Michael Cavanagh

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Justice of the Supreme Court (Michigan)

Family: Wife: Patricia; 3 Children: Jane, Megan, Michael F. Jr

Born: 10/21/1940 Detroit, MI

Home: East Lansing, Michigan

Religion: Roman Catholic

Education: JD, University of Detroit, Mercy, 1966 BA, University of Detroit, Mercy, 1962

Profession: Justice, Michigan Supreme Court, 1982-present Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Michigan, 1991-1995. Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals, 1975-1982 Judge, 54-A District Court, 1973-1975 Partner, Farhat, Burns and Story, Professional Company, 1969-1973 Lansing City Attorney, 1967-1969 Assistant City Attorney, City of Lansing, 1967 Law Clerk, Michigan Court of Appeals, 1966-1967 Wayne County Friend of the Court, 1964-1966 Michigan Mutual Liability Insurance Company, 1962-1964 Merchant Marine, Great Lakes Freighters, 1958-1962

Congressional Membership: Supervising Justice, Supreme Court Sentencing Guidelines Committee, 1983-1994 Committee on Statewide Funding of the Judicial System Felony-Sentencing Steering Committee Judicial Coordinating Committee Chair, Michigan Judicial Planning Committee Rules Committee, Michigan Court of Appeals Michigan Crime Commission Michigan Legislative Commission on Courts

Organization Membership: Supervising Justice, Hall of Justice Project, 2001-present Supervising Justice, Michigan Judicial Institute, 1986-1994, 2001-present Supreme Court Liaison, Michigan Indian Tribal Courts/Michigan State Courts, 1990-present Member, American Heart Association of Michigan, 1970-present Member, The Incorporated Society of Irish-American Lawyers, 1970-present Commission on the Future, University of Detroit Mercy, 1995-1996 Honorary Member, The Rotary Club of Lansing, 1993-1996 Michigan Justice Conference, 1994-1995 Michigan Justice Program, 1994-1995 Member, National Center for State Courts, Court Improvement Program, 1994-1995 Chair, National Interbranch Conference of Funding the State Courts, 1994-1995 Second Vice President, Conference of Chief Justices, 1992-1994 Chair, Conference of Chief Justices, Courts and Children Committee, 1992-1994 President, The Incorporated Society of Irish-American Lawyers, 1987-1988 Board of Directors, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 1979-1988 Chair of the Board, American Heart Association of Michigan, 1984-1985 Chair, Michigan Court Reporting and Recording Board of Review, 1981-1982 Board of Directors, Lansing Young Mens Christian Association, 1977-1978 President, Tri-County Heart Unit, American Heart Association of Michigan, 1976-1977 American Bar Association Member, Administrative Council/Legislative and Policy Committee/Long Range Planning Committee/Research Council, American Heart Association of Michigan American Judicature Society Federal Bar Association Ingham County Bar Association Member, Institute of Judicial Administration, New York University Law School Michigan Bar Association Court of Appeals Committee, State Bar of Michigan


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