Honorable Donald E. Shelton

Circuit Judge, Washtenaw County Trial Court

P.O. Box 8645, Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8546
Email: sheltond@ewashtenaw.org
Telephone: (734) 222-3399

Personal

 
  • Resides in Saline, Michigan
  • Born in Jackson, Michigan
  • Married to Marjorie K. Shelton

Education

 

Professional Legal Background

  • Circuit Judge, 22nd Judicial Circuit, Washtenaw County Trial Court, Ann Arbor, Michigan, February, 1990 - present ; Chief Judge, 2010-2014; Chief Judge Pro Tem, 1992-1996, 2004-2009;  Presiding Judge,   Civil/Criminal Division, 1997-2009, 2014 - present 
  • Washtenaw County Probate Court, Chief Judge, 2010-present; Chief Judge Pro Tem, 2004 -2009
  • Washtenaw County Juvenile Court , Supervising Judge, 2001 - present
  • Partner in law firm of Bishop and Shelton, P.C., Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1978 -1990
  • Partner in law firm of Forsythe, Campbell, Vandenberg, Clevenger & Bishop, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1974 - 1978
  • Attorney, Litigation Division, United States Army, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., 1973 - 1974
  • Attorney, Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Army, Third Infantry Division, Germany, 1970 - 1973

Public Offices and Positions

 

Teaching Positions

 

Books

 

Chapters in Books

 

Articles and Research Papers

 

Presentations

 

Media Interviews, Articles and Appearances

 

Honors and Awards

Memberships and Activities

 
  • Member, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Jurisprudence Section, 2009 - present
  • Member, Technology Committee, American Bar Association, Judicial Division, 2004 - present
  • Member, State Bar of Michigan (Chair, Electronic Filing Task Force, 2000 - 2003; Chair, Children's Task Force Jurisdiction Committee, 1993 - 1995; Economics Section Executive Committee, (1984 - 1988)
  • Technology Editor, Judges Journal, Quarterly Journal of the American Bar Association, Judicial Division, 2000 - 2003
  • Board of Directors, Washtenaw County Domestic Violence Project,  1991 -1997
  • Executive Committee, Southeast Michigan March of Dimes, 1989 -1992
  • Board of Directors, Metropolitan Affairs Coalition,1983 - 1987 (Vice President 1983 - 1985)
  • Board of Directors, Greater Detroit Business Attraction and Expansion Council (BAEC), 1983 - 1987
  • Board of Directors, Saline Area Senior Council, 1979 - 1982
  • Board of Directors, Saline Community Directions, Inc., 1986 - 1996
  • Member, Washtenaw Trial Lawyers Association (President, 1983, 1984; Secretary, 1982)

Military Service

 
  • Lieutenant, United States Army, 1966 - 1969
  • Captain, United States Army Judge Advocate Generals Corps, 1969 - 1974
  • Honor Graduate, The Judge Advocate Generals School, 1969
  • Meritorious Service Medal, United States Army, 1974
 

Last Modified: May 17, 2014