22nd Circuit Court Judge

Archie Brown

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Archie Brown 

Archie Cameron Brown was initially appointed to the 22nd Circuit Court in 1999 by Republican Gov. John Engler. Prior to that he’d been appointed by Engler to a seat on the 15th District Court in Ann Arbor in 1997. He is currently assigned to the Family Division, Civil Division and Criminal Division of the 22nd Circuit Court.

Brown served as the 22nd Circuit Court’s chief judge from 2002 to 2007 and chief judge of the Washtenaw County Probate Court from 2004 to 2007. He served as chief judge of the Washtenaw County Trial Court from 2002 to 2004. Brown is an adjunct professor of Law at The Thomas M. Cooley Law School and is a past chair of the Washtenaw County Criminal Justice Collaborative Council. He is a member of several professional associations, including the American Judicature Society, the Federalist Society and the Catholic Lawyers Guild. 

Brown began his career as an attorney in private practice with the law firm of Malley & Schroer. He was also of counsel to Dever & Dew Professional Corp. An Ann Arbor native, he received a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1973 and a law degree from the University of Detroit School of Law in 1979. He is married to Barbara LaHood, a psychologist.

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Archie Brown:  In The News

Man gets up to 70 years in prison for sexually assaulting 4-year-oldMLive, July 21, 2016

Detroit man sentenced to prison in connection with Ann Arbor robberyMLive, March 7, 2016

Woman faces ex-boyfriend at sentencing: 'You tried to murder me – the mother of your sons'MLive, Feb. 26, 2016

Murder cases in Washtenaw County: Recapping the 26 deaths resulting in murder charges since 2009MLive, July 31, 2014

Perverse justice: politics and hubris inside the Washtenaw County CourtsThe Ann, May 2014

Legal Resource Center honors Judge Archie Brown with its Outstanding Service AwardWashtenaw Legal News, Sept. 26, 2011