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.
|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|
|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|
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