Employment lawyer, Jane Branstetter Stranch, has been appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Ms. Stranch was appointed by President Obama to be a member of the Sixth Circuit in August 2009 and was affirmed by the U.S. Senate this week. The Sixth Circuit hears cases appealed from U.S. District Court in Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan, and Ohio.
Stranch worked primarily at Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings law firm, which was founded by her father. She specializes in complex labor and employment litigation. The date for her swearing-in ceremony has not been set.