Lansing, Mich. – The Fraternal Order of Police today announced the endorsement of Justice David Viviano for the Michigan Supreme Court. The Fraternal Order of Police is the nation’s largest police organization with a membership of 310,000. Founded in 1915, the F.O.P. represents professional, full-time officers from all agencies of law enforcement.  The State Lodge of Michigan was formed in 1939 and is proud to be Michigan’s largest and oldest law enforcement organization.

Dave Hiller, Executive Director of the Fraternal Order of Police said, “On behalf of the members of the Fraternal order of Police, Michigan’s oldest and largest law enforcement organization, I am pleased to extend our endorsement for your re-election to the Michigan Supreme Court.”

Hiller continued, “The men and women of the Fraternal Order of Police work tirelessly each and every day to protect the communities we serve in. The job of a law enforcement officer has never been more difficult and it is imperative that we have strong leaders to work with us.”

Justice David Viviano said, “I’d like to thank the Fraternal Order of Police for their endorsement. I have great respect for our law enforcement officers and first responders who put their lives on the line every day to protect and serve our citizens. I will always work hard to ensure that our laws are applied fairly to all parties.”

Justice Viviano is seeking a full eight-year term on the Court since being elected in November 2014.

Justice Viviano Biography:

Justice Viviano was appointed to the Michigan Supreme Court in 2013 and elected to complete his term in 2014. He is the Supreme Court’s point person for judicial training and e-filing.

Justice Viviano previously served as Chief Judge of Macomb County, where he led one of the largest trial courts in Michigan. He was elected to the Circuit Court in 2006 and again in 2012.

Justice Viviano has been a strong advocate for improvements in the administration of justice. He has worked to reform Michigan’s jury system and implement new technologies – such as e-filing and videoconferencing – to help courts operate more safely and efficiently. In 2012, Justice Viviano received a national award for jury innovation.

Before becoming a judge, Justice Viviano worked at two nationally-recognized law firms – Dickinson Wright PLLC and Jenner & Block, LLC – before starting his own firm. He graduated from Hillsdale College and the University of Michigan Law School.

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