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  • Named Chief Judge of the Oakland Circuit Court for the 1996-1997 term and the 1998-1999 term
  • Twice voted one of Michigan's Most Respected Judges by Michigan Lawyers Weekly poll
  • Presiding Judge, Oakland County Family-Focused Juvenile Drug Court, from 2001-2010
  • Co-founder, Oakland County Circuit Court's S.M.I.L.E. Program, an educational program for divorcing parents
  • Chair, Oakland County Mentoring Initiative Task Force
  • Recipient: State Bar of Michigan's Champion of Justice Award, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Award for Meritorious Service to the Children of America, Eleanor Roosevelt Humanities Award
  • Four-time honoree, Michigan State Police for Professional Excellence
  • The John O'Hair Lifetime Achievement Award, Parents of Murdered Children
  • Garnet Award, Child Abuse and Neglect Council of Oakland County
  • Compassionate Angel Award, Childhelp USA
  • Mentor of the Year Award, Oakland County Mentoring Initiative
  • Lifetime Achievement Award St. Clair Butterfly Foundation
  • Heart of HAVEN Award


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