Judge Patrick J. Conlin, Jr. was elected by the voters of Washtenaw County in 2014 and took the bench on January 2, 2015. He is currently the Presiding Judge of the Family Division. A graduate of Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard High School and the University of Notre Dame, Judge Conlin earned his juris doctor from Wayne State University in 1997.
Judge Conlin taught high school in New York and Chicago before law school. After taking the bar exam in early 1998, he joined the law firm of Keusch and Flintoft, PC where he continued working, becoming a partner, until 2014. His law practice included handling family law matters, probate and general civil litigation, as well as transactional work.
Judge Conlin is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bar Association and the Washtenaw County Bar Association (past president). He is a member of the Women Lawyers Association, the Michigan Association for Justice and the NAACP Ann Arbor Branch. He is a Rotarian and has served on the Ann Arbor Fr. Gabriel Richard High School school boards as well as the Boards of Trustees for the:
Chelsea Area Wellness Foundation
Chelsea Community Hospital
Chelsea Rotary Foundation
Honey Creek Community School
Judge Conlin is assigned family law cases, personal protection orders and juvenile court backup.