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Hon. Bridget M. McCormack

Michigan Supreme Court
925 W Ottawa St
Lansing, Michigan 48915
Phone: (517) 373-2582

Practice areas: Judiciary

Chief Justice Bridget M. McCormack was elected to the Michigan Supreme Court on January 1, 2013. Before her election, she was associate dean for clinical affairs and a clinical professor with the Michigan Clinical Law Program teaching both a criminal defense clinic and a domestic violence clinic. During that time, she cofounded the Michigan Innocence Clinic where students represented wrongfully convicted Michiganders. Before joining the faculty, she was a faculty fellow at Yale Law School. Justice McCormack has worked as a staff attorney with the Office of the Appellate Defender and as a senior trial attorney with the Criminal Defense Division of the Legal Aid Society, both in New York City. In 2012, the Justice Caucus presented her with the Millie Jeffrey Award and the Washtenaw County Women Lawyers recognized her with the Mary Foster Award. In 2013, Justice McCormack was honored with the Hon. Kaye Tertzag Purple Sport Coat Award. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee recognized her with its Guardian of Justice Award in 2014. She participates with a number of professional organizations, including the American Bar Association Access to Justice Committee, the American Bar Association Litigation Journal's Board of Editors, the American Bar Association Working Group on Pro Bono and Public Service, the advisory board of the National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts, the judicial elections committee of the National Association of Women Judges, and the advisory board of the Michigan Civil Rights Academy. Justice McCormack serves as a board member of the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, and in 2013, was elected to the American Law Institute. She has been published in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and wrote, with Andrea Lyon, the "Criminal Defense Motions Book" for the State Appellate Defender's Office.

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