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

1987-Present

State Bar of Michigan

1983-Present

Attorney for Children, Genesee County Family Drug Cour

 2000-2006    

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

1998-2006    

Former Board Member of Genesee County Bar Association

1991-1992    

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

1987-2006    

Former President and Treasurer of Young Lawyers Association

1987-1992    

St. Louis University School of Law, Juris Doctorate

1979-1982    

Western Michigan University, Bachelors of Business Administration

1975-1979