List of Justices of the Michigan Supreme Court

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Frontal view of the Michigan Hall of Justice.

Following is a list of justices of the Michigan Supreme Court.

Current Justices[edit]

Name Elected/Appointed Term expires Appointing Governor Party Affiliation Dates as Chief Justice
Chief Justice Robert P. Young, Jr. 1999 January 1, 2019 John Engler / Elected Republican 2011-
Michael Cavanagh 1982 January 1, 2015 Elected Democrat 1991-1995
Stephen Markman 1999 January 1, 2021 John Engler / Elected Republican
Mary Beth Kelly 2010 January 1, 2019 Elected Republican
Brian K. Zahra 2011 January 1, 2015 Rick Snyder / Elected Republican
Bridget McCormack 2011 January 1, 2021 Elected Democrat
David Viviano 2013 January 1, 2015 Rick Snyder Republican

Former Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justices[edit]

Former Justices[edit]

Judge Began active
service
Ended active
service
Notes
Clark J. Adams 1952 1953
Paul L. Adams 1962, 1964 1973
Dennis Archer 1985 1993
Nathaniel Bacon 1855 1857
Frederick Bates 1805 1808 Territorial Justice
John E. Bird 1910 1928
Eugene F. Black 1956 1973
Charles A. Blair 1905 1912
Patricia J. Boyle 1983 1998
Emerson R. Boyles 1940 1956
Thomas E. Brennan 1967 1973
James H. Brickley 1983 1999
Flavius L. Brooke 1909 1921
George E. Bushnell 1934 1955
Henry M. Butzel 1929 1955
Edward Cahill 1890 1890
James V. Campbell 1858 1890
William L. Carpenter 1902 1908
Leland W. Carr 1945 1963
Bert D. Chandler 1936 1943
John W. Champlin 1884 1892
Henry C. Chipman 1827 1832 Territorial Justice
Isaac P. Christiancy 1857 1874
George M. Clark 1919 1933
Mary S. Coleman 1973 1982
Thomas M. Cooley 1864 1885
Joseph T. Copeland 1852 1857
Maura Corrigan 1996 2011
John R. Dethmers 1946 1971
Alton Davis 2010 2010
Samuel T. Douglass 1852 1857
George H. Durand 1892 1892
George C. Edwards 1956 1961
Louis H. Fead 1928 1937
Alpheus Felch 1842 1845
Grant Fellows 1917 1929
John Warner Fitzgerald 1974 1982
Richard C. Flannigan 1928 1928
William A. Fletcher 1836 1842 1st Justice
Daniel Goodwin 1843 1846
Claudius B. Grant 1890 1909
Benjamin F. Graves 1868 1883
Sanford M. Green 1848 1857
John Griffin 1805 1824 Territorial Justice
Robert P. Griffin 1987 1994
Diane Hathaway 2008 2013
Frank A. Hooker 1893 1911
John Hunt 1824 1827 Territorial Justice
David Johnson 1852 1857
Thomas G. Kavanagh 1969 1984
Thomas M. Kavanagh 1958 1975
Harry F. Kelly 1954 1971
Frank C. Kuhn 1912 1919
Edwin Lawrence 1857 1857
Charles Levin 1973 1996
Lawrence Lindemer 1975 1976
Charles D. Long 1888 1902
Conrad L. Mallett Jr. 1990 1998
Randolph Manning 1858 1864
Isaac Marston 1875 1883
George Martin 1851 1867
Thomas F. McAllister 1938 1941
Aaron V. McAlvay 1905 1915
John S. McDonald 1922 1933
John W. McGrath 1890 1895
George Miles 1846 1850
Robert Morris Montgomery 1892 1910
Blair Moody, Jr.[1] 1977 1982
Joseph B. Moore 1895 1925
George Morell 1832
1836
1836
1843
Territorial Justice
:
Allen B. Morse 1885 1892
Edward Mundy 1848 1851
Walter H. North 1927 1952
Michael D. O'Hara 1963 1968
Russel C. Ostrander 1905 1919
Rollin H. Person 1915 1916
William W. Potter 1928 1940
Abner Pratt 1850 1857
Epaphroditus Ransom 1837 1848
Neil E. Reid 1944 1956
Dorothy Comstock Riley 1982
1985
1983
1997
James L. Ryan 1975 1985
Edward M. Sharpe 1934 1957
Nelson Sharpe 1919 1935
Thomas R. Sherwood 1883 1889
Solomon Sibley 1827 1837 Territorial Justice
Otis M. Smith 1961 1967
Talbot Smith 1955 1961
Ernest A. Snow 1926 1927
Theodore Souris 1960 1968
Raymond W. Starr 1941 1946
Joseph H. Steere 1911 1927
John W. Stone 1910 1922
John Swainson 1971 1975
Clifford W. Taylor 1997 2009
Harry S. Toy 1935 1936
Josiah Turner 1857 1857
John D. Voelker
(a/k/a Robert Traver)
1957 1959
Thomas A. E. Weadock 1933 1933
Elizabeth A. Weaver 1994 2010
Charles W. Whipple 1839 1855
Howard Wiest 1921 1945
Ross Wilkins 1832 1837 Territorial Justice
G. Mennen Williams 1970 1987
Edward H. C. Wilson 1856 1857
Warner Wing 1845 1856
Benjamin F. H. Witherell 1857 1857
James Witherell 1808 1828 Territorial Justice
William Woodbridge 1828 1832 Territorial Justice
Augustus B. Woodward 1805 1824 1st Territorial Justice

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