Teresa A. Bingman is the Founder and Managing Partner of Lansing-based Law Offices of Teresa A. Bingman and the CEO of The Bingman Group, LLC, an Okemos-based consulting firm. She is also the co-owner of The Black Success Network and Career Training Camp, along with business partners Dr. Lloyd G. Bingman and Todd (TJ) Duckett.
In July 2020, Lansing Mayor Andy Schor hired Teresa as a consultant to lead the Mayor’s Racial Justice and Equity Alliance (MRJEA). The MRJEA is charged to develop a plan to mitigate bias in the delivery of City services and bring an end to structural racism.
With 33 years of legal, policy, consulting, and regulatory experience, Teresa A. Bingman has navigated complex systems while consistently advocating for issues, policies, programs, and practices to include people of color and underserved populations who are often shut out by political, governance, and organizational structures. Licensed to practice law in Oklahoma and Michigan, Bingman has served in various legal and policy roles, including Assistant Attorney General and later Chief Deputy Legal Counsel and Cabinet Secretary for former Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm. In 2011, Teresa co- founded the University-Community Empowerment Center at Western Michigan University, a research, consultation, and training center designed to empower communities to reduce poverty.
In 2017, Law Offices of Teresa A. Bingman partnered with the Flint Water Class Action Legal Team, to represent Flint clients through class action litigation. The group of law firms filed claims involving environmental and toxic tort law, constitutional and civil rights, and other legal claims to address the aftermath of what has become known as the Flint Water Crisis. Although litigation continues in this matter, in 2020, several Defendants, including the State of Michigan, City of Flint, McLaren Hospital and Rowe Professional Services agreed to settle their claims for a combined sum of $641.25 million.
Bingman is active with the State Bar of Michigan and she’s a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and The Links, Incorporated, where she has served in various local, state and national roles. Mrs. Bingman is also a former Trustee for Michigan State University College of Law. She’s a current member of the Executive Board for the University of Oklahoma National Black Alumni Society and attends Union Missionary Baptist Church in Lansing.
Bingman received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University in 1985 and a Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1988.