Statement regarding the death of former Chief Justice James H. Brickley.

Contact: Susan Shafer (517) 335-6397

September 29, 2001


"Today, Michigan has lost a valued son, one who lived and served our state with distinction and integrity over many years.


"His distinguished career, which extended across all levels of government -- from federal to state and county to municipal – confirmed his strong commitment to public service. James Brickley was a true public servant dedicating his life to serving the men and women of Michigan.


"Our prayers are with Justice Brickley’s family as we mourn their loss."