AG Nessel Recognizes Late Judge Dalton A. Roberson Sr.

Contact: Ryan Jarvi 517-599-2746
Agency: Attorney General

November 13, 2020

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued the following statement today upon the passing of Judge Dalton A. Roberson Sr., who died earlier this week of COVID-19:

“I had the great pleasure and honor to argue a number of cases before Judge Roberson – both as a prosecutor early in my career, and later as a defense attorney. He was not only an outstanding judge, but he was a deeply kind, thoughtful and compassionate man who was beloved and respected by all. Judge Roberson was also an icon in Wayne County, serving as a judge on the Detroit Recorder’s Court beginning in 1974 and as chief judge throughout the 1980s. Judge Roberson then served as the chief judge of Wayne County’s Third Circuit Court for many years.  He was so committed to our judicial system that, once he retired, he continued to serve as a visiting judge for the Third Circuit. I have admired Judge Roberson throughout my entire career. His death is a loss to his family, to his friends, and to all of us who have looked up to him.”

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