Judge Michael Warren selected as Judge of the Decade for 2019 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)

10/28/2019 01:33 - New York - (PR Distribution™)

The Honorable Michael Warren is a Judge for the 6th Circuit Court in Oakland County, Michigan.  He is also co-creator of Patriot Week, an author, and Constitutional Law Professor.  Judge Warren was just recently selected as Judge of the Decade for 2019 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).  

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only 1 Man or 1 Woman is chosen for this distinction.   The Honorable Judge Warren will be presented with the Presidential Crystal Tower at the 2019 IAOTP’s Annual Awards Gala being held in Las Vegas at the end of this year. www.iaotp.com/award-gala

Judge Warren is being recognized as “Judge of the Decade” for his nearly 30 years of service including as a practicing Judge, his endless list of professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, and his contribution to society.  Stephanie Cirami, President of IAOTP states that “choosing Judge Warren for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make.  He is extraordinary professional and expert in the legal field and we are so honored to have him within our organization and cannot wait to celebrate his achievements at this year’s Award Gala.”

Judge Warren has certainly proved himself as a dynamic, results-driven leader who has demonstrated success not only within the Judicial System but has impacted society on a global level.  His impressive repertoire of prior roles include Judicial Clerk for Michigan Supreme Court Justice Dorothy Comstock Riley; partner at the Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP firm; Legal Policy Advisor for the State Board of Education where he helped lead to fundamental revisions of The Revised School Code and the adoption of significant education policies; Executive Director and Counsel for The New Common School Foundation; Member and Secretary of the Michigan State Board of Education; Sponsor and initial Pilot Judge of the Oakland Circuit Court’s groundbreaking e-filing system and paperless courtroom; and twice served as the Presiding Judge of the Civil/Criminal Division of the Oakland Circuit Court.  His areas of expertise include appellate work, litigation, corporations, securities and mergers, and education law.

Judge Warren commenced his legal career after graduating from Wayne State University in 1989 with his Bachelor’s in Honors History.  He earned his Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1992.  He has served on the bench since 2002.

Throughout his illustrious career, Judge Warren has received awards and has been recognized worldwide for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession.He received the Great Influence Award from the Michigan Council for the Social Studies and a Special Tribute from the Michigan Legislature.  He has received awards from the NACCP, the Oakland Bar Association, and the Women’s Lawyers Association.  He is a Visiting Professor of Constitutional Law at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, having taught Constitutional Law I, Constitutional Law II, and the Constitutional Law Seminar.  He has written several Michigan Constitutional Law articles for the Wayne Law Review, is recognized as an authority on contempt of court, and presented on several legal and educational topics to the Michigan Academy of Sciences Arts and Letters.  

For 2020, he is being considered for the Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) and to be featured in TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine.  For 2018, he was selected as Top Judge of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals and was honored at their annual awards gala at the Plaza Hotel in NYC.

Aside from his successful legal career, Judge Warren is also a sought-after lecturer, speaker, and published author, and serves on several non-profit boards.  He is the co-creator (with his then 10-year-old daughter Leah) of Patriot Week.  Patriot Week (9/11-9/17) renews America’s spirit by deepening the appreciation of the First Principles, Founding Fathers and other Patriots, vital documents and speeches, and flags that make America the greatest nation in world history it has captured the imagination and support of citizens across the nation with participants and official recognition by the United States Senate and in over a dozen states. For more information, visit www.patriotweek.org

He is the chair of Oakland County’s Bicentennial Committee, a broad based effort throughout 2020 ,to celebrate the heritage, present, and future of the county.

He is also the co-producer and co-host of the cable TV show Patriot Lessons (which can be viewed on-demand at www.patriotweek.org), and published a large number of guest commentaries regarding the law, education, and civics in several newspapers.He has written the book, “America’s Survival Guide: How to Stop America’s Impending Suicide by Reclaiming Our First Principles and History.”  For more about his book, visit AmericasSurvivalGuide.com.  Judge Warren is the former Education Chair of the Board of Directors for Cornerstone Schools, a set of charter schools in Detroit, and formerly served on the Board of Directors of The New Common School Foundation.  He is the former President of the St. Ives Parish Council and served on the administration commission at the Parish, formerly served on the board for the Michigan Center for Civil education, and is a Trustee for the Michigan Council for Economics Education.  He has twice helped draft Michigan’s K-12 Social Studies Standards.   

Judge Warren is married to his college sweetheart Shannon Richey, and they have two fabulous children, Leah and Alex.  An avid runner, he just completed his fourth Marathon accompanied by Leah. 

Looking back, Judge Warren attributes his success to disciplined hard work; his passion for the law, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution; and the intense love and support of his family.  Judge Warren says he has been blessed, loves what he is doing and feels this is just the beginning. For the future he will continue to grow as a professional, fight for justice and America’s freedom, and continue to improve lives anyway that he can.

For more information on Judge Warren please visit www.patriotweek.org.

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The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview. 

IAOTP's experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

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