Mr. Timothy Arner graduated from Central Michigan University in 1978, with honors, and from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1982, Cum Laude (with honors). Mr. Arner has been practicing law for 34 years and is a trusted member of the legal community. He started his own law practice in Charlevoix in 1983, and in 1984 moved his practice to Boyne City, his parent’s hometown. Timothy’s father, Don Arner, was a well-known star athlete at Boyne City High School in the early 1950’s. Mr. Arner operated his law practice at 110 Water Street from 1984 until December of 2015, when he joined the Doak Law Firm on Main Street.
During his career Mr. Arner has been the City Attorney for the City of Boyne City and township attorney for many local townships. He has served as a hearing panelist for the Attorney Discipline Board for 29 years, hearing and deciding grievances filed against other attorneys for alleged professional misconduct
He has been an adjunct professor at North Central Michigan College, teaching Legal Ethics and Law Office Management in the paralegal program. He also is a trained civil mediator, and he volunteers his time at Northern Community Mediation as a mediator.
Mr. Arner has served as President of the Emmet/Charlevoix Bar Association; President of the Boyne City Foundation for Educational Excellence; President of Christ Lutheran Church in Boyne City and a current member of the Board of Elders; President of the Charlevoix Rod & Gun Club: Secretary of the Boyne City Lion’s Club; and a board member of the Crisis Pregnancy Center.
Mr. Arner stresses the importance of communication. He communicates with his clients through personal meetings, phone, email, online and regular mail. Mr. Arner believes that the key to success in the practice of law is his willingness and ability to take the extra time to communicate with his clients, and to keep them informed concerning all aspects of their legal matters. Every case is the client’s case and the client needs information to make informed decisions.
- State Court Administrator’s Office-2014
- Thomas M. Cooley Law School-1982
- JD – Juris Doctor
- Central Michigan University-1978
- BA – Bachelor of Arts
Association and Memberships:
- Christ Lutheran Church-2016 -Present
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan-1997-Present
- Attorney Discipline Board-1987-Present
- Hearing Panelist
- State Bar of Michigan-1982-Present
- United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan-1982-Present
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