The Honorable Archie C. Brown


Six year term expires January 2023.

About the Honorable Archie C. Brown

Judge Archie Cameron Brown served as both the Chief Judge of the Washtenaw County Circuit Court from 2002 to 2007 and Chief Judge of the Washtenaw County Probate Court from 2004 to 2007. He previously served as Chief Judge of the Washtenaw County Trial Court from 2002 to 2004. He currently serves as Business Court Judge of the Circuit Court.

Judge Brown is an Adjunct Professor of Law at The Thomas M. Cooley Law School, has served as Parliamentarian of the Representative Assembly of the State Bar of Michigan, after having served in the Assembly for two terms, has served on the Rules Committee of the Michigan Judges Association, and is a past Chair of the Washtenaw County Criminal Justice Collaborative Council.


Judge Brown was appointed by Governor John Engler to the 15th District Court in March of 1997 and subsequently was appointed to the Washtenaw County Circuit Court in March of 1999. He is currently assigned to the Family Division, Civil Division and Criminal Division of the Court.


Judge Brown is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, American Bar Association, Washtenaw County Bar Association, Michigan Judges Association, American Judges Association, American Judicature Society, the Federalist Society, the Catholic Lawyers Guild, and is a Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation.

Personal Background

An Ann Arbor native, Judge Brown received his Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit School of Law, and his Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University. He has served on the Boards of several civic and charitable community organizations.