The honorable J. Cedric Simpson was born in Detroit, Michigan and later moved to Ann Arbor with his family. He attended Pioneer High School and was inspired to pursue law at an early age. By the age of fifteen Simpson knew he wanted to pursue a career in law. He sat in on a deposition that changed his life forever. Seeing the Judge and Attorneys in action inspired him use his gifts to help others.
Judge Simpson earned a Bachelor of Science Degree (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and his Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland. In September 1999 Simpson was appointed to the 14A Bench and served as