Sima Patel Biography – Sima Patel Wiki
Sima G. Patel is a judge of the Michigan 2nd District Court of Appeals. She was appointed to the Michigan Court of Appeals by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on February 3, 2022. Judge Patel is the first East-Indian American to sit on a Michigan Appellate Court, and one of only three minority members of the Michigan Court of Appeals.
Her appointment was made to fill a partial term, which expires at twelve o’clock noon on January 1, 2023, after the passing of Judge Jonathan Tukel in September 2021. If Patel wishes to serve the remainder of Judge Tukel’s term, expiring January 1, 2027, she would be required to run for reelection in November of 2022.
Prior to her appointment, Judge Patel served as a senior appellate attorney at Fieger Law and practiced in the areas of appellate and negligence law.
She previously clerked for six years in Michigan’s Supreme Court under Justices Elizabeth A. Weaver and Diane Hathaway. In 2007, Judge Patel helped pen Justice Weaver’s dissenting opinion in the case MI Citizens for Water Conservation v. Nestle Waters, which argued for the rights of private citizens to be allowed to bring suit in Michigan.
Judge Patel earned her Juris Doctor degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Colorado. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Michigan Association for Justice, the South Asian Bar Association, and the Women Lawyers’ Association of Michigan.
Sima Patel Political Party
Judge Sima Patel has no political party affiliation. She is Nonpartisan.
Judge Sima Patel Endorsements
Personal Endorsements; Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter, Oakland County Treasurer Robert Wittenberg, Oakland County Chairman David Woodward, West Bloomfield Township Supervisor Steven Kaplan, Pontiac City Council, Mikal Goodman, Former Macomb County Judge Carl Marlinga, Senator Mallory McMorrow, Senator Rosemary Bayer, Senator Jeremy Moss, State Representative Brenda Carter, State Representative Lori Stone, State Representative Kelly Breen, State Representative, Regina Weiss, State Representative Helena Scott, Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor, Sterling Heights City Councilman- Michael Radtke, Warren City Treasurer Lori Barnwell, Warren City Council Mayor Pro Tem – Patrick Green, Warren City Council Angela Rogensues, Troy City Council Ann Erickson Gault and Congress woman Haley Stevens.
Judicial Endorsements; Chief Justice Bridget McCormack- MI Supreme Court, Justice Richard Bernstein- MI Supreme Court, Justice Elizabeth Welch- MI Supreme Court, Chief Judge Elizabeth Gleicher- MI Court of Appeals, Judge Douglas Shapiro- MI Court of Appeals, Judge Stephen Borrello- MI Court of Appeals, Judge Michelle Rick- MI Court of Appeals, Judge Amy Ronayne Krause- MI Court of Appeals, Judge Colleen O’Brien- MI Court of Appeals, Judge Deborah Servitto- MI Court of Appeals, Judge Christopher Yates- MI Court of Appeals, Judge Noah Hood- MI Court of Appeals, Judge Kristina Robinson Garrett- MI Court of Appeals, Judge Cynthia Stephens (ret)- MI Court of Appeals, Judge Kirsten Frank Kelly- MI Court of Appeals, Chief Judge William McConico- 36th District Court, Judge Alyia Hakim- 39th District Court, and Judge Steve Sierawski- 41A District Court
Organizations; AFSCME Council 25, Michigan Education Association (MEA), American Federation of Teachers (AFT), SEIU Michigan, Michigan Association of Justice (MAJ), United Auto Workers (UAW), AFL-CIO Michigan, American Arab & Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC), Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights Local 687, Plumbers Local 98, MI Sheet Metal Workers Local 80, MI Pipefitters Local 636, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), MI Building and Construction Trades Council, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM)- Rated Outstanding and Wolverine Bar Association- Rated Extremely Well Qualified.
Sima Patel Salary
As a Michigan court of appeals judge, Sima Patel receives a salary of $173,092.
Sima Patel Net Worth
Judge Sima Patel’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
Sima Patel Ethnicity
Judge Sima Patel is of Asian ethnicity. She is originally from East-India.
Sima Patel Instagram
Sima Patel’s Instagram is @retainjudgesimapatel.