Hon. Timothy P. Connors
22nd Circuit Court
J.D., Wayne State University Law School
Judge Timothy Connors was appointed to the Circuit Court in 1997. Previously, he served as chief judge of the 15th District Court from August 1991 to 1997, replacing the Hon. George W. Alexander. Judge Connors served as chief judge of the Washtenaw County Circuit Court and Washtenaw County Trial Court from 1998-2001.
Judge Connors attended Columbia University and the University of Michigan, earning a bachelor of arts degree from UM in 1977. He received his juris doctor from Wayne State University Law School in 1980. He has served as an adjunct professor at Wayne Law since 1993, as a lecturer on the University of Michigan Law School faculty since 2008, and has served as faculty for the Michigan Judicial Institute and the Institute for Continuing Legal Education. In addition, he has been a guest lecturer for Cooley Law School and Eastern Michigan University.
In 1993, 1996 and 2009 Judge Connors received the Justice Blair Moody Award for Significant Contributions to Judicial Excellence from the Washtenaw County Association for Justice. In 2002, Judge Connors was inducted into the Ann Arbor Huron High School Hall of Fame as a distinguished graduate. Judge Connors has served as Washtenaw County Chair of the Irish Perennial Rescue Society since 1996. In 2009 Judge Connors received the Patriot Award from the Washtenaw County Bar Association for outstanding service to the bench, the bar and the community. Judge Connors currently serves on the Michigan Supreme Court’s special committee to develop a court resource guide for the implementation of the Federal Indian Child Welfare Act in Michigan. Judge Connors also currently serves on the board of directors for the Midwest Eye Bank.