27 Notable alumni of
Michigan State University - College of Law

The Michigan State University - College of Law is 1510th in the world, 544th in North America, and 511th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 27 notable alumni from the Michigan State University - College of Law sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Gretchen Whitmer

    Gretchen Whitmer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerprosecutor
    Biography

    Gretchen Esther Whitmer is an American lawyer and politician serving as the 49th governor of Michigan since 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, she served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2001 to 2006 and in the Michigan Senate from 2006 to 2015.

  2. John DeLorean

    John DeLorean
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1925-2005 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurengineer
    Biography

    John Zachary DeLorean was an American engineer, inventor, and executive in the U.S. automobile industry, widely known for his work at General Motors and as founder of the DeLorean Motor Company.

  3. Kwame Kilpatrick

    Kwame Kilpatrick
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politicianAmerican football player
    Biography

    Kwame Malik Kilpatrick is an American former politician who served as a Democratic Michigan state representative from 1997 to 2002 and mayor of Detroit from 2002 to 2008. Kilpatrick resigned as mayor in September 2008 after being convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice. He was sentenced to four months in jail and was released on probation after serving 99 days.

  4. Brian Sims

    Brian Sims
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Brian Kendall Sims is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in the 182nd district. Elected in 2012, Sims is also a lawyer and activist on LGBT civil rights. Sims is the first openly gay elected state legislator in Pennsylvania history. He won reelection on November 6, 2018. He is a candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania in the 2022 election.

  5. Geoffrey Fieger

    Geoffrey Fieger
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Geoffrey Nels Fieger is an American attorney based in Southfield, Michigan. Fieger is the senior partner at the law firm of Fieger, Fieger, Kenney & Harrington P.C., and is an occasional legal commentator for NBC and MSNBC. His practice focuses on personal injury, civil rights litigation and medical malpractice cases.

  6. Mike Bishop

    Mike Bishop
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Enrolled in the Michigan State University - College of Law
    In 1993 graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerbusiness executivereal estate broker
    Biography

    Michael Dean Bishop is an American attorney and politician who was the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 8th congressional district from 2015 to 2019. He is a member of the Republican Party. He previously served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1999 to 2003, and the Michigan State Senate from 2003 to 2010 where he served as majority leader.

  7. Dennis Archer

    Dennis Archer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudgepolitician
    Biography

    Dennis Wayne Archer is an American lawyer, jurist and former politician from Michigan. A Democrat, Archer served on the Michigan Supreme Court and as mayor of Detroit. He later served as president of the American Bar Association, becoming the first black president of the organization, which, until 1943, had barred African-American lawyers from membership.

  8. Benny Napoleon

    Benny Napoleon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-2020 (aged 65)
    Enrolled in the Michigan State University - College of Law
    Graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    businesspersonpolitician
    Biography

    Benny Napoleon was an American attorney, law enforcement officer, and politician who served as the Sheriff of Wayne County, Michigan. He was also a 2013 candidate for the office of Mayor of Detroit.

  9. Willis Ward

    Willis Ward
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1912-1983 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    athletics competitorAmerican football player
    Biography

    Willis Franklin Ward was a track and field athlete and American football player who was inducted into the University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor in 1981.

  10. Bernard A. Friedman

    Bernard A. Friedman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    Bernard A. Friedman is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

  11. David Safavian

    David Safavian
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    David Hossein Safavian is an American former lawyer who worked as a congressional aide, lobbyist, and later as a political appointee in the George W. Bush administration. A Republican, he served as Chief of Staff of the United States General Services Administration (GSA). He is a figure in the Jack Abramoff lobbying and corruption scandal, having worked with the lobbyist on the Mississippi Band of Choctaw account. After serving with Abramoff as a lobbyist, in 1997 Safavian co-founded lobbying firm Janus-Merritt Strategies with Republican activist Grover Norquist.

  12. Frank Navin

    Frank Navin
    Years
    1871-1935 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Francis Joseph Navin was the president of the Detroit Tigers in Major League Baseball for 27 years, from 1908 to 1935. He was part-owner from 1908 to 1919, and principal owner from 1919 to 1935. He also served as vice president and acting president of the American League.

  13. Bob Mann

    Bob Mann
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1924-2006 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Robert Mann was an American professional football player in the National Football League (NFL). A native of New Bern, North Carolina, Mann played college football at Hampton Institute in 1942 and 1943 and at the University of Michigan in 1944, 1946 and 1947. Playing the end position, he broke the Big Ten Conference record for receiving yards in 1946 and 1947. After not being selected in the 1948 NFL Draft, Mann signed his first professional football contract with the Detroit Lions, where he stayed for two seasons. He later played for the Green Bay Packers for parts of five seasons until 1954. Mann broke the color barrier for both teams.

  14. Brian Banks

    Brian Banks
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Brian Roderick Banks is an American politician who served as a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from 2013 to 2017. Banks was a candidate for the 2nd District of the Michigan Senate.

  15. Robert C. Odle, Jr

    Robert C. Odle, Jr
    Years
    Died in 2019
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Robert C. Odle, Jr. was a public official in the Nixon Administration and Reagan Administration, and an American lawyer, based in Washington, D.C.

  16. Lowell Perry

    Lowell Perry
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1931-2001 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    military officerAmerican football player
    Biography

    Lowell Wesley Perry was an American football player and coach, government official, businessman, and broadcaster. He was the first African-American assistant coach in the National Football League (NFL), the first African American to broadcast an NFL game to a national audience, and Chrysler's first African-American plant manager. He was appointed as the Commissioner of the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by President Gerald Ford, holding that position from 1975 to 1976. He later served as the director of the Michigan Department of Labor from 1990 to 1996. He also served on the board of the NFL Board of Charities.

  17. J. Bob Traxler

    J. Bob Traxler
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1931-2019 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Jerome Bob Traxler, also known as J. Bob Traxler or Bob Traxler, was an American lawyer and politician from Michigan. He served ten terms in the United States House of Representatives from 1974 to 1993.

  18. Louis C. Rabaut

    Louis C. Rabaut
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1886-1961 (aged 75)
    Enrolled in the Michigan State University - College of Law
    Studied in 1912
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Louis Charles Rabaut was an American lawyer and politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. He was a Democratic congressman representing Michigan's 14th congressional district from 1935 to 1947, and from 1949 to 1961.

  19. George Anthony Dondero

    George Anthony Dondero
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1883-1968 (aged 85)
    Enrolled in the Michigan State University - College of Law
    In 1910 graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    George Anthony Dondero was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan.

  20. Marianne O. Battani

    Marianne O. Battani
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    Marianne Olga Battani is an inactive Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

  21. Thaddeus M. Machrowicz

    Thaddeus M. Machrowicz
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1899-1970 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudge
    Biography

    Thaddeus Michael Machrowicz was a United States Representative from Michigan and later was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

  22. Jesse Paine Wolcott

    Jesse Paine Wolcott
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1893-1969 (aged 76)
    Enrolled in the Michigan State University - College of Law
    Studied in 1915
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Jesse Paine Wolcott was a politician and soldier from the U.S. state of Michigan.

  23. Clarence J. McLeod

    Clarence J. McLeod
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1895-1959 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Clarence John McLeod was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan who served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

  24. Frank Ellsworth Doremus

    Frank Ellsworth Doremus
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1865-1947 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Frank Ellsworth Doremus was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan.

  25. Stacy Erwin Oakes

    Stacy Erwin Oakes
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Stacy Erwin Oakes is a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. She has been a Democratic Party member of the Michigan House of Representatives and Minority Whip representing Michigan's 95th District (map), located in Saginaw County, which includes the cities of Saginaw and Zilwaukee, in addition to the following townships: Bridgeport Township, Buena Vista Township, Carrollton Township, James Township, Kochville Township, Spaulding Township, and Zilwaukee Township.

  26. Carl M. Weideman

    Carl M. Weideman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1898-1972 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudge
    Biography

    Carl May Weideman was a naval officer, politician and jurist from the U.S. state of Michigan.

  27. Arthur F. Lederle

    Arthur F. Lederle
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1887-1972 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    Arthur F. Lederle was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.