Michigan Association for Justice Endorses Judge Bill Murphy for Michigan Supreme Court

Michigan Association for Justice Endorses Judge Bill Murphy for Michigan Supreme Court


LANSING — Today, Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals William B. Murphy received the endorsement of the Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ). The Board voted unanimously to support Murphy for one of two eight-year spots on the November ballot.  


“I can’t imagine a better candidate for the Supreme Court than Judge Murphy,” said Scott A. Goodwin, president of MAJ. “His experience, knowledge and passion for the law is second to none. He will bring a well-reasoned and thoughtful perspective to the Court.”


Judge Murphy was appointed to the Michigan Court of Appeals in 1988 by Governor Jim Blanchard. Five years ago he was appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court to be the chief judge of Michigan’s second highest court. Under his leadership, the court has undertaken an aggressive overhaul of court business practices, making the court a national leader in efficiency. Murphy also serves as an adjunct professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School and serves on the Executive Committee of the Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal.


“Judge Murphy belongs on the Mount Rushmore of judges in this state,” Goodwin continued. “We are fortunate to have such a brilliant mind running for the Supreme Court. This state would benefit immensely from his experience and his knowledge of the law.”


Judge William B. Murphy is a past-president of the Michigan Association for Justice. The Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ), formerly the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association (MTLA) is a trade association of over 1,600 plaintiff's personal injury, workers’ compensation, and employment attorneys. MAJ aims to support the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in Michigan’s courtrooms.


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