Bridget Mary McCormack



Bridget Mary McCormack is the Chief Justice of Michigan’s State Supreme Court.

She joined the Michigan Supreme Court in January 2013.

Before her election to the Court in November 2012, she was a law professor and dean at the University of Michigan Law School.  Since joining the Court, Chief Justice McCormack continues to teach at the Law School.

Chief Justice McCormack is a graduate of the New York University Law School.  She spent the first five years of her legal career in New York, first with the Legal Aid Society and then at the Office of the Appellate Defender. In 1996, she became a faculty fellow at the Yale Law School.

In 1998, she joined the University of Michigan Law School faculty. 

Chief Justice McCormack previously chaired the Supreme Court's Limited English Proficiency Implementation Advisory Committee, and participates with a number of professional organizations including the American Bar Association Access to Justice committee, the American Bar Association Litigation Journal's Board of Editors (and serving as an Associate Editor for Litigation Magazine), the American Bar Association Working Group on Pro Bono and Public Service, the National Conference of Bar Examiners Torts Drafting Committee, the advisory board of the Michigan Civil Rights Academy, the Board of the Washtenaw County Chapter of Families Against Narcotics, and serves as a board member of the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification. 

Chief Justice McCormack is married to Steven Croley, currently a partner at Latham and Watkins. They have four children attending college.


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