Roberts (Rob) Kengis was appointed on February 28th, 2018 by Governor Rick Snyder to be the next 48th Circuit Court Judge of Allegan County. Gov. Snyder stated, "Rob has faithfully served Allegan County both as the elected County Prosecutor and as an Assistant Prosecutor for the past 25 years. I am confident that his legal experience and reputation for fairness will help him continue to serve Allegan County residents well."
Kengis has prosecuted hundreds of cases, including the successful prosecution of numerous murder trials. Rob Kengis's courtroom experience has proven him to be a successful trial attorney, and has earned him the respect of police officers, lawyers and judges throughout southwest Michigan.
He has demonstrated this commitment to justice by being active in the Allegan County Methamphetamine Task Force, Allegan Substance Abuse Prevention task force, the Allegan County Safe Schools work group, the Allegan County Coordinating Council on Domestic Violence, Allegan County Law Enforcement Council, Allegan County Courthouse Safety and Security Team, Allegan County Truancy Task Force, and the Ottawa-Allegan Human Trafficking Task Force.
Outside of his duties as Circuit Court Judge, Kengis serves on the boards of directors for the Allegan General Hospital Foundation and the Kalamazoo Latvian Ev. Lutheran United Church. He lives in Gun Plain Township with his wife Shelley and their two children.