Judge Pamela Gilbert O'Sullivan
Macomb County Probate Court
Judge O’Sullivan received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Detroit in 1980, a Juris Doctor degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1983, and a Post Doctorate Masters degree from Boston University School of Law in 1984.
Judge O’Sullivan was elected Probate Judge in November 1994 and appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court as Chief Probate Judge in January 2000. She is a member of the Michigan Judicial Institute Faculty and serves on the Michigan Judicial Institute Academic Advisory Committee. She is also a faculty member of the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education.
She was appointed by both Governors Engler and Granholm to the Governor’s Task Force on Children’s Justice and has served since 1999. She was also appointed to serve on the Adult Community Corrections Advisory Board.
Judge O’Sullivan is a member of numerous National and State Judicial Associations. She is a State Court Administrative Office Approved General Civil Mediator. She attended the National Judicial College at the University of Reno, Nevada.
In 1999 , Judge O’Sullivan established the State’s second Juvenile Drug Court to provide accountability and substance abuse treatment.
Judge Pamela Gilbert O’Sullivan serves on the Board of Directors of the Care House - Child Advocacy Center, CARE – Community Assessment and Referral Education, the Human Services Coordinating Body, theTraffic Safety Association of Macomb County and Childhelp, USA.
Judge O’Sullivan has also served as Chairperson of the County Election Commission, a Trustee of Leadership Macomb and the Macomb Art Center. She is a member of the Selfridge Air National Guard Base Community Council.
Her awards include the Women of Distinction Award from the Girl Scouts, St. Joseph Mercy of Macomb Medallion Award, Conflict Resolution Advocacy Award for establishing the Juvenile Victim Offender Restitution Program, Intermediate School District’s Award for Service to Schools, Childhelp, USA Compassionate Angel Award and Ms. Zip Award for the Obligation of Duty.
Judge O’Sullivan is a lifetime resident of Macomb County where she resides with her husband and three sons. In addition, she is a Master Gardener.