Lansing, Mich. – Supreme Court Justices Joan Larsen and David Viviano announced today their candidacy for the Michigan Supreme Court in 2016.  Justices Larsen and Viviano are committed to common-sense, rule-of-law principles that the Michigan Supreme Court has become known for across the nation.

“It is an honor to serve on the Michigan Supreme Court and I will continue to serve the people of Michigan with honesty and integrity,” stated Justice Joan Larsen. “The Michigan Supreme Court is known for its commitment to common-sense, rule-of-law principles, and I hope to continue to uphold those principles.”

“The Michigan Supreme Court continues to be a leader in creating the proper balance between the judiciary, the legislature, and the people,” stated Justice Viviano. “The Court will continue to enact good government practices, better use of technology and transparency and ensure timely and efficient application of justice”

Justice Larsen is seeking retention in the 2016 election in a two-year term ending on December 31, 2018.  Justice Larsen was appointed on September 30, 2015 to fill the remainder of Justice Mary Beth Kelly’s term who resigned from office last year.

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


Justice Viviano Biography:

Prior to serving on the Supreme Court, Viviano served as Chief Judge of the 16th Judicial Circuit and Macomb County Probate Courts. Viviano was first elected to the court in 2006. Viviano started his legal career by working at the firms of Dickinson Wright and Jenner and Block, LLC. He then started his own firm Viviano and Viviano, LLC.

Justice Viviano has been a strong advocate for improvements in the administration of justice. In 2008, he and a small group of colleagues were selected by the Michigan Supreme Court to review the jury system in Michigan. The Supreme Court adopted many of their recommended reforms, which are now used by judges throughout Michigan. For their efforts, Justice Viviano and his colleagues received the 2012 G. Thomas Munsterman Award for Jury Innovation from the National Center for State Courts.

Justice Viviano received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Hillsdale College before attending law school at the University of Michigan.

Justice Viviano lives in Sterling Heights with his wife, Neran, and their four children.

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