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Kym Worthy

First African-American Woman to Serve as a County Prosecutor in Michigan

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 Kym Worthy Biography

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy received her undergraduate degree in economics and political science from the University of Michigan, and her law degree from the University of Notre Dame School of Law. In 1984, she began her legal career at the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, and in 1989, she became the first African-American selected by the office as a Special Assignment Prosecutor. She specialized in high profile murder cases, including the prosecution of Toni Cato Riggs (convicted of the murder of her husband, a returning Gulf War Veteran) and of two Detroit Police Officers convicted in the beating death of motorist Malice Green.

In 1994, Worthy was elected to the Detroit Recorder's Court (now the Wayne County Circuit Court) and during the next nine years, she presided over hundreds of serious felony cases and was re-elected to the court twice by overwhelming margins. As a judge, she served on numerous court committees and sat on the Board of Directors for the Wayne County Criminal Advocacy Program, which provides training and continuing legal education for felony trial attorneys. She was on the faculty of the Michigan Judicial Institute, which trains new judges, and was President of the Association of Black Judges of Michigan from 2001-2002. Worthy was also a Master of the Bench for the American Inns of Court, a member of the Wolverine Bar Association, and a member of the Michigan Judges Association. In the fall of 2007, the State Bar of Michigan conferred the prestigious Frank J. Kelley Distinguished Public Service Award upon Worthy, recognizing her many career achievements, including the many innovative programs and new units that she has created in her role as the Wayne County Prosecutor. On January 6, 2004, Worthy came full circle in her career and returned to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, this time as the Wayne County Prosecutor, the first African American and the first female to hold the position.

Worthy has been an adjunct professor of criminal law at the University of Detroit/Mercy and has lectured at Harvard Law School, the University of Notre Dame Law School, Wayne State University Law School and the Universite des Sciences Sociales in Toulouse, France. She has lectured for the National College of District Attorneys, the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan, and the Detroit Police Department.

Worthy is working on resolving a massive backlog of unprocessed rape kits in Detroit. She is currently featured in the HBO documentary "I AM EVIDENCE," produced by Mariska Hargitay, that examines the rape kit crisis around the country.

Worthy is active in The United Way, The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, The Lead Poisoning Task Force of Michigan, the Optimist Club, and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She created the Alexandra Simone Fund for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Henry Ford Hospital in memory of her deceased daughter. The fund provides services to the parents of prematurely born infants. An advocate for all children, she frequently speaks out about the need for fostering and adoption of children who do not have a permanent home. Worthy was named one of "America's Best and Brightest" by two nationally-circulated magazines, and has received over 100 other awards and honors for her public service and community leadership. She is a sought-after motivational speaker for youth, civic, and church organizations.

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  • Kym Worthy | Time

    Kym Worthy is the Wayne County Prosecutor, in charge of the Detroit area. She leads a small team that is investigating more than 11,000 abandoned, untested ...

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Kym Worthy

First African-American Woman to Serve as a County Prosecutor in Michigan

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Kym Worthy Biography

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy received her undergraduate degree in economics and political science from the University of Michigan, and her law degree from the University of Notre Dame School of Law. In 1984, she began her legal career at the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, and in 1989, she became the first African-American selected by the office as a Special Assignment Prosecutor. She specialized in high profile murder cases, including the prosecution of Toni Cato Riggs (convicted of the murder of her husband, a returning Gulf War Veteran) and of two Detroit Police Officers convicted in the beating death of motorist Malice Green.

In 1994, Worthy was elected to the Detroit Recorder's Court (now the Wayne County Circuit Court) and during the next nine years, she presided over hundreds of serious felony cases and was re-elected to the court twice by overwhelming margins. As a judge, she served on numerous court committees and sat on the Board of Directors for the Wayne County Criminal Advocacy Program, which provides training and continuing legal education for felony trial attorneys. She was on the faculty of the Michigan Judicial Institute, which trains new judges, and was President of the Association of Black Judges of Michigan from 2001-2002. Worthy was also a Master of the Bench for the American Inns of Court, a member of the Wolverine Bar Association, and a member of the Michigan Judges Association. In the fall of 2007, the State Bar of Michigan conferred the prestigious Frank J. Kelley Distinguished Public Service Award upon Worthy, recognizing her many career achievements, including the many innovative programs and new units that she has created in her role as the Wayne County Prosecutor. On January 6, 2004, Worthy came full circle in her career and returned to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, this time as the Wayne County Prosecutor, the first African American and the first female to hold the position.

Worthy has been an adjunct professor of criminal law at the University of Detroit/Mercy and has lectured at Harvard Law School, the University of Notre Dame Law School, Wayne State University Law School and the Universite des Sciences Sociales in Toulouse, France. She has lectured for the National College of District Attorneys, the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan, and the Detroit Police Department.

Worthy is working on resolving a massive backlog of unprocessed rape kits in Detroit. She is currently featured in the HBO documentary "I AM EVIDENCE," produced by Mariska Hargitay, that examines the rape kit crisis around the country.

Worthy is active in The United Way, The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, The Lead Poisoning Task Force of Michigan, the Optimist Club, and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She created the Alexandra Simone Fund for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Henry Ford Hospital in memory of her deceased daughter. The fund provides services to the parents of prematurely born infants. An advocate for all children, she frequently speaks out about the need for fostering and adoption of children who do not have a permanent home. Worthy was named one of "America's Best and Brightest" by two nationally-circulated magazines, and has received over 100 other awards and honors for her public service and community leadership. She is a sought-after motivational speaker for youth, civic, and church organizations.

Kym Worthy Videos

  • Clifford & Kym Worthy | One Detroit Clip
    Stephen sits down with Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy and her father, Clifford Worthy, to talk about Clifford's new autobiography that details...
  • What happened when we tested thousands of abandoned rape kits in Detroit
    In 2009, 11,341 untested rape kits -- some dating back to the 1980s -- were found in an abandoned warehouse once used by the Detroit police to store...
  • Kym Worthy | 2017 Detroit Policy Conference=
    Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy took the Sound Board stage during a session sponsored by Comcast Business to talk about the 11,341 untested sexual...

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  • How much does it cost to book Kym Worthy?

    Booking fees for Kym Worthy, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kym Worthy, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kym Worthy?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kym Worthy for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kym Worthy for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kym Worthy or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kym Worthy or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kym Worthy is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kym Worthy for your event is available upon request. Kym Worthy generally travels from Detroit, MI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Blake Von D, Kristie Kennedy, Lauren Lake, Minyon Moore and Angela Glover Blackwell. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kym Worthy for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Kym Worthy Speaker Videos

  • Clifford & Kym Worthy | One Detroit Clip
    Stephen sits down with Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy and her father, Clifford Worthy, to talk about Clifford's new autobiography that details his experiences as a West Point grad and soldier...
    What happened when we tested thousands of abandoned rape kits in Detroit
    In 2009, 11,341 untested rape kits -- some dating back to the 1980s -- were found in an abandoned warehouse once used by the Detroit police to store evidence. When this scandal was uncovered,...
  • Kym Worthy | 2017 Detroit Policy Conference=
    Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy took the Sound Board stage during a session sponsored by Comcast Business to talk about the 11,341 untested sexual assault kits that were discovered in a Detroit...

Kym Worthy News

  • Kym Worthy | Time

    Kym Worthy is the Wayne County Prosecutor, in charge of the Detroit area. She leads a small team that is investigating more than 11,000 abandoned, untested ...

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