Peter D. Houk

Portrait of Peter D. Houk

Lansing Office

Phone: 517.377.0842

Fax: 517.482.0887

Executive Summary

Super lawyers

AAA Panel Member 

  • Wayne State University (J.D., 1969)

  • University of Michigan (B.A., 1966)

Bar and Court Admissions
  • State Bar of Michigan

  • United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan

  • United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations
  • State Bar of Michigan

    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
    • Criminal Law Section
    • Crime Victims Committee (Past Chairman)
  • Ingham County Bar Association (Past Board of Directors Member)

  • Michigan Judges Association

  • American Arbitration Association list of approved mediators and arbitrators for construction and commercial matters and employment law

  • International Mediation Institute certified mediator

  • American Inns of Court, Thomas M. Cooley Chapter, Past President

  • Michigan Supreme Court Rules of Criminal Procedure Committee (1981-1986; 2002-2003)

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Adjunct Professor of Criminal Law (1983-2002); Distinguished Visiting Jurist (2002-2006)

  • Michigan Judicial Institute lecturer

  • Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan (Past President, 1983-1984)

  • Michigan Justice Training Fund (Commissioner, 1983-1984)

Other Professional Experience
  • Ingham County Circuit Court Judge (1986-2003)

    • Chief Judge (1992-2002)
  • Ingham County Prosecutor (1977-1986)

  • Lansing City Attorney (1972-1977)

  • Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan (1969-1972)

Distinctions and Certifications
  • Achieved an AV Preeminent® peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell

  • Selected as 2015 'Lawyer of the Year' in Lansing, by Best Lawyers for Arbitration

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Arbitration and Mediation 2015; first listed in 2010

  • Elected as a Fellow of the State Bar of Michigan

  • Selected as a '2014 Leading Michigan Lawyer' by Leading Lawyers for ADR Law: Commercial Litigation and ADR Law: Commercial Real Estate, Environmental & Construction

  • Twice named by Lawyers Weekly as one of Michigan's Most Respected Judges

  • Listed in Super Lawyers, Alternative Dispute Resolution (2006-2014)

Community Activities
  • Mason State Bank, Board of Directors Member

  • Edgewood United Church of Christ (Past Moderator and Trustee)

  • Ingham County Children's Trust Fund (Past Vice Chair)

  • Lansing Torch Club (President, 1999)

  • Mason Rotary Club (Former Member)

  • Mason Rotary Foundation (Former Board Member)

  • Governor's Conference on Traffic Safety (Member, 1987)

  • Governor's Drunk Driving Task Force (Member, 1983)