LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Sabrina Johnson as judge of the 22nd District Court, based in Inkster.
“Sabrina has an impressive record as an attorney as well as strong ties to the community,” said Snyder. “We are fortunate to have someone of her caliber willing to serve on the bench.”
Johnson, of Inkster, has served most of her career (1996-2002; 2008-present) as an assistant Wayne County prosecutor where she has handled more than 100 felony trials and reviewed more than 800 warrants. From 2002-2008 she managed her own private law firm, Sabrina Johnson PLLC., where she represented more than 1,000 clients before the 22nd District Court, including handling a number of high profile cases like the litigation over the Rosa Parks estate.
She is a graduate of Inkster Cherry Hill High School and received her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a law degree from Wayne State University. Johnson fills a seat left vacant by the Michigan Supreme Court’s removal of Sylvia James for misconduct. Her appointment runs through Jan. 1, 2013. She will have to seek election in November 2012.