Hon. Gordon G. Hosbein
Judge Gordon Gary Hosbein was appointed to serve Michigan’s 5th District Court by Gov. Rick Snyder in August, 2018.
Gordon is a native of Berrien County and graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1998 before attending Oakland University in metro Detroit on a baseball scholarship. Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in communication in 2003, he enrolled at WMU-Cooley Law School’s satellite campus at Oakland before transferring to its Lansing campus.
During his years at Cooley, Hosbein participated in its internship program at the Federal Highway Administration in Chicago and Washington D.C., as well as a six-month externship with the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office. Hosbein graduated from WMU Cooley in December 2007.
In 2008 Hosbein accepted a position at the Macomb County Prosecutor’s office as an assistant prosecuting attorney. During Hosbein’s first two years in the office, he negotiated plea bargains, handled misdemeanor dockets and felony preliminary exams in district court. Hosbein rotated up to circuit court where he sat second chair in felony trials and began trying his own felony cases. He was then commissioned to sit first chair for a variety of judges, working on special high-profile felony cases, as well as child abuse and neglect cases with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
While in metro Detroit, Hosbein also dedicated his time outside the courtroom to a variety of organizations, including: the Roseville District Court Sobriety Court, serving as secretary from 2009-2012, the Drug Recognition Experts of Michigan, and the Rochester Hills Little League.
Hosbein resides in St. Joseph with his wife and three children. He continues his volunteer efforts in Berrien County as a member of the St. Joseph/Benton Harbor Rotary Club and the Blossomtime festival committee. He is also a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Federalist Society, the Berrien County Bar Association, and the St. Joseph Catholic Church.