Judicial Award

Honorable Julie Gatti

2024 Award Recipient

Honorable Julie Gatti

Macomb County 16th Circuit Court

This award commends judges for their service to and on behalf of the civil bar, the legal profession, and the public. It was established to recognize judges who have demonstrated the highest standards of judicial excellence in the pursuit of justice, while exemplifying courtesy, integrity, wisdom, and impartiality. It is awarded to judges who best exemplify that which brings honor, esteem, and respect to the practice of law.



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2022 Judge Richard L. Caretti, Macomb County Circuit Court

2021 Judge Leslie Kim Smith, Wayne County Circuit Court

2020 Judge Christopher P. Yates, Kent County Circuit Court

2019 Judge Denise Langford Morris, Oakland County Circuit Court

2018 Judge Michael J. Riordan, Michigan Court of Appeals

2017 Judge Nanci J. Grant, Oakland County Circuit Court

2017 Judge Robert J. Colombo, Wayne County District Court

2015 Judge Joseph J. Farah, Genesee County Circuit Court

2014 Judge Joseph G. Scoville, Western District of Michigan

2013 Judge Christopher M. Murray, Michigan Court of Appeals

2012 Justice Marilyn Kelly, Michigan Supreme Court