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|Current Court Information:|
|Michigan Second District Court of Appeals|
|Appointed by:||Gov. Jennifer Granholm|
|Preceded by:||Hilda Gage|
|Past post:||16th Circuit Court Judge|
|Bachelors:||Oakland University, 1978|
|Law School:||Detroit College of Law, 1982|
|Candidate for:||Court of Appeals|
|Election information 2012:|
Deborah A. Servitto is a judge on the Michigan Second District Court of Appeals. She was appointed to this position by Governor Jennifer M. Granholm, effective March 23, 2006. She was then elected to a full six-year term the following November. She serves District 2, which includes the counties of Macomb, Oakland, Genesee and Shiawassee. Her current term expires January 1, 2019.
Judge Servitto began her career in 1982 as the Warren Assistant City Attorney. She was then elected to the 37th District Court in 1986. In 1990, she was appointed by Gov. Blanchard to the Macomb Circuit Court (16th Circuit Court), where she served until she joined the Court of Appeals in 2006.
Awards, memberships and civic activities
- Implemented programs in the circuit court to help divorcing parents and their children and to treat drug-addicted felons.
- Founding director of Care House, which provides for young victims of sexual and physical abuse
- Named the March of Dimes Alexander Macomb Citizen of the Year in 1991
- Columbus Day Committee Woman of the Year in 1996
- 2001 Conflict Resolution Advocacy Award from the Macomb County Resolution Center
- 2006 Community Leader Award from the Warren Family YMCA
- See also: Michigan judicial elections, 2012
Michigan imposes $36 million fine
In 2002 Judge Servitto issued a final order on an illegal dumping case, ruling in favor of the state of Michigan. In that ruling, she has issued each defendant a $250,000 fine for each state law violation at each site. "The court order assesses fines of more than $36 million against 16 individuals and businesses for violating the state’s environmental laws at nine different sites in Wayne, Oakland, and Barry Counties. The state alleged that the defendants illegally dumped insulation, roofing materials, and other construction debris at sites they operated as unlicensed solid waste disposal facilities beginning as early as 1992. A six-week trial in the spring of 2001 found the defendants liable for operating the illegal dumping facilities and ordered them to clean up the sites. After the defendants failed to comply, Granholm asked the court to enter a final judgment."
- Granholm appoints Servitto
- Wikipedia: Deborah Servitto
- Michigan Court of Appeals: Deborah Servitto
- Judge throws out suit against Eminem
- Granholm Appoints Deborah Servitto Judge of 2nd District Court of Appeals
- Michigan Judge Upholds Ethnic-Intimidation Law
- Youth Football League Needn't Re-weigh
- Labor struggles continue for SCS Lakeview district
- League of Women Voters: Deborah Servitto
- Judge rules against Lakeview Union
- Promotion to appeals court bittersweet for Servitto
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Judge Servitto's Bio
- ↑ Michigan Secretary of State, Unofficial Election Results: 1st District Court of Appeals Judge
- ↑ Michigan Secretary of State, 2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing
- ↑ Air Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration News "Michigan Imposes $36 Million Environmental Fine", June 6, 2002