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2018 Judicial Candidate Ratings

The Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee of the Detroit Bar Association has rated judicial candidates for contested elections in the courts of Wayne County for the 2018 election cycle.  The Committee is comprised of 26 attorneys from the Detroit Metropolitan area and evaluates the fitness of each candidate for judicial office based upon the candidate’s legal ability (scholarship, analysis, judgment, clarity of expression), trial experience, integrity, honesty, judicial temperament, and reputation, without regard to party affiliation, race or creed.  Ratings are given after review of the candidate’s completed questionnaire and/or an in-person interview conducted with an Interview Panel of the Committee.  The ratings refer only to a candidate’s qualifications for the position of judge in the court that the candidate is seeking, and do not in any way refer to a candidate’s qualifications as a practicing attorney.  The ratings reflect the collective opinion of the Committee and not the Detroit Bar Association as a whole.  The ratings for individual candidates are set forth below.

The Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee has four categories of ratings:  Outstanding, Well Qualified, Qualified, Not Qualified or No Rating.    Ratings were provided only in contested races.

Visit the Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee page for descriptions of each rating.

 

Candidate Name

Candidate Rating

3RD CIRCUIT JUDGE OF CIRCUIT COURT NON-INCUMBENT – 6 YEAR TERM (3) POSITIONS
John C. Cahalan No Rating
Delicia Coleman Morson Not Qualified
Tracy E. Green Qualified
Bridget Mary Hathaway Qualified
Suzette Samuels Qualified
Regina Thomas Well Qualified
JUDGE OF PROBATE COURT INCUMBENT – 6 YEAR TERM (2) POSITIONS
Judge Freddie G. Burton, Jr. Well Qualified
Judge Frank Szymanski No Rating
JUDGE OF PROBATE COURT NON – INCUMBENT – 6 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION
Judge David A. Perkins Outstanding
27TH DISTRICT JUDGE OF DISTRICT COURT – NON-INCUMBENT – 6 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION
Judge Elizabeth L. DiSanto Well Qualified
Dino Papadopoulos No Rating
31ST DISTRICT JUDGE OF DISTRICT COURT INCUMBENT – 6 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION
Judge Alexis Grace Krot Well Qualified
John Fitzgerald Gorniak No Rating
36TH DISTRICT JUDGE OF DISTRICT COURT INCUMBENT – 6 YEAR TERM (11) POSITIONS
Judge Roberta C. Archer Qualified
Judge Christopher M. Blount Qualified
Judge Donald Coleman Outstanding
Judge Ruth Ann Garrett Qualified
Judge Alicia Jones-Coleman Well Qualified
Judge Deborah Lewis Langston Qualified
Judge William C. McConico Well Qualified
Judge Donna Robinson Milhouse Outstanding
Judge Kevin F. Robbins Outstanding
Judge David S. Robinson Well Qualified
Judge Aliyah S. Sabree Well Qualified
Duane R. Johnson Well Qualified

 

If you have any questions about this initiative please contact Mary Kovari at 313-921-6120 ext. 210 or mkovari@detroitlawyer.org

For more information on candidates, visit CitizenDetroit’s “Know Your Candidates 2018” YouTube Channel.