- Elected by State Bar of Michigan
- Member since January 1, 2019
- Current term expires December 31, 2024
Hon. Brian R. Sullivan was elected to the Wayne County Circuit Court in 1998. He served as presiding judge of the criminal division in 2004 and as the presiding judge of the Wayne County Business Court for about 3 years. Judge Sullivan was a member of the Criminal Jury Instruction Committee for about 10 years and the Model Civil Jury Instruction committee for nine years (each at the appointment of the Michigan Supreme Court).
Judge Sullivan was an adjunct law school instructor for 10 years. He is a member of the Michigan Board of Law Examiners. Before taking the bench, Judge Sullivan was an assistant prosecuting attorney and in private practice for about 15 years. He also ran a free legal clinic in downtown Detroit at Most Holy Trinity Church for 20 years. Judge Sullivan was elected to the Judicial Tenure Commission to serve a term beginning January 1, 2019. Judge Sullivan is currently the Commission's Secretary.