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Lawyer , lobbyist

Judith Marie Barton, American lawyer, lobbyist. Bar: Michigan 1981, United States District Court (western and eastern districts) Michigan 1982.


Barton, Judith Marie was born on February 19, 1953 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Joseph J. and Shirley (Fisher) Barton.


Bachelor, University Michigan, 1975. Juris Doctor, Thomas M. Cooley School Law, 1979.


Manager business and circulation Football News/Basketball Weekly, Grosse Pointe, 1975-1977. Legislation assistant Michigan House of Representatives, Lansing, 1977-1980, legal specialist, 1980-1981. Staff director Michigan State Senate, 1981-1983.

Private practice, 1983-1993. Majority general council Michigan House of Representatives, since 1993, chief policy and legal counsel, since 1994. Lobbyist Michigan Rental Housing Association, 1989-1993.


  • Bar: Michigan 1981, United States District Court (western and eastern districts) Michigan 1982.


Board directors Common Cause, Lansing, 1983-1989, state chairperson, Michigan, 1987-1989. Board directors Landlords of Mid-Michigan, Lansing, 1985-1989. Member American Bar Association, Michigan Bar Association, Ingham County Bar Association, Women's Law Association, Public Action Committee, Capitol Area Women's Network (board directors 1983-1984), Civitan International, Pi Beta Phi.


Married A. Scott MacGuidwin, September 19, 1980. Children: Stephen Fisher, Richard Joseph, Elizabeth Ashley, James Scott, Scott Thomas.

Joseph J. Barton

Shirley (Fisher) Barton

A. Scott MacGuidwin

Stephen Fisher Barton

Richard Joseph Barton

Elizabeth Ashley Barton

James Scott Barton

Scott Thomas Barton