University of Detroit, B.A., summa cum laude, 1972
Law School Attended:
University of Detroit, J.D., 1975
Year of First admission:
1975, Michigan and U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan; 1976, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 1990, U.S. Supreme Court
State Bar of Michigan (Chairperson, Negligence Council, 1990-1991; Member: Labor and Employment Law Council, 2002-2006; Judicial Qualifications Committee, 1983-1987, 2003—, Co-Chairperson, 2006—; Chairperson, Special Committee on Improving Defense Counsel-Insurer Relations, 1998-2003); Michigan Association for Justice (formerly known as Michigan Trial Lawyers Association) (Member, Executive Board, 1978—; President, 1997; Co-Chair, Judicial Qualifications Committee, 1980-2003); The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Wayne County Mediation Tribunal Association (Member, Board of Directors, 2000-2004); Michigan Employment Lawyers Association (President, 1999-2009); Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Member, Advisory Board, Detroit District Office Mediation Program, 1996—); National Employment Lawyers Association (Member, Executive Board Member, 1999—; President, 2006-2007; Co-Chairperson, Trial Practice Committee, 1994-2005; Member: Judicial Oversight Committee, 2001-2011; Legislative Committee, 2004-2009).
Detroit, Michigan, March 4, 1951