Marian Kromkowski and Matthew Posner of Kromkowski & Posner, P.C.

Marian Kromkowski Resume
Resume of Marian Kromkowski
Kromkowski & Posner, PC

 

LICENSED ATTORNEY FOR 37 YEARS

  • 1998/present: Part-time Domestic Relations Referee, 28th Circuit Court/Family Division
  • 2008/present: Collaborative Divorce Practitioner and Family Law Practice
  • 1998/present: Facilitative/Evaluative Domestic Relations Mediator for 13th Circuit Court
  • 1993-1997: Full-time Domestic Relations Referee, 13th Circuit Court/Family Division
  • 1985/present: Michigan Appellate Assigned Counsel System highest level (Level III) roster attorney for felony indigent appellants.
  • 2005-2006: Roster attorney for indigent felony criminal defendants in Leelanau County
  • 1987-1993: Roster attorney for indigent felony criminal defendants in 13th Circuit Court
  • 1983: Admitted to United States 6th Circuit Court of Appeals and Eastern District of Michigan Federal Court
  • 1981-present: Partner in Firm of Kromkowski and Posner, PC. Office in Leelanau County since 1991 and in the 13th Circuit since 1987
  • 1980-1983: Wayne County Defender Office trial attorney
  • 1977-1980 Mogill, Bush, Posner, Cohen and Weiss (law clerk, then associate lawyer)
  • 1979: Admitted to State Bar of Michigan 1979 Wayne State University, Juris Doctor
  • 1975: Indiana University, Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude
  • 1972: St. Joseph High School, South Bend, IN

MEDIATION AND COLLABORATIVE LAW TRAINING

  • 2016: Advanced Mediation Training, Effectively Representing Clients in Mediation, PREMi
  • 2016: Advanced Mediation Training, Domestic Violence Screening, Conflict Resolution Center
  • 2016: Child Welfare Parent Attorney Training
  • 2014: Advanced Mediation Training, Conflict Resolution Services
  • 2013:When Children Witness Domestic Abuse,  Child and Family Services
  • 2013: Collaborative Divorce, Refresher Course , Collaborative Practice Institute of MI
  • 2013: Advanced Collaborative Training with Susan Gamache
  • 2012: Advanced Mediation Training. CRS
  • 2010: Negotiation Skills for Collaborative Practitioners, Zena Zumeta/Tom Darnton
  • 2009: International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Forum
  • 2009: Collaborative Divorce Practice Training, Collaborative Practice Institute of MI
  • 2008: Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution Training, State Bar ADR Section
  • 2008: Training with Pauline Tesler on Collaborative Law
  • 2007: Advanced Mediation Skills Seminar, Conflict Resolution Services, Inc.
  • 2002, 2006, 2007: Advanced Mediation Training, State Bar ADR Section
  • 2007: Collaborative Divorce Practice Training, Collaborative Practice Institute of MI
  • 2006: Cooperative Divorce Training
  • 2004, 2005: Family Law Institute, State Bar Association
  • 2005: Round Table Discussion on Domestic Relations Mediation, Community Reconciliation Service
  • 2004: Advanced Domestic Relations Mediation Training, Forrest Mosten
  • 2004: Domestic Violence Screening Protocol Training, Michigan Council for Family and Divorce Mediation
  • 2003: Confidentiality in Mediation, Conflict Resolution Service, Inc.
  • 2003: Active Non-Violence Training, Michigan Peace Team.
  • 2002: Divorce Mediation Conference, Michigan Council of Family Court Mediators
  • 2002: Breaking Impasse and Intervention Strategies, Conflict Resolution Service, Inc.
  • 2000: Impasse Breaking Techniques in Mediation, Conflict Resolution Service, Inc.
  • 2000: Values in Mediation: Advanced Facilitative Divorce Mediation Training, Academy of Family Mediators
  • 2000: Facilitative Mediation in the Michigan Court of Appeals, State Bar ADR Section
  • 2000: Reflective Listening and Professional Conduct, Conflict Resolution Service, Inc.
  • 1999: Special Masters/Parenting Coordinators in Family Court, Law and Psychology Collaboration of Ann Arbor with Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.
  • 1998: Divorce Mediation Conference, Michigan Council of Family Court Mediators
  • 1998: 40 Hour Divorce Facilitative Mediation Training by Zena Zumeta through the Mediation Training and Consultation Institute in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • 1997: 40 Hour Community Mediation Training, State Court Administrator Office.
  • 1996: Divorce Mediation Conference, Illinois Council of Family/Divorce Mediators.

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION

  • 2000-2015:  Annual Michigan Judicial Institute Training for Domestic Relations Referees
  • 2015: Early Childhood Summit, Central Michigan University
  • Annually:  Family Law Institute, Michigan Bar Association
  • 2013:When Children Witness Domestic Abuse,  Child and Family Services
  • 2013: Multidisplinary Collaborate Practice Two Day Training
  • 2011: Michigan Judicial Institute Training on Difficult Custody Disputes
  • 2011: Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan, Basic Training Conference
  • 2011: Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan: Enhancing our Collaborative Practice Skills
  • 2010: Negotiation Skills for Collaborative Practitioners, Zena Zumeta/Tom Darnton
  • 2010: Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan: Advanced Collaborative Divorce
  • 2009: International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Annual Conference
  • 2009: Governor’s Task Force on Children’s Justice Child Abuse and Neglect Summit
  • 2009 Michigan Judicial Institute Training for Domestic Relations and Juvenile Referees
  • Bi-annually:   Referee Association of Michigan/Judicial Institute: Domestic Relations Referee Update
  • 2004, 2005: Conference on Domestic Relations, State Bar Family Law Section
  • 2003: Friend of the Court Update on Changes in Child Support and Custody Laws
  • 2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference
  • 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006: Child Custody, Support and Parenting Time Update, Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • 2000: Guardian Ad Litem in Divorce Matters for an Expanded Role in the New Family Court, State Bar Family Law Section
  • 1997: Personal Protection Orders and Domestic Violence, Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan
  • 1997: Domestic Violence and Its Impact upon the Family, Gaylord Catholic Diocese.
  • 1994-97: Training sessions for new Friend of the Court Employees, Issues for Domestic Relations Referees, Issues related to the Integration of Probate and Circuit Court Referees, Michigan Judicial Institute
  • 1996: Family Law Conference, Friend of the Court Association
  • 1983-98; 2003-2008: Two day conferences on current issues in criminal law, Criminal Defense Association of Michigan

OTHER ACTIVITIES and AWARDS

  • 2016 Madeleine Thomas Award Winner from Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Antrim Bar Association
  • 2016 Recipient of the Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award from the Traverse City Human Rights Commission
  • 2016 Hammer and Chisel Hall of Fame from Michael Moore
  • 2011 Outstanding Service Award from Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan
  • 2005 Dean Robb Unsung Hero Award for Social Justice from the American Civil Liberties Union of Northwest Michigan
  • 2015-present: President, League of Women Voters of Leelanau County
  • 2012-present: Board Member League of Women Voters of Leelanau County
  • 2012-present: Board Member Leelanau Early Childhood Development Commission
  • 2013-2014: Board Member Conflict Resolution Services
  • 2012: Presenter on Alternative Dispute Resolution at Michigan Judicial Institute
  • 2010: Presentation to Women Lawyers Association regarding Collaborative Divorce
  • 2009/present: Member of UpNorth Collaborative Divorce Professionals, prior Chair
  • 2008/2012: Board Member, Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan
  • 2011-2013: CPIM Basic Training Committee, Chair 2010-2012
  • 2012-2013: CPIM Advanced Training Committee
  • 1998-2002: Alternative Dispute Resolution Bar Committee
  • 1997-present: Accredited Mediator with the Conflict Resolution Services, Inc.
  • 2005: Co-facilitated Mediation In-Services for the Community Reconciliation Service, Inc.: Ethics in Mediation.
  • 2004: Co-facilitated Mediation In-Services for the Community Reconciliation Service, Inc.: Power Imbalance in Mediation.
  • 2000; 2001: Coach at Divorce Mediation Training in Grand Rapids and Marquette with Zena Zumeta of the Mediation Training and Consultation Institute.
  • 1996: Conducted seminar in 13th Circuit on Personal Protection Orders
  • 1997: Conducted seminar in the 13th Circuit on the Rules of Evidence’s impact on the child witness.
  • 1997: Presented opening remarks at SMILE (Start Making it Livable for Everyone) for parents with pending divorce cases in the 13th Circuit Court.
  • 1997: Compiled Bench Book for the use of Family Court Division Judges in the 13th Circuit Court and
  • 1997: Modified form motions to be used in the Family Court Division by unrepresented litigants in domestic relations and Personal Protection Order matters.
  • 1997-1999: Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association
  • 1996-1999: Grand Traverse County Task Force on Domestic Violence
  • 1995 through 1997: Conducted local seminars and facilitated meetings relative to Personal Protection Orders for 13th Circuit Court employees, law enforcement and prosecutors
  • 1994-1996: State Bar of Michigan Committee on Criminal Justice Delivery Systems
  • 1993-1997: Developed the first court procedures relevant to Domestic Relations Referee cases in the 13th Circuit Court.
  • 1993-1996: Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Counties Alternative Sentencing Commission
  • 1993-1995: Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association Criminal Law and Procedure Subcommittee
  • 1992: Primary contributor to the 13th Circuit Judicial Liaison Committee’s formulated revisions to criminal procedure in Circuit Court

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • 2009/Present: Leelanau Conservancy, Steward
  • 2010/Present: By the Bay Garden Club member
  • 2008, 2009: Great Lakes Bioneers, presenter
  • 2002/Present: MidEastJustPeace, co-founder and Board Member
  • 2006-2010: IndyFlix Steering Committee in Leelanau County
  • 2001-2004: Suttons Bay Friends of the Fine Arts
  • 2001: Leelanau Montessori School Board Member
  • 2000-2003: Leelanau County Kiddin’ Around 4-H Club
  • 1999-2002: Shielding Tree Nature Center Board Member

PERSONAL BACKGROUND

  • Married to Matthew Posner for 36 years
  • Three lovely daughters: Esther, Claire and Ellen
  • Raised in South Bend, Indiana, youngest of 5 children
  • Moved to Detroit for law school in 1976
  • Lived in Detroit until 1987 and then moved to Traverse City
  • Settled in Suttons Bay in 1991