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.
He also connections to Chesterfield Township. His extended family owns Viviano Flower Shop, with a store on Gratiot.
"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."