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Robert P. Young, Jr.

Dickinson Wright PLLC
Lansing, Michigan


Robert P. Young, Jr., retired justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, has promoted initiatives to measure judicial performance, track public satisfaction, adopt best practices, streamline court processes, and implement technologies that expand public access, increase efficiency, and boost productivity of trial courts. Now an attorney at Dickinson Wright, Mr. Young previously served 18 years as a member of the Michigan Supreme Court, including serving as chief justice from 2011 to January 2017. Before that, he served as a judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals. Mr. Young has served on the boards of many charitable groups, including the Detroit Urban League, United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit, and Vista Maria, a resource center for abused and neglected young women and girls. A former commissioner of the Michigan Civil Service Commission, he was a trustee of Central Michigan University, University Liggett School, and the Grosse Pointe Academy. Mr. Young is a former chair of the Greater Detroit Chamber of Commerce Leadership Detroit. He had been an adjunct professor of Wayne State Law School for more than 20 years and now teaches at Michigan State University Law School. Mr. Young is the author of several law review articles and has also been a faculty member for ICLE programs.

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