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Tukel, Jonathan

Fall 2020

1029 Legal Research

The Hon. Jonathan Tukel was appointed a judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals in 2017. Prior to his appointment, he was chief of the National Security Unit in the U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Michigan, where he supervised the counter-terrorism, terrorist-financing, export control, and other programs. During his career with the Department of Justice, he concentrated his practice in the areas of national security and complex white-collar crime cases, including public corruption, fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion. He also served as an associate deputy attorney general.

Judge Tukel graduated from the University of Michigan in 1982, receiving a bachelor of arts degree with honors, in philosophy. In 1988 he graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, magna cum laude, and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He co-teaches Law 429, Federal Prosecution and Defense Practicum.