Justice James Brickley was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1982 by Gov. William Milliken (R). He was elected to the Court in 1984 and re-elected in 1988 and 1996. He retired from the Court in 1999.
Justice Brickley earned his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Detroit and a master’s in law from New York University. Throughout his career, he was a Special Agent for the FBI, Chief Prosecuting Attorney for Wayne County, a United States Attorney, President of Eastern Michigan University, Lieutenant Governor of Michigan under Gov. Milliken, and an adjunct professor of government and law.
Notable environmental cases decided by Justice Brickley include…