations, criminal defense and child abuse and neglect cases


Former President and Treasurer of Young Lawyers Association


St. Louis University School of Law, Juris Doctorate


Western Michigan University, Bachelors of Business Administration