Hon. Michael Warren

  • ​Appointed to the Oakland Circuit Court in December 2002 by Governor John Engler; elected in 2004, 2006 and 2012; Presiding Judge, General Civil/Criminal Division, 2010-2013; 2015-2017
  • Board Member/Trustee: Cornerstone Schools Association, Cornerstone Education Group, Patriot Week Foundation (Chair), Michigan Council on Economics Education
  • Sponsor and initial pilot Judge, Oakland County Circuit Court Data Management System project (eFiling and paperless courtroom), 2004-present
  • Co-creator, Patriot Week (patriotweek.org)
  • Co-producer, Patriot Lessons (Birmingham/Bloomfield Community TV)
  • Author: America's Survival Guide - How to Stop America's Impending Suicide by Reclaiming Our First Principles and History (Mill City Press, 2007)
  • Member, Supreme Court Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions (2008–present)
  • Outreach Committee (2015-present), Rules Committee (2015), Michigan Judges Association (2015-present)
  • Member, Oakland County Bar Association Diversity Committee (2010-present)
  • Visiting and Adjunct Professor, Constitutional Law, Western Michigan Cooley Law School (periodic)
  • 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 theDetroit News, Detroit Free Press, Oakland Press, and other newspapers
  • Board Member/Trustee/Advisor: Cornerstone Schools Association, Patriot Week Inc. (Chair), Michigan Council on Economics Education
  • 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, 2004-2009, for The New Common School Foundation
  • Partner and Associate, 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)

Protocol

In order to better serve the attorneys and litigants appearing in Judge Warren's courtroom, we have adopted the following protocols.  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.