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Michael Warren Biography – Michael Warren Wiki
Michael Warren is a Judge of the Oakland County Circuit Court in Pontiac, Michigan. He was appointed to the Oakland Circuit Court in December 2002 by Governor John Engler; retained the position in 2004; re-elected 2006, 2012 and 2018. He served as the Presiding Judge of the General Civil/Criminal Division of the Court, 2010-2013; 2015-2017.
Warren has served for more than 19 years on the Oakland County Circuit Court. He has presided over thousands of cases involving criminal charges, sophisticated business disputes, family, and general civil cases and has presided over 360 jury trials.
Judge Warren is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cornerstone Schools, and a Trustee for the Michigan Council on Economics Education. He received The Great Influence Award from the Michigan Council for the Social Studies, and a Special Tribute from the Michigan Legislature.
Warren is the creator of the Court’s Constitution Day and Patriot Week activities. He has received the Distinguished Public Servant Award from the Oakland County Bar Association and the Distinguished Jurist Award from the Women’s Bar Association/Oakland Region. He teaches Constitutional Law as a Visiting Professor at Cooley Law School.
Judge Warren is a former member of the Michigan State Board of Education. He held the positions of Secretary and Chair of the State Board’s Task Force on Embracing the Information Age. He previously served as the State Board’s legal and policy advisor. Judge Warren’s efforts helped lead to fundamental revisions of The Revised School Code and the adoption of significant education policies. His policy achievements include, among others, the approval of Learning Expectations for Michigan’s Students and the incorporation of civics and social studies in the state accreditation system. After leaving the State Board of Education, he served on the State Board’s Task Force on Social Studies.
Judge Warren is also is a former executive member of the Board of Directors of the Michigan Center for Civic Education. He also served on the Advisory Boards of the Michigan Civics Institute and Michigan School Board Leaders Association. He formerly served as the Chair of the Parish Council and on the administration commission at St. Ives Parish.
Judge Warren has published a large number of guest commentaries regarding the law, education, and civics in The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Oakland Press, and other newspapers. He has also participated as a member of the faculty for various Institute for Continuing Legal Education conferences. He has published extensively regarding contempt of court.
Judge Warren is a former partner of the Detroit-based law firm Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLLP, where he concentrated on business transactions, corporations, and securities work. He also served as the Executive Director (and in other capacities) for The New Common School Foundation, a Detroit-based foundation working to build models of excellence in urban education.
Judge Warren is a 1992 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School (Juris Doctor Degree, Cum Laude) and a 1989 graduate of Wayne State University (Bachelor of Arts Honors History, Magna Cum Laude). Following graduation from law school, Judge Warren was a clerk to Michigan Supreme Court Justice Dorothy Comstock Riley.
He is also the co-founder of Patriot Week with his daughter Leah and the author of “America’s Survival Guide, How to Stop America’s Impending Suicide by Reclaiming Our First Principles and History.”
Michael Warren Court of Appeals
Warren is seeking a seat on the Michigan Court of Appeals 2nd District, which includes Oakland, Macomb, and Genesee counties. He announced his candidacy March 9 against a recent appointee by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
“I believe in the Rule of Law. Too many times we see activist judges legislating from the bench,” Warren stated in a news release. “Judges interpret laws, they do not make them. It is time to make a stand for the Constitution and proper role of the judiciary.”
“We need experienced, proven, constitutional conservatives on the bench. We have seen the negative impact inexperienced, activist, progressive judges can have, and the balance of the Michigan Court of Appeals is at stake in this election,” Warren stated.
“I grew up in Macomb County and have lived in Oakland County for decades, my connections to the 2nd District are deep and profound,” he said.
Michael Warren Age
Michael Warren was born in 1967. He is 55 years old as of 2022.
Michael Warren Wife
Judge Michael Warren is married to his wife Shannon Warren.
Michael Warren Family
Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Michael Warren currently resides in Oakland County where he lives with his wife Shannon, his children Leah and Alexander, and their Westie, Dickens.
Michael Warren Political Party
Judge Michael Warren is non-partisan; not biased towards any particular political group.
Michael Warren Salary
As a circuit court judge, Michael Warren earns a salary of $168,752.
Michael Warren Net Worth
Michael Warren’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.