Judge Gene Hunt spent his entire working life protecting the rights of people. Born in 1955, Gene’s family moved to Dearborn when he was a child. He grew up in Dearborn and attended Fordson High School, Henry Ford Community College, and the University of Michigan – Dearborn. Gene went on to earn his law degree from Wayne State University Law School.
Gene proudly served as a United States Marine and has been an attorney for 31 years. For more than 20 years he has served as the court-appointed attorney for the 19th District Court, representing indigent defendants. As court appointed attorney he appeared in court up to five days a week and handled more than 10,000 cases in the Dearborn court.
In 2016, with his continued pursuit to guarantee equal access to justice for all citizens, Gene ran for his first judicial election. On November 8, 2016, voters elected him to serve as the next 19th District Court Judge for the City of Dearborn, effective January 1, 2017.
Gene is married to his wife Carol. Married for 33 years, the Hunts have dedicated their careers to public service and are the proud parents of two daughters, both raised in Dearborn.