Sheriff Michael O'Grady QC

Michael O`Grady Q.C. was educated at the University of Glasgow , where he graduated with degrees in Law and Politics and Philosophy. He thereafter spent 10 years in Edinburgh practising as a Solicitor, specialising in Criminal Law.  He called to the bar in 1988, again concentrating on crime. he spent over 4 years as an advocate depute. on leaving crown office he returned to practice, but also sat as a part-time Sheriff and was standing junior counsel to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. 

He took silk in 1997. He was chairman of the Advocates` Criminal Law Group.  He has been a Sheriff for 17 years and a Temporary Judge for 14 years.  He was the first Sheriff to be appointed to the Glasgow Drug Court.  He also sits as an appeal Sheriff.  For some years he was a Board Member of SACRO.  His interests are travel, playing and collecting guitars and being in the highlands.