Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2019
Governor Whitmer Appoints Matthew J. McGivney to the 44th Circuit Court
LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today appointed Matthew J. McGivney to the 44th Circuit Court in Livingston County.
“Matthew is a well-known, well-liked, and well-respected attorney who has spent his career ensuring that the law is applied fairly to all Michiganders,” Whitmer said. “His previous experience in the circuit court gives him a heads up in the transition to this new role, and he will be a great addition to the bench.”
Matthew McGivney is a partner at McGivney Law Firm, PLLC in Brighton. Matthew began practicing law in 2001 when he joined his father's practice representing clients in domestic relations, probate and estate planning, criminal defense, personal injury, and real estate cases.
During his career, McGivney has negotiated complex settlements and has been appointed as a mediator for domestic relations and probate matters by his peers. He has argued cases in both district and circuit courts, including motion hearings, formal hearings, evidentiary hearings and trials.
Mr. McGivney received his Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science from Michigan State University and his Juris Doctor degree from the Michigan State University College of Law.
The appointment was made to fill a partial term, ending at twelve o’clock noon on January 1, 2021, after Judge David J. Reader stepped down. McGivney would be required to run for reelection in November 2020 in order to serve the remainder of Reader’s unexpired term ending at twelve o’clock noon on January 1, 2023.
This appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.