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James H. Brickley, state supreme court justice. Bar: Michigan 1954. Member Michigan Bar Association, American Bar Association, Institute Judicial Administration.

Background

Brickley, James H. was born on November 15, 1928 in Flint, Michigan, United States. Son of J. Harry and Marie E. (Fischer) Brickley.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University Detroit, 1951;Bachelor of Laws, University Detroit, 1954;Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Detroit, 1977;Master of Laws, New York University, 1957;Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Spring Arbor College, 1975;Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Detroit College Business, 1975;Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Ferris State College, Big Rapids, Michigan, 1980;Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Saginaw Valley State College, University Center, Michigan, 1980;Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Detroit College Law, 1981.

Career

He was a Republican. He received his bachelors and law degrees from the University of Detroit and then a masters of law degree from New York University. Brickley served as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan and as Lieutenant Governor of Michigan from 1971 to 1975 and again from 1979 to 1983 under Governor William Milliken. From 1975 until 1978 he was president of Eastern Michigan University.

Brickley was appointed in December 1982 to replace retiring justice Mary S. Coleman. He resigned from the Michigan Supreme Court in October 1999 and Governor John Engler appointed US Attorney Stephen Markman to replace him. From 1995 to 1996 Brickley was the Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court.

Membership

Member Michigan Bar Association, American Bar Association, Institute Judicial Administration.

Connections

6 children.