The Honorable Michael Warren selected as Top Judge of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)

October 15, 2018

The Honorable Michael Warren is a Judge for the 6th Circuit Court in Oakland County, Michigan.  He is also an author and co-creator of Patriot Week.  Judge Warren was just recently selected as Top Judge of the Year for 2018 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). 

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, and other affiliations and contributions to their communities.  All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements.

With over 3 decades of professional experience in the legal profession, Judge Warren has certainly proved himself as an extraordinary professional and expert in the field.  He is a dynamic, results-driven leader who has demonstrated success not only within the Judicial System but has impacted society on a global level.  His impressive repertoire of prior roles include Judicial Clerk for Michigan Supreme Court Justice Dorothy Comstock Riley; partner at the Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP firm; Legal Policy Advisor for the State Board of Education where he helped lead to fundamental revisions of The Revised School Code and the adoption of significant education policies; Executive Director and Counsel for The New Common School Foundation; Member and Secretary of the Michigan State Board of Education; Visiting Professor for Western Michigan Cooley Law School where he taught Constitutional Law; Sponsor and Initial Pilot Judge of the Oakland Circuit Court’s e-filing and paperless courtroom; and twice served as the Presiding Judge of the Civil/Criminal Division of the Oakland Circuit Court .  His areas of expertise include appellate work, litigation, corporations, securities and mergers, and education law.

Judge Warren commenced his legal career after graduating from Wayne State University in 1989 with his Bachelor’s in Honors History.  He earned his Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1992.  He has served on the bench since 2002.

Stephanie Cirami, President of IAOTP remarked, “Choosing Judge Warren for this honor was an easy decision for our panel to make.  He is brilliant, his list of accomplishments and accolades are very impressive, he has tremendous foresight, extensive knowledge, and is a visionary of his time.  We are truly honored to have him as our Top Judge of the Year and we know we will be seeing more great things from this man!”

Throughout his illustrious career, Judge Warren has received awards and has been recognized worldwide for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession.  He received the Great Influence Award from the Michigan Council for the Social Studies and a Special Tribute from the Michigan Legislature.  He has received awards from the NACCP, the Oakland Bar Assocation, and the Women’s Lawyers Association.  For 2019, he is being considered for the Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) and to be featured in TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine.  For 2018, he was selected as Top Judge of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals and will be honored at their annual award gala.

Aside from his successful legal career, Judge Warren is also a sought after lecturer, speaker, published author and serves on several non-profit boards.  He is the co-creator (with his then 10 year old daughter Leah) of Patriot Week.  Patriot Week (9/11-9/17) renews America’s spirit by celebrating the First Principles, Founding Fathers and other patriots, vital documents, and speeches and flags that make America the greatest nation in world history; it has captured the imagination and support of citizens across the nation with participants and official recognition in over 10 states. For more information, visit www.patriotweek.org.

He is also the co-producer and co-host of the cable TV show Patriot Lessons, and published a large number of guest commentaries regarding the law, education, and civics in several newspapers.  He has written the book, “America’s Survival Guide: How to Stop America’s Impending Suicide by Reclaiming Our First Principles and History.”  For more about his book, visit .  Judge Warren is the Education Chair of the Board of Directors for Cornerstone Schools, a set of charter schools in Detroit, and formerly served on the Board of Directors of The  the New Common School Foundation.  He is the former President of the St. Ives Parish Council and served on the administration commission at the Parish, formerly served on the board for the Michigan Center for Civil education, and is a Trustee for the Michigan Council for Economics Education.  He has previously helped draft, and is currently helping to improve, Michigan’s K-12 Social Studies Standards.   He was just appointed as the chair of Oakland County’s Bicentennial Committee. 

Looking back, Judge Warren attributes his success to his integrity; his passion for the law, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution; and the love and support of his family.  Judge Warren says he has been blessed, loves what he is doing and feels this is just the beginning. For the future he will continue to grow as a professional, fight for justice and America’s freedom, and continue to improve lives anyway that he can.

For more information on Judge Warren please visit .

About IAOTP

The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview. 

IAOTP's experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

For more information on IAOTP please visit: www.iaotp.com

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