Honorable Denise Langford Morris
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Honorable Denise Langford Morris

  • langfordmorris.jpgOakland County Circuit Court Judge since 1992; first African American elected in Oakland County
  • Private practice attorney with extensive civil and criminal experience in state and federal courts
  • Former Oakland County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • Former Assistant United States Attorney Eastern District of Michigan
  • Founding member, D. Augustus Straker Bar Association
  • Former Governing Board Member, Michigan Judges Association
  • Former Director, Help Against Violent Encounters Now (HAVEN), CANCO, and Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency (OLHSA)
  • Former Member: Michigan Supreme Court Civil Jury Instructions Committee, Michigan Supreme Court Access to Justice Committee
  • Past President, Association of Black Judges of Michigan
  • Director, Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society 
  • Board Member, William Booth Legal Aid Clinic (Salvation Army)
  • Chair, National Bar Association Judicial Council 2013-2014; National Board Member 2005-2014
  • Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation, Fellow Oakland County Bar Foundation
  • Recipient: 1997 Oakland County Bar Association's Professionalism Award; 2007 State Bar of Michigan Champion of Justice Award; 2008 CLEO Legacy Award; 2013 Black Women Lawyers Torchbearer of Justice Award
  • University of Detroit Board of Trustees