Mike Dumitru Lives A Life Serving Others - And Response

Friday, April 1, 2022

Chattanooga is blessed to have great judges. Mike Dumitru will help continue this trend.                     

Mike’s judicial experience and litigation effectiveness speak volumes in both state and federal courts in Hamilton County. Mike knows it’s imperative that everyone have their claims heard and resolved in an economically and practical manner. He understands that a judge must hear every case without prejudice and fairly.             

Mike has also given back to our community, serving on numerous boards of civic and and community organizations. The Rotary Club, The Young Professionals Association of Chattanooga, The Chambliss Center for Children, and his church are just a few examples. 

Mike Dumitru had to take the “bull by the horns” in his quest to become an attorney. Mike was going to find his way to success or make a way. He was accepted to some of the greatest universities in our country. He earned a degree from Fordham University. A masters degree from New York University, and received his law degree from Vanderbilt. These upper tier universities, along with great parents, helped Mike mold himself into the spiritual and ethical person he is today.       

His peers have recognized his legal talents and work ethic by voting him as a Mid South Rising Star Attorney each of the last three years. He was selected by Best Lawyers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.               

Mike, and his wife Jessica are great parents and blessed with a young son and daughter. He is very involved in their lives, and knows the difference a father can make in their development.       

Mike Dumitru has a mission statement in his life which I thought was very impressive. It simply says “I want to spend my life serving others.”                           

I know that Mike Dumitru is decisive, dedicated, and disciplined. He is very focused. Besides that, Mike has a great heart and he cares. When you have an opportunity to vote for that kind of man you do it.                                                   

Hank Tiller 

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I’ve lived in the Chattanooga area almost my entire life just over the state line, and I spent my former career working as a law clerk and attorney in Chattanooga. Today, I’m a business owner of a local trucking company, and I spend the majority of my time out in the country working at our family business or with my wife and two children. 

My former colleague and great friend, Mike Dumitru, is running for Circuit Court judge in Hamilton County. I can’t imagine a better person for the job. My only hesitancy in writing this letter is that I can’t do him justice. 

I’ve known Mike Dumitru for years. I came to know him when we practiced law together. Mike mentored me and always emphasized the importance of fairness, honesty, and the rule of law. 

I now consider Mike and his family among my closest friends. I’ve even gotten to watch him and his family go through something I would likely never put myself through–a political campaign. 

If I’m being honest, through all of this, what I can tell you now about the man is virtually unchanged from what I would have said years ago. Not only is he a great legal mind with a truly unparalleled work ethic, but he is a man of integrity who leads by example every day to show those around him–especially his children–the importance of kindness, patience, and heart. 

I say all this for one simple, but important, reason. Through years of observing incredible and honorable judges and also of observing the man on your election ballot, I know one thing to absolutely be true. Mike Dumitru is not a politician; he is a judge. 

Mike is good. He is true. And he is the same good and true man behind closed doors as he is in the open. 

He values the rule of law and knows the importance of the duty bestowed upon those who wear the black robe. He isn’t in it for the glory, or the power, or political gain. He doesn’t even care about gaining the inevitable respect that comes with a title like Judge Dumitru.

Instead, he’s just a good man trying his best to serve his community and make it better for everyone around him. 

Mike is a man who deserves to wear the robe. He is the best of us. Please vote for Mike Dumitru for Circuit Court Judge, Division II. 

Heith Frost



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