Lisa Langton Biography – Lisa Langton Wiki
Lisa Langton is a judge of the 6th circuit court in Oakland County, Michigan. She was elected circuit judge in November 2014 and assigned to the Family Division in 2015. Judge Langton assumed the open seat that was vacated by Judge John McDonald.
On January 30, 2015, Judge Langton was sworn in by Michigan Supreme Court Justice David F. Viviano as Oakland County Circuit Judge. She was surrounded by her close-knit family, colleagues, friends, members of the judiciary from the Michigan Supreme Court, Federal Bench, several Circuit and District Court Judges as well as a host of dignitaries who were there to witness her swearing in.
The program, emceed by Judge Lisa Langton’s husband, Charlie Langton, included remarks from Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, several friends and colleagues and included heartfelt remarks by her father, James Symula. In his remarks he talked about Judge Langton’s attributes including her understanding of the law, her ability to get along with people, her sense of humor and her organizational skills.
After presiding over the investiture, Oakland Circuit Chief Judge Nanci Grant said, “As Chief Judge, I am thrilled to have Judge Langton join us. Langton is a hard worker and has all the qualities that a judge should have such as morality, patience, community involvement and sound judgment. She applies her intelligence without arrogance and, most importantly, Judge Langton treats everyone with dignity and professionalism. She is an outstanding addition to our bench and the community has a wonderful judge.”
Langton began her legal career serving as a court clerk for Retired Oakland County Probate Court Judges Eugene Arthur Moore and Norman Barnard. She later joined the firm of Williams, Williams, Rattner & Plunkett, P.C., as an associate attorney where she handled family, civil and probate cases.
After eight years in private practice, she returned to the Probate Court as chief of the Probate Estates Division. After the creation of the Family Division in 1988, Judge Langton served in the Probate Court as Probate Register and the Circuit Court as Family Division Administrator. Her leadership with administrative issues affecting the Family Division was critical in helping to get the division up and running. After serving eight years in her dual role, she became Deputy Court Administrator for the Circuit Court overseeing the Family Division.
A graduate of Detroit College of Law, Judge Langton has served on the Michigan Judges Association, Juvenile Competency Legislation Workgroup, the Oakland County Coordinating Council Against Domestic Violence and the county’s Child Death Review State Advisory Team. A Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation and the Oakland County Bar Association, she assisted the State Court Administrative Office Personal Protection Order Advisory Committee and serves on the Oakland County Bar Association’s Family and Juvenile Law Committees.
Lisa Langton Age
Judge Lisa Langton was born in November 1961.
Lisa Langton Husband
Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Lisa Langton is married to Charlie Langton, who is an attorney and media personality. He is a TV/Radio Legal Analyst for WJBK Fox 2 and WWJ News Radio 950. Charlie’s father, Frank Reeve Langton, passed away peacefully in Lake Forest, Illinois on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at the age of 86.
Judge Langton’s husband, Charlie Langton, supported his wife during her campaigns for the Oakland County Circuit Court judge. He wrote in a Facebook post: “My wife, Lisa Langton, is running for Oakland County Circuit Court judge. She has received endorsements from both major newspapers, Democrats and Republicans, and numerous attorneys and judges. She has worked hard and will be a great judge!!! Vote Tomorrow, and tell all of your Oakland County friends to vote for Lisa Langton for judge!!! Thx!!!!!”
Lisa Langton Salary
As a Circuit Court Judge, Lisa Langton earns an annual salary of $139,919.
Lisa Langton Political Party
Judge Lisa Langton has no known political party affiliation.
Judge Lisa Langton Endorsements
Langton announced her candidacy for an open seat on the Oakland Circuit Court bench in February 2014. She also announced endorsements from State Rep. Hugh Crawford, County Commissioner Kathy Crawford, Troy Mayor Dane Slater and Rochester Mayor Jeffrey Cuthbertson.
Her Instagram is @judgelisalangton.