Hon. Freddie G. Burton, Jr., Chief Judge


Biographical Sketch
Honorable Freddie G. Burton, Jr.
Judge of Probate

Judge Freddie G. Burton, Jr.

A graduate of Wayne State University Law School, has been a member of the probate court bench since 1987 and served as chief judge from 1990 through 1997.  Prior to assuming his position on the bench, Judge Burton served as a Wayne County Commissioner and as a Wayne County Public Administrator.  He was also in private practice for several years.  Judge Burton is a member of the National College of Probate Judges, the Michigan Probate Judges Association, the Association of Black Judges of Michigan, the Wolverine Bar Association and the National Bar Association. Judge Burton is also a member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


State Bar of Michigan

Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Michigan Probate Judges Association, Board of Directors, Presiding Judge

National College of Probate Judges

National Bar Association

Wolverine Bar Association

Association of Black Judges of Michigan

Luella Hannan Memorial Foundation, Board of Trustees

The Youth Connection, Co-Chair

Detroit Youth Foundation, Chair

St. John Health System, Board of Trustees, Executive Committee

St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Board of Trustees, Chair

Starr Commonwealth, Board of Trustees

Wayne County Election Commission, Past Chairman

Wayne State University Alumni Association, Past President

NAACP, Life Member

Detroit Urban League