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Honorable Michael Warren
Presiding Judge of the Civil/Criminal Division

 

  • Appointed to the Oakland Circuit Court in December 2002; elected in 2004 and 2006
  • Sponsor and initial pilot Judge, Oakland County Circuit Court Data Management System project (e-filing and paperless courtroom), 2004-present
  • Co-Creator, Patriot Week (patriotweek.org)
  • Author: America's Survival Guide - How to Stop America's Impending Suicide by Reclaiming Our First Principles and History (Mill City Press, 2007)
  • Member, Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions
  • Author: Constitutional Law, Wayne Law Review (2010 & 2011); Contempt of Court (How-to-Kit), Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2005; Why Ignoring Contempt of Court Undermines Justice, the Rule of Law, and Republican Self-Government (Engage), 2006; and various guest commentaries in the Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Oakland Press, and other newspapers
  • Board Member/Trustee/Advisor: Cornerstone Schools Association (Chair), Michigan Council on Economics Education,  The New Common Foundation
  • Member, State Board of Education, 1999-2002; Secretary,  2001-2002
  • Chair, State Board of Education Task Force on Embracing the Information Age, 2001-2002
  • Member, State Board of Education Task Force on Social Studies, 2004
  • Executive Director and counsel, 2001-2002, and Secretary-Treasurer, 2004-present, for The New Common School Foundation
  • Attorney, Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP, with experience in appellate work and litigation; corporations, securities and mergers; and education law, 1994-1995; 1997-2001
  • Legal and policy advisor for the State Board of Education, 1995-1997
  • Michigan Supreme Court Judicial Clerk for Justice Dorothy Comstock Riley, 1992-1994
  • Graduate of the University of Michigan Law School (Juris Doctor Degree, Cum Laude) and Wayne State University (Bachelor of Arts Honors History, Magna Cum Laude)
  • Recipient: Distinguished Public Servant Award, Oakland County Bar Association; Distinguished Jurist Award, Women’s Bar Association/Oakland Region; H. Wallace Parker Preserving Justice Award, Northern Oakland County Branch NAACP; the Great Influence Award, Michigan Council for the Social Studies; Special Tribute, Michigan Legislature
  • Partner, Cornerstone Schools
  • Leader, Inn at Court (2005 - 2009)
  • Member, Oakland County Bar Association Circuit Court Committee (2003 - 2007)

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Honorable Michael Warren