The Honorable David S. Swartz


Six year term expires January 2021.

The Honorable David S. Swartz

Judge David S. Swartz is currently the Chief Judge Pro Tempore of the Washtenaw County Trial Court.

Judge Swartz was appointed to the 14A District Court Bench by Governor Engler in January of 1995, and was then appointed to the Circuit Court in April, 1997.

Judge David S. Swartz born in Ann Arbor, Judge Swartz earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University in 1969, and a Juris Doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University Law School in 1972.

Prior Experience

Prior to coming to the bench, the Judge's career was entirely devoted to litigation. Judge Swartz served as an Assistant Washtenaw County Prosecutor from 1973 to 1982. Thereafter, he spent the next thirteen years as a civil litigator in private practice.


In addition to the State Bar of Michigan, where he served as a member of the Representative Assembly, Judge Swartz is a past president of the Washtenaw County Bar Association and a Life Fellow of the State Bar Foundation.