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Honorable Nanci J. Grant
Chief Circuit Judge

  • Elected to the Sixth Circuit Court in 1996
  • Chief Circuit Judge, appointed November 2009
  • Past Presiding Judge, General Jurisdiction Division 

  • Graduated: The University of Michigan, with honors, and Wayne State University Law School; director of Wayne State University Law School honors program
  • Chairperson, Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission (elected by state's circuit court judges)
  • Past President, Michigan Judges Association (representing state's circuit and appellate judges); current member, MJA Executive Committee
  • Member, Advisory Board of the Michigan Judicial Institute
  • Board Member, Women Officials Network
  • Recipient: Proclamation by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, Oakland County Bar Association Professionalism Award, Wayne State Alumni Association Headliner Award, Oakland County Probate Court Citizens Alliance "Merit Award"
  • Singled out by the Detroit Free Press for exemplary judicial attendance
  • Selected by Crain's Detroit Business as one of "40 under 40"
  • Recognized by a national magazine as one of ten "Women to Watch" in 2002
  • Former member, Michigan State Bar's Representative Assembly
  • Formerly a private practice attorney specializing in commercial litigation

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