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James Noble Garber, II, American judge, consultant, lecturer. Bar: Michigan 1958, United States District Court (eastern district) Michigan 1958, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1970. Recipient Distinguished Service award Plymouth Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1963, Distinguished Faculty award National College District Attorneys, 1979, Citizen of Year award, American Legion, Plymouth, 1988.


II, James Noble Garber, was born on July 12, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of James Ralph and Helen Conner (Richards) G.


Bachelor, Albion College, 1955. Juris Doctor, University Michigan, 1958. Postgraduate, University Nevada, Reno, since 1987.


Staff attorney, Wayne County Road Commission, Detroit, 1958-1963;special counsel, Wayne County Board Suprs., 1963-1964;assistant prosecutor, Wayne County Prosecutor' General’ s Office, 1964-1967;chief trial attorney, Wayne County Prosecutor' General’ s Office, 1967-1969;chief criminal division, Wayne County Prosecutor' General’ s Office, 1969-1973;executive director, Criminal Justice Institute, Detroit, 1973-1976;senior partner, Garber, Haslick & Bramlage, Professional Corporation, Detroit and Plymouth, Michigan, 1976-1979;district judge, 35th District Court, Plymouth, since 1979. Lecturer, management consultant National Center for Prosecution Management, Washington, 1971-1974. Lecturer National District Attorney's Association, 1969-1974, board directors, 1970-1974.

Lecturer National College District Attorneys, 1970-1979, Practicing Law Institute, 1972, Institute Continuing Legal Education, 1972, Northwestern University, 1973, Unisys Corporation,1990. Consultant Institute Judicial Administration, 1971, Presidential Commision on National Standards and Goals Criminal Justice System, 1971-1972, Michigan Supreme Court, 1975. Projector director Wayne County Circuit Court, 1986-1987.

Guest expert Station WJR, since 1988.


President Plymouth Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1963. Co-founder Plymouth Community Young Men’s Christian Association, 1962-1965, Chairman, Board Of Directors 1962. Co-founder Plymouth Community Band, 1963-1965.

Member Plymouth Township Civil Service Commission, 1971-1979. Chairman, Board Of Directors Plymouth Community United Way, 1983-1989. Member American Bar Association (lecturer 1972-1973, national conference state trial judges commission on court delay reduction), Michigan Bar Association, Wayne County Suburban Bar Association, Michigan District Judges Association (government liaison committee), Wayne County District Judges Association (pres 1990), Kiwanis, Masons, Plymouth Chamber of Commerce (president 1988), Sigma Chi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, reading, cross-country skiing.


Married Kerstin Marianne Johansson, June 15, 1956. Children: Ralph Edward, Noble (deceased), James Noble III, Charles Olof.