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David Viviano
Court Information:
Michigan Supreme Court
Title:   Justice
Salary:  $165,000
Appointed by:   Gov. Rick Snyder
Active:   2013-2016
Preceded by:   Diane Hathaway
Past post:   Judge, 16th Circuit Court, Michigan
Past chief:   2007-2013
Past term:   2007-2013
Past post 2:   Managing partner, Viviano & Viviano, PLLC
Past term 2:   2003-2006
Personal History
Party:   Republican
Undergraduate:   Hillsdale College
Law School:   University of Michigan Law School
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  16th Circuit Court
State:  Michigan
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  11/6/2012
Election vote:  100%ApprovedA
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Supreme Court
Position:  2-year term
State:  Michigan
Election information 2014:
Party:   Republican
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  November 4, 2014
Election vote:  62.1%ApprovedA

David F. Viviano is a justice of the Michigan Supreme Court. He was appointed to the office by Governor Rick Snyder on February 27, 2013, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Diane Hathaway.[1] Viviano was then elected to the court on November 4, 2014, to serve out the remaining two years of Hathaway's term, which expires on December 31, 2016.[2]



See also: Michigan judicial elections, 2014
Viviano ran for re-election to the Michigan Supreme Court.
General: He defeated Deborah Thomas and Kerry L. Morgan in the general election on November 4, 2014, receiving 62.1 percent of the vote.[2]

Viviano was nominated as a candidate at the Republican convention.[3]


Viviano was re-elected to the 16th Circuit Court after running unopposed in 2012.[4][5]

See also: Michigan judicial elections, 2012 - Circuit Courts

Political affiliation

Viviano ran for election on the Republican ticket for prosecutor in 2004, and has spoken at events for Republican groups such as the Eastside Republican Club and the Troy Republican Committee.[6][7][8]


Viviano received his B.A. from Hillsdale College and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.[9]


Viviano worked for a law firm in Chicago and another in Detroit before co-founding the Mt. Clemens firm of Viviano & Viviano, PLLC with Kathryn A. Viviano in 2004. He has also served as a city attorney for Center Line, Michigan.[10] He was the managing member of Viviano & Viviano, PLLC for three years prior to his election to the 16th Circuit Court of Macomb County in 2006. He served as chief judge of that court until his appointment to the Michigan Supreme Court in 2013.[9][11][12][13][1]

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