Hon. Kwamé L. Rowe

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  • Appointed to the Oakland County Circuit Court in August 2021 becoming the second African American male to serve on the Sixth Circuit Bench.
  • Graduated from James Madison College at Michigan State University, BA in Social Relations and Policy and major in Political Theory Constitutional Democracy.
  • Juris Doctorate, Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Oakland County 2015-2021, Human Trafficking Division, Complex Narcotics, and Homicide Cases
  • Member, State Bar of Michigan
  • Member, Oakland County Bar Association
  • Member, D. Augustus Straker Bar Association
  • Member, Wolverine Bar Association
  • Member, Oakland County Bar Association, Inns of Court (2015)
  • Judge Rowe is a lifelong resident of Oakland County. 

People v. Ethan Crumbley


In order to better serve the attorneys and litigants appearing in Judge Rowe's courtroom, we have adopted the following guidelines.  Please advise your clients and staff so that there are no misunderstandings.  You can obtain a copy of the Protocol by clicking the highlighted link.