About Me

Future Judge
  • Lifelong resident of Royal Oak Township, now Oak Park voting District also including Oak Park, Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge – Oakland County Michigan
  • Son of decorated veteran and USPS letter carrier Clarence McRipley, Sr. and dedicated mother/housewife Christiana McRipley, Brothers – Dr. Clarence McRipley, Jr. M.D. (Vietnam Veteran), Roger McRipley (Retired Teacher); Sisters – Claudia Loyd (Retired Medical Technician), Rosalind Cobb (Homemaker)
  • Proud father of three children Marlena, Gil Jr. and Lauren (administrator, Michigan grad, Parsons grad) and three grandchildren
  • Ferndale High School, 1975
  • University of Detroit (BA), 1979; Charter member Pi Sigma Alpha – Honorary Political Science Assoc., Oak Grove AME – Elizabeth Crews Scholarship
  • University of Michigan (MA), 1982 – Political Science, awarded fellowship for Doctoral Studies
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School (JD), 1984
  • Teacher, Detroit Public Schools, 1979-88; Social Studies
  • Supervisor, Royal Oak Township, 1984-88 (elected); Selected one of 30 Leaders of the Future “Ebony” Magazine
  • Solo practitioner, 1988-Present representing all individuals including indigent clients in civil, domestic handling minor personal injury and probate cases in the tri-county area. Over 32 years of legal and trial experience. Handling high profile federal misdemeanor and felony capital cases.
Ebony Magazine – November 1988 – “30 Leaders of the Future”