Hon. David H. Sawyer

  • Elected by Court of Appeals Judges
  • Member since January 1, 2010
  • Current term expires December 31, 2018
  • Honorable David H. Sawyer was elected to the Court of Appeals in 1986, and to the Judicial Tenure Commission by his fellow Court of Appeals judges for a term that began on January 1, 2010.  Judge Sawyer was Chief Judge Pro Tem of the Michigan Court of Appeals from 2009 through 2014.  Before being elected to the bench, he was the Kent County Prosecuting Attorney from 1977 to 1987.  Judge Sawyer is a Past President of the Michigan Prosecuting Attorneys Association.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona in 1970 and received his law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law in 1973.