Klint Kesto - Fraser Trebilcock

Klint Kesto

Attorney / Lansing



Education

  • Wayne State University Law School (J.D., 2006)
  • The University of Michigan (B.A., 2002)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Experience
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Klint Kesto has experience working in both the public and private sectors for nearly two decades. Immediately prior to joining the firm, Klint worked in the private sector practicing law, where he handled general civil and criminal matters, and had a government consulting practice. In his career, he has also worked for the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office as an assistant prosecuting attorney, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Department of Justice.

After winning the November 2012 election, Klint was recognized by the Chaldean American Bar Association as the first Chaldean elected to the Michigan House of Representatives. During his three terms, he was appointed Chair of the House Committee on Judiciary during the 2015-2016 term, Charmain of the House Committee on Law & Justice for the 2017-2018 term, and served as Co-Chair for the C.A.R.E.S. Task Force. In 2018, Klint was recognized as the "Legislator of the Year" by MIRS, and recognized by MADD as a three-time "Legislator of the Year."

Other Professional Experience:

  • Attorney -- Kesto Law PLLC Novi, MI (2006 - 2007; 2018 - 2020)
  • State Representative 39th District --Michigan House of Representatives, Lansing, MI (2013 - 2018)
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney -- Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, Detroit MI (2007 - 2012)
  • Law Clerk -- United States Department of Justice - Executive Office for Immigration Review, Detroit, MI (September - December 2005)
Professional Associations
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  • Knights of Columbus
  • Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce
  • Multi Lakes Conservation Association
  • Optimist Club
  • Shenandoah Country Club
  • Oakland County Bar Association
    • Legislative Co-Chair (2018 - Present)
  • Small Business Association of Michigan – VIP Member
Honors & Distinctions
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  • MIRS Legislator of the Year Award 2018
  • Citizens Alliance on Prison and Public Spending (CAPPS) William G. Milliken Award 2017
  • Michigan Pharmacy Good Health Policy Legislator 2016
  • MADD Legislator of the Year – 2013 and 2016 and 2018
  • Defeat the Label Humanitarian of the Year Award 2018
  • Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility 2016
  • Michigan Pharmacist Association – Good Public Health Policy Award 2016
  • BILLD Completion of Program for Legislative Leadership Development
  • St Joseph Family Support Recognition for Support and Friendship in Community
  • The American Conservative Union Recognition for Conservative Achievement
  • West Bloomfield Police Certificate of Appreciation for appearing as guest on West Bloomfield “911”
  • Wixom Community Foundation Community Spirit Award 2014 and 2016
  • Contribution to the Teaching, Educating, Advising and Mentoring Program (T.E.A.M.)
  • Certification of Appreciation form the Universal Learning Academy for participating in ULA’s Career Day
  • Optimist International Friend of Youth Certificate in Recognition for valuable contributions to the Optimist Club of West Bloomfield
  • Recognition for support (2 years) to the Mustang Cadet Squadron; Michigan Wing – Civil Air Patrol
  • Recognition from the Chaldean American Bar Association as the First Chaldean Legislator in Michigan – 2013
  • Arab American and Chaldean Council State Leadership Award 2014