Judge Marianne O. Battani
The Honorable Marianne O. Battani was nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan by President William Clinton in June, 1999 and confirmed by the Senate in May, 2000. Prior to her appointment to the federal bench, she served as a state circuit court judge in Wayne County, Michigan, since 1982.
Judge Battani has participated in numerous legal, educational, and charitable organizations. She is a former Commissioner of the State Bar of Michigan, past president of the Women's Lawyer's Association of Michigan, past Chair of Michigan's Judicial Tenure Commission, and Trustee Emeritus of the Michigan State University College of Law.
Judge Battani graduated in 1972 cum laude from the Detroit College of Law.