The chief judge of Michigan’s Court of Appeals is retiring.
Michael J. Talbot has served as a judge for four decades. He was appointed to the Court of Appeals in 1998. Talbot is 72 years old.
Talbot has drawn praise for his skills as a jurist and for his administrative abilities.
While a member of the appeals court, Talbot is credited with cleaning up Detroit's 36th District Court in 2013-14. The district court had struggled with budget problems and employee issues.