Rudy Serra was appointed to the 36th District Court, the third busiest court in the U.S., by Governor Granholm, in 2004.
During his term of service, the “clearance rate”-
As a result of Rudy's dedication to the law, hard work and professional skill, he is frequently appointed as House Counsel (Public Defender) in the 36th District Court as well as the 43rd District Court in Hazel Park.
As Judge, Serra was rated “outstanding” by The Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association. As an attorney, he continues to enjoy the highest ratings from clients and other lawyers.
Rudy Serra has more than 30 years of highly successful experience in the practice of law. He has earned multiple jury trial and bench trial victories and practices in court rooms all over Michigan. He is a nationally respected expert in the law.
Chairman Executive Clemency Advisory Council for The State of Michigan
Referee for the Michigan Department of Civil Rights
State Bar of Michigan Open Justice Commission
Nursing Specialty Task Force, Michigan Department of Licensing
The Correction Officer’s Training Advisory Council for The State of Michigan
Michigan Supreme Court Standard Criminal Jury Instructions Committee
Ferncare Free Medical Clinic, Vice Chairperson and volunteer.
Oakland County Commissioner
Ferndale School Board Member
Human Rights Commissioner, City of Detroit
Royal Oak Township Downtown Development Authority,Vice Chairperson and Chairperson
Ferndale Education Foundation, Chairman Charter Donor Drive
Habitat for Humanity for South Oakland County, Incorporator and Board Member
HONORS AND AWARDS
Rated “OUTSTANDING” by the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association. To be rated “outstanding” an individual “must stand at the top of their profession and rank among the best qualified judges or lawyers available for judicial Service.”
Michigan “Lawyer of the Year”, 2000
The Rev. Martin L. King, Jr., Freedom Award, 2001
Torch Bearer, 2002 Winter Olympic Torch Marathon
Affirmations Community Center Political Award 1998.
Civil Rights Annual Review, The Wayne State University Law Review (2005)
Bag A Fag, the Triangle Foundation
The Journal of Psychology and Christianity (Christian Association for Psychological Studies)
The Journal of Intergroup Relations (National Association of Human Rights Workers)
Rudy Serra attended Central Michigan University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in psychology and communication. He then earned a Master’s Degree with a major in communication with a specialty in counseling.
Rudy continued his studies at Wayne State University earning a Juris Doctor in Law with a specialty in legislative drafting.
After working full-
He was an Officer-