Charles Chomet


313-961-7363 ext 235

Education

J.D. Wayne State University. Academic honors included Best Appellate Brief in Legal Research and Writing, West Publishing Award for Highest Grade Point Average in Third Year Evening Class, Magna Cum Laude graduate

B.A. Oberlin College - Cum Laude with honors in Economics

German Fellowship in Economics, University of Fraiikfuft (West Germany)

Master's in Public Administration, University of Michigan, Academic honors

Master's in Social Work, University of Michigan, Academic honors



Positions Held:

  • Assistant to the City Manager (1965-1966) - Elgin, Illinois. Responsible for administration of municipal purchasing, civil defense and social welfare planning
  • Executive Director (1966-1967) - Kaiie County (Illinois) Elgin Council for Economic Opportunity. Initiated and administered the area's first anti-poverty program
  • Director of Housing Planning (1969-1972) - Southeast Michigan Council of Government (SEMCOG). Coordinated development of a regional housing plan and provided technical assistance to local governments
  • Founder, Executive Director and held other positions with (1972-1986) - Citizens for Better Care, a Michigan consumer rights agency advocating for the rights of nursing home patients; involved with fundraising, grant-writing, administration, legislative lobbying, public interest litigation and relations with the mass media
  • Member of Board of Directors of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan (1976-Present). Appointed by State of Michigan Insurance Commissioner to be a public representative
  • Taught (1970-1981) evening courses in gerontology, social work and housing at: University of Michigan School of Social Work Wayne State University School of Social Work Wayne State University Department of Family and Consumer Resources

Areas of Specialization:

  • Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Negligence, Premises Liability, Vehicular Negligence