Honorable Shauna Dunnings, Chief Probate Judge Pro Tempore


Courtroom located in
Veterans Memorial Courthouse
2nd Floor


    •  Elected Probate Court Judge 2018




    • Howard University School of Law, J.D.  (1989)

    • University of Michigan, B.A. (1984)



    • 30th Circuit Court Administrator/Jury Administrator (2013-2018)

    • 30th Circuit Court Deputy Court Administrator/ Friend of the Court (2007-2013)

    • 56th Circuit Court Assistant Friend of the Court/Attorney Referee (2003-2007)

    • Private Practice (1995-2003)

    • Law Clerk for the Honorable Gordon J. Quist, US District Court for the Western District of Michigan (1994-1995)

    • Private Practice (1990-1994)



    • State Bar of Michigan, Board of Commissioners (2014-current)

    • Ingham County Bar Association (President 2002-2003)

    • Ingham County Bar Foundation (Grant Committee 2002-2018)

    • Women Lawyers Association of Mid-Michigan

    • Davis-Dunnings Bar Association

    • ICLE, Michigan Family Law, co-author Chapter 7 (2013-2018)

    • Lansing Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Diamond Life Member)

    • Lansing/East Lansing Chapter of Links, Incorporated

    • NAACP Life Member


    Community Involvement

    • Trial Court Funding Commission (2017-2019)

    • Resolution Services Center of Central Michigan, Board of Directors (2013-2018)

    • State Court Administrative Office, County Clerk Ministerial Duties Workgroup (2017)

    • State Court Administrative Office, Ability to Pay Workgroup (2014)

    • State Court Administrative Office, Mediation Confidentiality and Standard Committee (2008-2010)

    • Friend of the Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Work Group (2010)

    • Friend of the Court Bureau Advisory Committee (2008-2013)

    • Governor’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect (2006-2013)