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Hon. Muriel D. Hughes

3rd Circuit Court
Detroit, Michigan


Hon. Muriel D. Hughes has served on the Wayne County Circuit Court bench since 2006, where she currently serves as a civil and business judge. Judge Hughes has handled more than 3,000 auto negligence no-fault cases. Before becoming a member of the bench, she had a successful law practice for 23 years that specialized in general litigation, business, and probate law. While in private practice, she gained extensive experience as a case evaluator for the Wayne County Circuit Court and Wayne County Probate Court. Judge Hughes was also appointed as Wayne County public administrator by the state attorney general. She is a board member for the Society of Irish American Lawyers. She also has served as a group leader in the Inns of Court program, which mentors young lawyers, with the Detroit Bar Association. Judge Hughes previously served as bar association president for the WCPBA. Recently she was re-elected by her peers for another two-year term to the board for the Michigan Judges Association. In 2010-2012, Judge Hughes served on Michigan’s Solutions on Self-Help Task Force to expand coordinated assistance for self-represented individuals. She was a recipient of the Volunteer Extraordinaire Award from the Junior League of Detroit and received the Spirit of Detroit Award from the Detroit City Council.

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