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Retain Judge
Sima Patel

Judge Sima Patel is running to retain her seat on the Michigan 2nd District Court of Appeals. 

“People want fairness from their judges and want to know that there is equal protection under the law. For everyone. This is why I’m a judge.”

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Help Keep Judge Sima Patel in the Michigan Court of Appeals

 

A Race this Important Needs an Experienced Judge

Sima Patel is an experienced appellate lawyer on the Michigan Court of Appeals and has devoted her entire legal career to writing, reviewing and arguing appeals.  This important position impacts courts not just in Michigan but across the country. She is also the only Judge in this race with appeals experience and a track record of fairness, equal access under the law and a proven ability to work with people on both sides of the political divide.  

 

An Unparalleled Track Record

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Experience that Matters

Judge Sima Patel has devoted her career to being an appellate lawyer who has written hundreds of appeals, fighting for justice for all people as well as being seen as a leader amongst her colleagues.  Her appointment to the Michigan Court of Appeals by Gov. Whitmer is a testament to her experience and ability. 

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A Judge Who Breaks Barriers

Judge Patel is one of only three minority members of the Michigan Court of Appeals and the first East-Indian American judge to ever serve on any Michigan Appellate Court.  

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Upholding the Law

Judge Patel is a fighter for civil rights and equal access to justice and protection of the law for ALL members of society.

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About
Judge Sima

Judge Sima Patel has 17 years of legal experience and after 11 years as an appellate attorney, was personally appointed to the Michigan 2nd District Court of Appeals by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. She was chosen because of her experience in writing hundreds of appellate briefs and her ability to work with attorneys on both sides of the political aisle. In recognition of her work, Michigan Lawyers Weekly named her as a member of its prestigious Leaders in the Law for 2021.  She has also clerked in the Michigan Supreme Court for two judges where she read thousands of appellate briefs and has written opinions for a Democrat and a Republican. Judge Patel looks at her position on the 2nd District Court of Appeals as a calling to be a steward of the law and amplify the reasoning, rationale and perspective already present in the courts today.

 

ENDORSEMENTS

 

Personal Endorsements

  • Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter

  • Oakland County Treasurer Robert Wittenberg

  • Oakland County Chairman David Woodward

  • West Bloomfield Township Supervisor Steven Kaplan

  • Pontiac City Council
    Mikal Goodman

  • Former Macomb County Judge Carl Marlinga

  • Senator Mallory McMorrow

  • Senator Rosemary Bayer

  • Senator Jeremy Moss

  • State Representative Brenda Carter

  • State Representative Lori Stone

  • State Representative Kelly Breen

  • State Representative
    Regina Weiss

  • State Representative Helena Scott

  • Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor

  • Sterling Heights City Councilman- Michael Radtke

  • Warren City Treasurer Lori Barnwell

  • Warren City Council Mayor Pro Tem - Patrick Green

  • Warren City Council Angela Rogensues

  • Troy City Council Ann Erickson Gault

  • Congress woman Haley Stevens

Organizations 

  • AFSCME Council 25

  • Michigan Education Association (MEA)

  • American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

  • SEIU Michigan

  • Michigan Association of Justice (MAJ)

  • United Auto Workers (UAW)

  • AFL-CIO Michigan

  • American Arab & Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC)

  • Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights Local 687

  • Plumbers Local 98

  • MI Sheet Metal Workers Local 80

  • MI Pipefitters Local 636

  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)

  • MI Building and Construction Trades Council

  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM)- Rated Outstanding

  • Wolverine Bar Association- Rated Extremely Well Qualified

Judicial Endorsements

  • Chief Justice Bridget McCormack- MI Supreme Court

  • Justice Richard Bernstein- MI Supreme Court

  • Justice Elizabeth Welch- MI Supreme Court

  • Chief Judge Elizabeth Gleicher- MI Court of Appeals

  • Judge Douglas Shapiro- MI Court of Appeals

  • Judge Stephen Borrello- MI Court of Appeals

  • Judge Michelle Rick- MI Court of Appeals

  • Judge Amy Ronayne Krause- MI Court of Appeals

  • Judge Colleen O’Brien- MI Court of Appeals

  • Judge Deborah Servitto- MI Court of Appeals

  • Judge Christopher Yates- MI Court of Appeals

  • Judge Noah Hood- MI Court of Appeals

  • Judge Kristina Robinson Garrett- MI Court of Appeals

  • Judge Cynthia Stephens (ret)- MI Court of Appeals

  • Judge Kirsten Frank Kelly- MI Court of Appeals

  • Chief Judge William McConico- 36th District Court

  • Judge Alyia Hakim- 39th District Court

  • Judge Steve Sierawski- 41A District Court

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