Bridget Mary McCormack for Michigan Supreme Court
McCormack is an exceptional candidate. She cut her teeth as a young lawyer at the Legal Aid Society and with New York’s Office of the Appellate Defender, where she handled over 1,000 cases for individuals in the trial and appellate courts. In 1996, she became a faculty fellow at the Yale Law School. In 1998, she joined the University of Michigan Law School faculty and made Michigan her permanent home. She is now professor and dean of clinical legal education.
For the past 14 years, McCormack has conducted and supervised many types of civil and criminal litigation at all levels of state and federal courts in Michigan. She has also created and expanded the Law School’s legal clinics, including clinics for victims of domestic violence, for children with health problems, and for low-income taxpayers, among others. She has spent her entire professional career representing individuals who would otherwise not have access to lawyers and the courts.
McCormack has been widely recognized for her dedication to justice for everyone, and for her skills in the courtroom making sure everyone gets a fair shake by the courts. In 2010, she won the prestigious Justice for All Award, and in 2011 the Washtenaw County Bar Association recognized her with its Patriot Award.