Monday, Oct. 24, 2016
LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Paul Cusick of Canton to the 3rd Circuit Court, Wayne County.
“Paul Cusick has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the law and his community during his career both in the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office and as an Assistant Attorney General,” Snyder said. “Paul brings a proper understanding of the role of the judiciary and a commitment to public service to the bench, and I am confident he will continue to serve Wayne County well.”
Cusick has worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division since 2011 handling complex healthcare fraud and violent crime prosecutions. He previously served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, handling cases of homicides, assaults, armed robberies and juvenile matters. During law school he served as a Judicial Intern for Judge Michal Callahan and then moved to the Criminal Appellate Practice Clinic in 2006 as a Law Clerk. Cusick is a member of the Michigan Supreme Court Committee on Model Criminal Jury Instructions and the State Bar of Michigan Character and Fitness District Committee. He is a board member of the Michigan Federalist Society, a member of the Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers and a member of the State Bar of Michigan.
Cusick earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2004 and his law degree from Wayne State University Law School Law in 2007. He fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Maria Oxholm.
Cusick must seek election in November 2018 for a full six-year term.