Paul D. Borman

Field of work: 
Law

A native of Detroit, Judge Paul D. Borman is a graduate of Mumford High School. He received a B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1959. He earned a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1962 and an LL.M from Yale Law School in 1964. Borman was a staff attorney on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights from 1962 to 1963. He was also an Assistant U.S. attorney from 1964 to 1965 and later acted as vice-president and house counsel for Borman Food Stores, Inc. On August 9, 1994, the Senate confirmed him as a federal judge for the Eastern District of Michigan where he served as Chief Federal Defender from 1979-1994. Judge Borman also served as a Professor at Wayne State University Law School from 1968 - 1979 and as an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Michigan Law School from 1979-1995. He is the co-author of the casebook "White Collar Crime: Law and Practice.”Among his honors, Borman was the recipient of the Jewish Federation’s Fred M. Butzel Award for Distinguished Community Service in 2007.