Kathleen McCarthy, is a Presiding Judge on the Wayne County Family Court Bench, and has served on the Court since 2001. Judge McCarthy is also an adjunct professor, teaching Family Law and Law Firm Program courses at the University Detroit Mercy Law School since 2011. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from University of Michigan and Juris Doctorate from the Detroit College of Law. Judge McCarthy is a frequent speaker on issues involving family law and is past president of the Wayne County Family Law Bar Association and the Dearborn Bar Association. In addition to her service on the WCDRC Board, Judge McCarthy currently sits on the Executive Board of the Court, the Board of the Mediation Tribunal Association, the Board of the Furniture Bank of Southeast Michigan, and the Board of the Arab-American Civil Rights League.