Justice Michael H. Tulloch, a judge of the Superior Court of Justice in Brampton, was recently appointed a judge of the Ontario Court of Appeal, to replace Justice H.S. LaForme, who was elected to become a supernumerary judge, effective June 30.
Justice Tulloch was born in Manchester, Jamaica and immigrated to Toronto in 1973 as a child. He received a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1989 and was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1991.
Appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Justice in 2003, he was the youngest and one of only three black judges on any Superior Court in Canada.
Prior to his appointment, Justice Tulloch was in private practice and was also a special prosecuting agent with the Department of Justice of Canada. His main area of practice was criminal law.
Justice Tulloch was Chair of a review panel of Osgoode Hall Law Schoolís admissions policy in 2006. He is a member of the Ontario Superior Courtís Education Committee and of the National Judicial Institute.
He is an academic fellow of both McLaughlin and Vanier College of York University. He is a founding member and patron of the Second Chance Scholarship Foundation and Chair of the Advisory Board to the Black Business and Professional Association. He was a frequent speaker in various post-secondary institutions as well as professional and community forums.