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What Michigan judges should I vote for on Nov. 2?

Steve Gursten recommends fair judges and justices who he believes will best protect Michigan families and consumers

Being an attorney, this is the time of year when I normally have about a hundred friends and old clients who call me up or e-mail me asking if I can recommend the best qualified justices for the Michigan Supreme Court – that they should vote for when they visit the polls next Tuesday. I understand, since I normally feel the same way when I get to the university trustees part of the ballot, as I have no idea who these people are. Most people find the justices and judges portion of the voting ballot confusing. No one wants to vote by just blindly picking names, and we all want to know who is truly the best candidate.

Below, I’ve listed the judges and justices who I personally believe are the best judicial candidates. These judges and justices all have a great reputation among Michigan lawyers. They are known for protecting families and consumers, and they believe in preserving the integrity of Michigan’s civil justice system. They’re also known for fairness and excellence on the bench.

Michigan Supreme Court:
Hon. Alton Thomas Davis
Hon. Denise Langford Morris
(Here are many reasons why Justice Robert Young, Jr. is terrible, by the way.)

Oakland County Probate:
Dana Hathaway

33rd District Court: Serving the Townships of Brownstown and Grosse Ile, and the Cities of Flat Rock, Gibraltar, Rockwood, Trenton and Woodhaven
Jennifer Coleman Hesson
Hon. Edward J. Nykiel

36th District Court: Serving Detroit, Michigan
Hon. Katherine Hansen

39th District Court: Serving the cities of Roseville and Fraser
John McPhee

41B District Court: Serving Clinton Township, Harrison Township, Mount Clemens
Carrie Fuca

46th District Court: Serving Southfield, Lathrup Village, Beverly Hills, Franklin Village, Bingham Farms, and Southfield Township
Hon. William Richards

55th District Court: Serving Ingham County (except for Lansing and East Lansing)
Hon. Donald l. Allen Jr.

74th District Court: Serving Bay County
Hon. Jennifer Barnes

3rd Judicial Circuit: Serving Wayne County
Hon. Gershwin Drain
Hon. Michael M. Hathaway
Hon. John A. Murphy
Hon. Jeanne Stempien
John Sullivan

10th Judicial Circuit: Serving Saginaw County
James Howell

16th Judicial Circuit: Serving Macomb County
Michael Servitto

18th Judicial Circuit: Serving Bay County
Harry Gill

30th Judicial Circuit: Serving Ingham County
Clinton Canady III

Our attorneys encourage you to vote and have your voice heard on Nov. 2. Help us protect Michigan families and keep our roads safe.

Related information:

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Robert Young: Big bias toward personal injury victims

Justice Robert Young’s exorbitant campaign donations

Blogs about the Michigan Supreme Court

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