Cameron named to 1st District Court of Appeals

Tom Cameron headshot

Monday, July 10, 2017

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Thomas Cameron to the 1st District Michigan Court of Appeals.

“Since his appointment to the 3rd Circuit Court, Judge Cameron has proven effective at managing a complex docket at one of the busiest trial courts in the country,” Snyder said. “He continues to be recognized for his talent as a judge, his legal acumen, and his abilities as an administrator and I am certain he will add depth and talent to the Michigan Court of Appeals.”

Cameron has been on the 3rd Circuit Court in Wayne County since being appointed in April 2014. Cameron played a lead role in reforming the indigent defense appointments process in Wayne County. Prior to serving as a judge, Cameron was an assistant attorney general and bureau chief in the Department of Attorney General and an assistant prosecutor in Wayne and Kalamazoo counties. 

Cameron is active in professional organizations including the Michigan Judges Association where he serves as the co-chair of the Criminal Committee, Michigan Domestic & Sexual Violence Prevention & Treatment Board, the Federalist Society, the Boy Scouts of America, and the Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers. He is a graduate of the Michigan Political Leadership Program and previously served as both vice chair and chair of the Michigan Commission of Law Enforcement Standards and as a board member of the Prosecution Attorneys Coordinating Counsel.

Cameron earned a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and his law degree from Wayne State University Law School. He fills the vacancy created by the appointment of Justice Kurtis Wilder to the Michigan Supreme Court.

Cameron must seek election in November 2018 for the remainder of the term.

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