Biographical Sketch
Honorable Milton L. Mack, Jr.
Chief Judge


Chief Judge, Wayne County Probate Court. Appointed as a Probate Judge in 1990, serving as Chief Judge since 1998


Eastern Michigan University , B.S., 1972
Wayne State University , J.D., 1975
Harvard University/Kennedy School of Government , Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government, 1995  


Mack, Involuntary Treatment for the 21st Century, 21 The Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal 3-4 (2008) Chapter 9, Michigan Guardianship and Conservatorship Handbook, (The Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1999)

Mack, Probate Settlements and Judgments, 82 Mich Bar J 30 (2003)  


2010 Michigan Supreme Court Judicial Conference, Involuntary Treatment in the 21st Century

National College of Probate Judges , Involuntary Treatment in the 21st Century

NAMI Metro, Issues and Trends in Mental Health Law

3rd Annual Conference for Mental Health Professionals by Consumers, Involuntary Treatment for the 21st Century

110th Annual Conference, Michigan Probate Judges Association, Issues and Trends in Mental Health Law OHEP Center for Medical Education, Enforced Treatment: The Medical and Legal Perspectives

Michigan Political Leadership Program, Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, Michigan State University , Intergovernmental Cooperation and Policy Analysis

Numerous other presentations for the Institute for Continuing Legal Education 


Past chairperson of the Judicial Conference of the State Bar of Michigan.

Past president of the Michigan Probate Judges Association.

Member of the Governor’s Michigan Mental Health Commission, the Michigan Supreme Court’s Guardianship Task Force, Judicial Needs Assessment Committee, Probate Academic Advisory Committee and Probate Caseload Subcommittee  


2010 Treat Award for Excellence from the National College of Probate Judges

2007 Judicial Pioneer Award from the Wayne Mediation Center

1999 Tom Bradley Leadership Award from the National Association of Regional Councils

1995 Taubman Company Fellowship for Executive Excellence

1995 Regional Ambassador Award from the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments

1990 Outstanding Elected Public Official of the Year from the Detroit Metropolitan Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration