A native of Detroit, Judge Deborah Lewis Langston graduated
from Cass Technical High School in 1971. She received a Bachelor
of Arts from the University of Michigan in 1978 and attended
University of Michigan Law School, graduating in 1982.
Judge Langston was elected to the 36th District
Court in 1988. Prior to this position, she was the first African
American individual to be hired as Assistant Prosecutor for
Macomb County. She has also served as Assistant Corporation
Counsel for the City of Detroit and as Associate Senate General
Counsel for the Michigan State Senate.