Macomb County Judge David Viviano Appointed to State Supreme Court
David Viviano, chief judge of the Macomb Circuit Court, was appointed Wednesday to serve on the Michigan Supreme Court.
Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Macomb Circuit Court Chief Judge David Viviano to the Michigan Supreme Court.
Viviano, 41, has served on the 16th Circuit Court bench since 2006 and takes the open seat created by the resignation of former Justice Diane Hathaway.
"Judge Viviano has a distinguished record of judicial integrity and innovation," Snyder said in a release. "His deep respect for the judicial branch of government and his commitment to the rule of law will serve Michigan well."
Viviano, who holds degrees from Hillsdale College and the University of Michigan Law School, previously was in private practice and served as the city attorney for Center Line.
"It is a tremendous responsibility and one that I cherish," Viviano said in a release. "I look forward to working with my esteemed Supreme Court colleagues to provide the thoughtful, impartial justice that citizens deserve."
Shelby Township's U.S. Rep. Candice Miller extended her congratulations from Washington, D.C.
"Judge David Viviano is an honest, humble and brilliant jurist and public servant who will serve the people of Michigan well on our state supreme court," Miller said in a prepared statement. "David Viviano believes in judicial restraint, the rule of law and equal justice for all under the law, and has administered justice in that manner on the Macomb County Circuit Court bench."
County Executive Mark Hackel added in a release, “It’s a proud day for the Viviano family and for Macomb County and more importantly for the state of Michigan. I say this from the perspective of knowing David personally and professionally.”
Viviano's Macomb County roots run deep, with his sister Kathryn Viviano also serving as a Macomb Circuit Court judge and his extended family owning Viviano Flower Shop.