Congratulations to O’Reilly Rancilio attorney Sharon DeWaele-Persichini, who was appointed Richmond Township attorney by the Board of Trustees at the April 7, 2020 general meeting. Sharon had served as assistant Township attorney for many years prior to this appointment.
Sharon is also the City Attorney for the City of Harper Woods. As city and township attorney, Sharon’s practice involves numerous aspects of municipal law such as: zoning issues, drafting ordinances, responding to FOIA requests, tax appeals, Open Meetings Act, attending Council and Board meetings, as well as handling the prosecutions in the district courts serving those communities. In addition, together with the staff of the 32A District Court, Sharon helped to institute Community Treatment Court. This is a specialty court developed to address the needs of those people dealing with addiction, mental health and socialization problems.
She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Supreme Court, Macomb County Bar Association, and the Macomb County Probate Bar Association.