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Clerk/Register Of Deeds
Karen A. Spranger
120 N Main, Mount Clemens, MI 48043
(586) 469-5120

Macomb County District and Municipal Courts

District Courts have exclusive jurisdiction of all civil litigation up to $25,000 and also handle garnishments, eviction proceedings, land contract forfeitures, civil infractions, and other proceedings. For criminal cases, the district court conducts preliminary examinations in felony cases and handles all misdemeanors where punishment does not exceed one year in jail including arraignment, sentence, and setting and acceptance of bail. District judges may appoint magistrates. The magistrates may set bail and accept bonds in criminal matters, accept guilty pleas, sentence for traffic, motor carrier, dog, game, snowmobile and boat law violations, and issue arrest and search warrants. Attorney magistrates may hear small claims cases. Magistrates may, at the direction of the Chief Judge, perform other duties allowed by statute.

Municipal Court civil jurisdiction is limited to $1,500. Its criminal jurisdiction is similar to district court. Municipal judges must be lawyers, residents, and electors of their cities. They are paid by the municipality and are elected for four-year terms as provided by city charter. They are part-time judges and may practice law outside of the courtroom.

GROSSE POINTE WOODS MUNICIPAL COURT - SHORES DIVISION *

795 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236   Phone: 313-881-5503;   Fax: 313-640-1661

Serving: Lake Township

  • Honorable Matthew R. Rumora -- Term expires 01-01-14

Court Administrator -- Madeline Eberhardt

*Please note: This court does not perform marriages.

37th DISTRICT COURT

8300 Common Road, Warren, MI 48093   Phone: 586-574-4900;   Fax: 586-574-4932 AND

7070 East Ten Mile Road, Center Line, MI 48015  Phone: (586) 757-8333;   Fax: (586) 759-9611
Website: http://www.37thdistrictcourt.net
Serving: Center Line and Warren

  • Honorable John M. Chmura, Chief Judge -- Term expires: 01-01-19
  • Honorable Jennifer M. Faunce -- Term expires: 01-01-17
  • Honorable Matthew P. Sabaugh -- Term expires: 01-01-19

Magistrate and Court Administrator -- Robert J. Curtis

38th DISTRICT COURT

16101 Nine Mile, Eastpointe, MI 48021  Phone: 586-445-5020;   Fax: 586-445-5060
Website: http://www.38thdistrictcourt.us/

Serving: Eastpointe

  • Honorable Carl F. Gerds, III, Chief Judge -- Term expires: 01-01-15

Court Administrator -- Karen Haydett

39-A DISTRICT COURT

29733 Gratiot, Roseville, MI 48066  Phone: 586-773-2010;   Fax: 586-445-5070

Website: http://www.ci.roseville.mi.us/

Serving: Roseville and Fraser

  • Honorable Catherine B. Steenland, Chief Judge -- Term expires: 01-01-17
  • Honorable Marco A. Santia -- Term expires: 01-01-15
  • Honorable Joseph F. Boedeker -- Term expires: 01-01-15

Court Administrator -- Melissa King Shannon

39-B DISTRICT COURT

33000 Garfield, P.O. Box 10, Fraser, MI 48026  Phone: 586-293-3137;   Fax: 586-296-8499

Website: http://www.micityoffraser.com

Office hours: Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Serving: Fraser

For Judges and Court Administrator, see 39-A District Court (above).

40th DISTRICT COURT

27701 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores, MI 48081  Phone: 586-445-5280;   Fax: 586-445-4003

Serving: St. Clair Shores

  • Honorable Mark A. Fratarcangeli, Chief Judge -- Term expires: 01-01-19
  • Honorable Joseph Craigen Oster -- Term expires: 01-01-15

Court Administrator -- Carolyn Povich

41-A DISTRICT COURT Shelby Township

51660 Van Dyke, Shelby Township, MI 48316

Phone: 586-739-7325;   Traffic/Criminal Fax: 586-726-4555;   Civil Fax: 586-997-6172

E-mail: 41a@shelbytwp.org

Office hours: Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Serving: Macomb Township, Shelby Township, Utica

  • Honorable Douglas P. Shepherd -- Term expires: 01-01-19

Magistrate -- Michael Osaer     Court Administrator -- Laura Porter

41-A DISTRICT COURT Sterling Heights

40111 Dodge Park, Sterling Heights, MI 48313

Phone: (586) 446-2500;   Fax: (586) 276-4074

Serving: Sterling Heights

  • Honorable Michael S. Maceroni, Chief Judge -- Term expires: 01-01-15
  • Honorable Stephen S. Sierawski -- Term expires: 01-01-17
  • Honorable Kimberley A. Wiegand -- Term expires: 01-01-19

Court Administrator -- Lynn McKheen

41-B DISTRICT COURT

22380 Starks Drive, Clinton Township, MI 48036   MAPQUEST

Phone: (586) 469-9300;   Fax: (586) 469-1651

Serving: Clinton Township, Harrison Township, Mount Clemens

  • Honorable Sebastian Lucido, Chief Judge -- Term expires: 01-01-19
  • Honorable Linda Davis -- Term expires: 01-01-15
  • Honorable Carrie Lynn Fuca -- Term expires: 01-01-17

Court Administrator/Magistrate -- Kim Silvestro

Deputy Court Administrator -- Robin Morosini

Magistrate -- Daniel Goulette  

42nd DISTRICT COURT (Division I)

14713 – 33 Mile, P.O. Box 6, Romeo, MI 48065

Phone: (586) 752-9679;   Fax: (586) 752-1906

Serving: Armada and Armada Township, Bruce Township, Memphis, Ray Township, Richmond and Richmond Township, Romeo, Washington Township

  • Honorable Denis R. LeDuc -- Term expires: 01-01-15

Magistrate -- Richard D. McLean

Court Administrator -- Sandy Kegler

42nd DISTRICT COURT (Division II)

35071 23 Mile Rd., New Baltimore, MI 48047

Phone: (586) 725-9500;   Fax: (586) 725-1404

Serving: Chesterfield Township, Lenox Township, New Baltimore, New Haven

  • Honorable William H. Hackel III -- Term expires:01-01-19

Magistrate -- Joseph Cozzolino

Magistrate -- Joseph Plawecki

Court Administrator -- Marlisa Beauchemin

MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS – SECOND DISTRICT

201 W. Big Beaver, Suite 800, Troy, MI 48084-4127

Clerk’s Office Phone: (248) 524-8700

Website: http://courts.mi.gov/courts/coa/

  • Honorable Mark J. Cavanagh -- Term expires: 01-01-15
  • Honorable Pat M. Donofrio -- Term expires: 01-01-17
  • Honorable Elizabeth L. Gleicher -- Term expires: 01-01-19
  • Honorable Kathleen Jansen -- Term expires: 01-01-19
  • Honorable Henry William Saad -- Term expires: 01-01-15
  • Honorable Deborah A. Servitto -- Term expires: 01-01-19

The Court of Appeals was established by the 1963 State Constitution as an “intermediate” appellate court between the Supreme Court and Circuit Court. State law establishes jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals, but its practice and procedures are governed by Supreme Court rule.

MICHIGAN SUPREME COURT

P.O. Box 30052, Lansing, MI 48909

Clerk’s Office Phone: (517) 373-0120

Website: http://www.courts.michigan.gov/courts/michigansupremecourt/pages/default.aspx

E-mail: MSC-Info@courts.mi.gov

  • Chief Justice, Robert P. Young, Jr. -- Term expires: 01-01-19
  • Justice Michael F. Cavanagh -- Term expires: 01-01-15
  • Justice Stephen J. Markman -- Term expires: 01-01-13
  • Justice Mary Beth Kelly -- Term expires: 01-01-18
  • Justice Brian K. Zahra -- Term expires 01-01-19
  • Justice Bridget Mary McCormack -- Term expires 01-01-19
  • Justice David F. Viviano -- Term expires: 01-01-17

The Supreme Court is the highest court in the state, hearing cases appealed from the Court of Appeals.

The Supreme Court is responsible for the general administrative supervision of all courts in the state. It also establishes rules for practice and procedures in all courts.

UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT – EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN

211 W. Fort Street, Suite 2100, Detroit, MI 48226

Clerk’s Office Phone: (313) 234-0065

Website: http://www.mieb.uscourts.gov

Clerk’s Office hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Chief Judge Phillip J. Shefferly
  • Honorable Marci B. McIvor
  • Honorable Daniel S. Opperman
  • Honorable Steven W. Rhodes
  • Honorable Walter Shapero
  • Honorable Thomas J. Tucker

The Bankruptcy Court is a unit of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and has been given jurisdiction over most matters related to bankruptcy cases.