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Arianne is running for Circuit Court Judge because she believes in serving her community and actively working to improve the lives of those in our community. The daughter of a two retired union municipal employees, Arianne was instilled with a passion for public service from a young age. Since law school, she has spent over ten years working on behalf of the citizens of Washtenaw County, first prosecuting domestic violence in the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office, and currently as a Deputy Ann Arbor City Attorney, where her portfolio includes justice reform, civil litigation and liaising with the Independent Police Oversight Commission.

As a black woman, Arianne is also keenly aware of the need for representation in all aspects of public service, including on the Bench. Arianne has spent her career fighting for the rights of underrepresented persons in the legal system, and will bring this dedication with her as our next judge. Showing community members of all genders, races, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic statuses that their voices matter, and that they, too, have equal and transparent access to our courts is of vital importance to Arianne. If elected, she will be the only woman of color on the Washtenaw County Circuit Court Bench.

  • Arianne has a well-rounded resume and is a career public servant. Her practice areas include general civil, contracts, transactional, criminal and labor law. She is licensed in Michigan and the Eastern District of Michigan. She has practiced in every District Court in Washtenaw County and in the 22nd Circuit Court, currently as a Municipal Attorney and formerly as an Assistant Prosecutor.

  • Arianne has extensive experience as a team member in the Mental Health Treatment Court, Sobriety Court, Drug Court, and former Women's and Street Outreach Courts Teams.  These experiences were instrumental in the development of her criminal practice that focuses on court intervention with integrity as well as healing the whole person.

  • As a trainer for the Prosecutor's Association of Michigan, Michigan Coalition on Law Enforcement Standards, and a faculty instructor at Washtenaw Community College, Arianne has taught thousands of social workers, police, and attorneys.

  • Arianne is a former Domestic Violence Prosecutor and was not only responsible for the vertical prosecution of these offenses, but also the training and policy reforms in our county relating to intimate partner violence.  Arianne was also responsible for drafting county-wide police policies and protocols regarding domestic violence investigation and collaborations with our community partners.

  • Diversity and representation matter to Arianne. As a champion for equity, Arianne has always made every effort to bring integrity and her authentic voice to every professional opportunity. If elected, Arianne will be the only black female judge on the Circuit Court Bench. It is important for our community to see diversity in the courts and in the legal profession to inspire future attorneys, instill trust in our legal system, and bring different perspectives to the Bench. To support her efforts, since 2019, Arianne has served as the co-chair of the Washtenaw County's Bias Awareness Committee for the local bar association and is on the Diversity & Equity Committee for the City of Ann Arbor, where she currently works.

Outside of work, Arianne enjoys spending time with her husband, Sean, a school teacher and proud union member, and their two children.

Current and Former Associations:

  • Vanzetti- Hamilton Bar Association

  • Washtenaw County Bar Association

  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan- Washtenaw Chapter

  • NAACP- Ann Arbor Chapter

  • PAAM- Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan

  • National Black Prosecutors Association

  • Spartan S Club (Michigan State former varsity athlete association)

  • Washtenaw Democratic Party, Michigan Democratic Party

  • Black Law Student Association (Michigan State University Chapter)

  • Michigan Association for Justice

  • Rotary Club

  • Carpenter Elementary and Scarlett Middle School PTO

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