Oakland Circuit Judge Denise Langford Morris receives the Guardian of Justice Award


On Wednesday, October 10th, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) Michigan Advisory Board hosted its 11th Annual Judges Night Reception in Dearborn and presented Oakland Circuit Judge Denise Langford Morris with the Guardian of Justice Award.

The ADC’s Annual Judges Night Reception recognizes and honors local judges whose work in upholding civil rights has been exemplary.  Judge Langford Morris was recognized by the ADC for her commitment to justice and civil rights within her courtroom.  Judge Nancy G. Edmunds of the Eastern District of Michigan was also a recipient of the Guardian of Justice Award.   

“I am humbled to receive the Guardian of Justice Award from the ADC and believe strongly that as a community, when we work together to protect the Constitution and individual civil rights, all Americans are enriched and the country is strengthened,” said Judge Langford Morris.  “It is an honor to continue to serve the citizens of Oakland County and promote fairness, integrity and justice in our court.” 

Judge Langford Morris has served as a judge in the Oakland County Circuit Court since 1992.  She serves in the Civil/Criminal Division and is presently the longest serving woman on the bench.  Judge
Langford Morris served as an Assistant Oakland County Prosecuting Attorney; Assistant United States Attorney (Civil Division); private practice; State Investigator of Adult Abuse and Neglect cases for Adults including seniors, disabled persons and children. She is a founding member of the D. Augustus Straker Bar Association and former governing board member of the Michigan Judges Association.  She is also a State Bar of Michigan Champion of Justice awardee and recipient of the American Bar Association Cleo Judicial Legacy award among many others.