Honorable JOYCE DRAGANCHUK, Chief Judge Pro Tempore

 

Courtroom located in
Veterans Memorial Courthouse
3rd Floor

 

                     Presiding Judge, General Trial Division
                 Business Court Judge

  • Elected Circuit Court Judge - November 2004
  • Re-elected 2010, 2016
  • Term Expires - January 2023  
Education
  • Wayne State University Law School, J.D. (1986), cum laude
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn, B.A. (1983), with distinction   
Legal Experience 
  • Ingham County Assistant Prosecutor (1988 - 2001) and Chief Assistant Prosecutor (2001 - 2004)
  • Michigan Court of Appeals Research Attorney (1986 - 1987) and Law Clerk to Judge Robert Danhof (1987 - 1988)
  Associations/Affiliations
  • State Bar of Michigan, admitted 1986
  • Ingham County Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
  • American College of Business Court Judges
  • Michigan State Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Ingham County Bar Foundation
  • MSU Inn of Court   
Community Involvement
  • Volunteer, Meals-On-Wheels (1997 - present)
  • Board Member, WAI-IAM (Rise Lansing)
  • People's Law School (Sept. 2015)
  • Guest speaker at local high schools & middle schools
  • Presenter for Michigan Judicial Institute
  • Committee Member, Ingham County Bench/Bar Conference
  • Guest Lecturer, WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School (2009 - 2013)
  • Criminal Defense Attorney Trainer
  • Ingham County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Speaker/Lecturer