Butzel Long attorney Kurtis T. Wilder named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s Hall of Fame


DETROIT, Mich. –  Kurtis T. Wilder, a shareholder with Butzel Long, has been named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s Hall of Fame Class of 2021. He is one of 21 attorneys who will be honored during a virtual program on April 13 and profiled in an upcoming edition.

Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Wilder concentrates his practice in litigation, appeals, and mediation and facilitation. Justice Wilder served on the Michigan Supreme Court following his appointment by Governor Rick Snyder on May 9, 2017. Prior to that time, Justice Wilder served as a judge on the Michigan Court of Appeals from December 1998 to May 2017 and a judge of the Washtenaw County Trial Court from April 1992 to December 1998.

Justice Wilder, the 112th Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, graduated from the University of Michigan with an A.B. degree in Political Science in 1981, and from the University of Michigan Law School with a Juris Doctor degree in 1984.

In 2020, Justice Wilder was elected First Vice-Chair and Chair-Elect of the Interlochen Center for the Arts Board of Trustees, and Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.  Justice Wilder also serves on the Boards of the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars, and The Children’s Foundation. He is an Elder and Chancel Choir member at First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth, and has memberships in the Fellows of the Michigan State Bar Foundation, the Federalist Society, Board of Advisors, Lawyers Division-Michigan Chapter, and the Wolverine Bar Association.

He is a Past President of the Michigan Judges Association, and Past Chairman of the State Bar of Michigan Judicial Conference.

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