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Thomas Cameron Biography – Thomas Cameron Wiki
Thomas C. Cameron is a lawyer and judge of the 1st District Michigan Court of Appeals in Detroit, Michigan. He was appointed to the Michigan Court of Appeals by Gov. Rick Snyder, a member of the Republican Party, on Monday, July 10, 2017. He filled the vacancy created by the appointment of Justice Kurtis Wilder to the Michigan Supreme Court.
“Since his appointment to the 3rd Circuit Court, Judge Cameron has proven effective at managing a complex docket at one of the busiest trial courts in the country,” Snyder said in a statement. “He continues to be recognized for his talent as a judge, his legal acumen, and his abilities as an administrator and I am certain he will add depth and talent to the Michigan Court of Appeals.”
Prior to his appointment to the Court of Appeals, Cameron served as a judge on the 3rd Circuit Court in Wayne County since being appointed in April 2014. He played a lead role in reforming the indigent defense appointments process in Wayne County.
Before serving as a judge, Cameron was an assistant attorney general and bureau chief in the Department of Attorney General and an assistant prosecutor in Wayne and Kalamazoo counties.
Cameron is active in professional organizations including the Michigan Judges Association where he serves as the co-chair of the Criminal Committee, Michigan Domestic & Sexual Violence Prevention & Treatment Board, the Federalist Society, the Boy Scouts of America, and the Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers.
He is a graduate of the Michigan Political Leadership Program and previously served as both vice chair and chair of the Michigan Commission of Law Enforcement Standards and as a board member of the Prosecution Attorneys Coordinating Counsel.
Cameron earned a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and his law degree from Wayne State University Law School. He went to Father Gabriel Richard Catholic High School.
Thomas Cameron Age
Judge Thomas Cameron was born in 1970.
Thomas Cameron Wife
Judge Thomas Cameron’s wife, Mary, whom he’s known since high school, is a family practice physician. They have three children, William and Christopher and Clare.
Thomas Cameron Family
Judge Thomas Cameron grew up in Trenton, the youngest of Charles and Geraldine Cameron’s four children. Charles Cameron was a laborer for Ford Motor Co. and his wife was a Ford industrial nurse.
His father was diagnosed with brain cancer when Tom was 13, and, with his mother having to work and his older siblings in college, he spent a lot of time taking care of his dad, who died when Tom was 14.
Thomas Cameron Political Party
Judge Thomas Cameron has no known political party affiliation. He is Nonpartisan.
Thomas Cameron Salary
Court of Appeals judges earn $163,909 as of October 2019 and receive annual increases.