Thursday, June 20, 2024

Judge Susan K. DeClercq

Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse
231 W. Lafayette Blvd., Room 248
Detroit, MI 48226

Courtroom: Room 219
Chambers Telephone: (313) 234-5135
Chambers Fax: (313) 234-5144
Case Manager: Linda Vertriest (313) 234-5136


Susan K. DeClercq was appointed to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan by President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on November 12, 2023.

Immediately prior to her appointment, Judge DeClercq worked as Director and Counsel for Special Investigations at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan. However, she spent most of her career as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan where she served as Civil Division Chief, Chief of the Civil Rights Unit, and a line attorney in the Civil Rights Unit and the Defensive Litigation Unit.

Prior to transitioning her career into public service, Judge DeClercq was a litigation associate focusing on white collar defense and governmental investigations at the firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom in Washington, DC, and a law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Hon. Avern L. Cohn.

Judge DeClercq received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and earned her law degree, magna cum laude, from Wayne State University School of Law in Detroit, MI.