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Judge Roberta C. Archer

Roberta C. Archer was born in Farmington Hills, Michigan and raised in Detroit.  She graduated from Our Lady of Mercy High School in Farmington Hills and earned a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in English from Florida A&M University in 1993.  She returned to Detroit where she taught a course in Conflict Resolution to 5th and 6th graders at various local middle schools.  She enrolled in law school at the Detroit College of Law in 1994.


As a law student, she worked as an apprentice attorney with the Misdemeanor Defender's Office.  She graduated with a Juris Doctorate Degree in 1998.  She was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in November 1998.  She began working at the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and held that position until December 2002.

In January 2003, she joined the law firm of Clark Hill, PLC as an Associate and remained there until August 2003.

In January 2004, she returned to public service as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Trial Division at the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office.  She held that position until March 2005.

Judge Archer is a member of the following organizations: State Bar of Michigan, American Bar Association, National Bar Association, Wolverine Bar Association, Association of Black Judges of Michigan, Michigan District Court Judges Association, American Judges Association and the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association.

Among her community involvement, Judge Archer has served as an advisor to the Co-Ette Club, Inc. and as a volunteer for the Pioneers for Success Program.  She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. as well as the NAACP.  Judge Archer is committed to helping young people reach their highest potential. 


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