Edward Sosnick

Circuit Judge, Sixth Judicial Court
1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Dept. 404
Pontiac, MI 48341-0404
248. 858. 0340

32187.jpgJudge Edward Sosnick, currently a circuit judge in Oakland County, Michigan, was elected to the bench in 1989. Judge Sosnick left private practice to become first a city attorney and then a prosecuting attorney for Oakland County, where he ultimately achieved senior trial attorney status. Prior to his election to Circuit Court, he served as a 48th District Court judge for four years.

Judge Sosnick's numerous honors and awards include Michigan's Most Respected Judge, twice-voted, by the Michigan Lawyers Weekly Poll; a five-time recipient of the Award of Appreciation, Family Law Section, State Bar of Michigan; Distinguished Service Award, Oakland County Bar Association; Michigan State Bar's Champion of Justice Award; Bloomfield Hills Schools Superintendent's Vision for Youth Award; four-time honoree, Michigan State Police for Professional Excellence; National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Award for Meritorious Service to Children of America, and more. He is continuously lauded for his dedication to disadvantaged youth and youth at risk, victims of domestic violence, and substance abuse prevention and rehabilitation.

Judge Sosnick has been instrumental in developing programs and nationally circulated publications designed to increase awareness in these various areas. More rently, Judge Sosnick has taken an interest in the impact of divorce on children, and has created a court-sponsored educational program for divorcing parents called S.M.I.L.E. (Start Making It Liveable for Everyone). Divorce-Online welcomes Judge Sosnick to our group of contributors, and thanks him for his enthusiastic response to our project and valued contribution to our pages.