Judge Thomas L. Ludington
The Honorable Thomas L. Ludington was nominated to the United States District Court by President George W. Bush and commissioned in June 2006. Prior to his appointment he practiced with the law firm of Currie and Kendall, P.C., from 1980 to 1994. He was elected to the 42nd Circuit Court, State of Michigan, beginning term on January 1, 1995, and served as chief judge in that court until his appointment to the federal bench.
He was born in Midland, Michigan, in 1953 and attended public schools. He received his B.A. cum laude from Albion College in 1976 and attended the University of Sussex, Brighton, England, with an emphasis in philosophy and economics, 1974-1975. He graduated from University of San Diego School of Law in 1979 and studied at the Institute on International and Comparative Law, Paris, France, in 1978. He was admitted to the practice of law in 1979 in the State of California and in 1980 in the State of Michigan.
Judge Ludington has taught various courses in the fields of law and banking, bankruptcy, and law office management. He serves as a director with the Albion College Board of Trustees and the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation. He was selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Association and the Michigan State Bar Association.