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Judge Rosemarie Aquilina: The Future of Justice

Dr. Phil talks to one of the most important and influential judges in recent American history. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina was the first female JAG officer in the U.S. military justice system and the first female commencement speaker at Michigan State University. She presided over the first Zoom jury trial, and is a leading national advocate for victims’ rights, reforming gun safety laws, bail reform, and enacting tough bystander laws. She has presided over some of the biggest trials in the country, including the Larry Nasser sexual assault case and the biggest sexual assault case in the history of the University of Michigan. Bringing a powerful need to be heard and understood to her courtroom, Judge Aquilina is changing the way criminals are brought to justice and the way victims of powerful people are treated.


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About Judge Rosemarie Aquilina:

  • Elected to the 30th Circuit Court for Ingham County in November of 2008.

  • Previously, she served as a 55th District Court Judge for 4 years, during which time she served as Chief Judge as well as the Sobriety Court Judge.

  • Retired Honorably from the Michigan Army National Guard after twenty years of service.

  • She became part of Michigan’s history by becoming the first female JAG Officer in the Michigan Army National Guard when she enlisted. Ultimately, she became one of the most requested JAG Officers because of her dedication to service and the soldiers she served with.

  • Began her legal career serving as the Administrative Assistant to State Senator John F. Kelly for ten years.

  • Thereafter, she partnered with Senator Kelly in a successful lobbying firm, Strategic Governmental Consultants, PLLC.

  • At the same time, she opened Aquilina Law Firm, PLC, which grew to become very successful and which resulted in her becoming the host of Ask the Family Lawyer, which became syndicated

  • In addition, Judge Aquilina is a published author of a fictional novels

  • She is an adjunct professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School where she enjoys teaching classes to include Family Law, Advanced Trial Practice-Family Law, Legislative Process, Defending Battered Women, Animal Law, Child Abuse and Neglect, Elder Law, and Military Law.

  • She is also an adjunct professor at Michigan State University School of Law teaching numerous classes in the Feiger Trial Practice Institute to include Criminal Trial Practice, Civil Trial Practice, Trial Practicum, Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure in the JD and LLM programs.

  • Judge Aquilina earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1984 and her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Michigan State University in 1979.

  • Term Expires - December 2026

Rosemarie The Author

ALL RISE by Rosemarie Aquilina Arrested by detectives for murder of the Chief Judge, former Judge Nicoletta Kikkra learns there isn’t any problem that can’t be solved out of her recently opened Ratification Hair Salon, Spa & Café. Nicoletta’s cowboy boots and every day is wedding hair spray day sense of humor keeps everyone around her in good spirits even when twelve inexplicable bank accounts totaling 1.2 million dollars are discovered in her name—money that detectives pinpoint as her motive to kill.

Triple Cross Killer (Hardcover and Audiobook)

What happens to all of the letters that kids send to Santa Claus through the US mail? In Detroit, Michigan, many of them end up in the hands of Chris Archer, a postal worker who spends his free time designing computer games and uses the children’s wish lists to help detect trends in the toy market.

No harm done until Chris’ brother, Nick Archer, the religiously obsessed, dishonorably discharged fighter pilot and victim of childhood abuse, discovers them and finds out who’s really been naughty and who’s been nice. Possessed of a messiah complex, Nick turns into a charming and athletic serial killer leaving a trail of devastation in two cities, Detroit and Sarasota, connected only by the commercial route he now flies for Delta.

A powerful memoir about finding your voice and using it to change the world - created specifically for the audio format.

Judge Rosemarie Aquilina made headlines with her unprecedented judicial decisions during the Nassar sentencing hearing, but in a life filled with unconventional choices and bold decisions, this was only one of her many extraordinary moments. In this empowering memoir, Judge Aquilina finally shares her own deeply personal story.

Every time Rosemarie was told she couldn’t do something, her response was a resounding, “Just watch me”. She lived these words, first, as a young woman when told she couldn’t pursue a career in the male-dominated legal field. Next, as a government staffer when told she couldn’t be a Judge Advocate General Officer in the Michigan National Guard and a mother. And finally, as a judge when told she should not allow every Sister Survivor to speak in the Nassar case.

Through it all, Judge Aquilina’s grit and perseverance resulted in a uniquely courageous life story. Now she’ll inspire you to make your own bold choices and stand strong in the face of life’s greatest challenges.

Feel No Evil Young, naive, Samantha Armstrong, can never go back to her pampered life style after being brutally raped by Greg Maston, the accountant for her father’s law firm and close family friend.

Fearing she would taint her family’s reputation and disappoint her parents, she chooses not to report the sexual assault. After she trusts Skyler Marks to help her, he takes advantage of her fragile state of mind when she tries to move forward without him to heal and forget her pain.


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