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HON. WENDY M. BAXTER
WAYNE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE
36TH DISTRICT COURT, DETROIT, MI
After matriculating Eastern Michigan University, Judge Wendy Marie Baxter applied her BBA in Management to retailing. Judge Baxter’s ventures in real estate financed her law degree.
Experienced in banking, finance and court administration, volunteering in campaigns prepared her to win 36th District Court judgeship. Elevated to Recorder’s Court and Wayne County Circuit Court, she helped write jury instructions. She served on the courts’ executive committees and State Bar Representative Assembly, shaping policy and as president of the Association of Black Judges of Michigan and Treasurer for the Mediation Tribunal.
Judge Baxter’s opinions span emergency managers, medical marijuana, duties of government officials, employment, labor, public school education and health care law. She lectured on Bioethics at the National Judicial College. Her skilled writings and acumen led to selection for the corporate community Business Court. Known for her mediation and ability to relate to people from all walks of life, Judge Baxter, a member of Hartford Baptist Church, heads the neighborhood yard sale charitable contribution to the Salvation Army.
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