Bar Association honors Farmington Hills judge

Judge James Brady
47th District Court Judge James Brady (left) being presented with the 2016 Distinguished Public Servant Award by OCBA President David Carl Anderson at the awards banquet on June 2. (contributed photo)

The Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA) recently honored 47th District Court Judge James Brady as its 2016 Distinguished Public Servant Award winner.

During the June 2 award presentation, OCBA President David Carl Anderson noted  Brady’s long list of contributions to the community and to the OCBA, including his leadership in organizing the 2016 Bench/Bar Conference, his participation on the OCBA District Court Case Evaluation Committee, his recent tenure as President of the Oakland County District Judges Association, and his statewide leadership as part of the State Court Administrator’s “Ability to Pay” workgroup.

“Judge Brady does not limit his community involvement to law related activities,” Anderson said. “Quite to the contrary, his long term record of selfless civil engagement confirms that he makes himself a part of the solution in making our community the best that it can truly be. Lastly, it must be said that Judge Brady is an undisputed credit to the legal profession. In a day and age of bombastic personalities and unsettling judicial temperament, Judge Brady remains the model of insightful logic, appropriate demeanor and deliberate, fact-based legal analysis.”

Brady has served as a 47th District Court judge since 2003, and as magistrate from 1985 through 2002. Currently serving his fourth two-year term as the Court’s chief judge, rotating that responsibility every two years with Judge Marla Parker, he is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University Law School.

Press release