General Trial and Family Division

General Trial Division

Civil and Criminal cases are assigned to Judges Clinton Canady III, Joyce Draganchuk, and James S. Jamo. Judge Rosemarie E. Aquilina is assigned a 100 percent criminal docket. Judge Wanda M. Stokes, located at the Circuit Court office in Mason, has a 100 percent civil docket. 

Family Division

The Family Division of the Circuit Court was implemented on January 1, 1998, pursuant to statue.  Probate Judges Shauna Dunnings and Richard J. Garcia and Circuit Judges Laura Baird and Janelle A. Lawless are permanently assigned to the Family Division.

Due to the commitment of the Family Court to the principle of "One Family, One Judge" it is particularly important to indicate on any new domestic family division filing whether or not there has been a previous case involving the family, or previous assignment to a specific Judge.

A family is identified in Ingham County Circuit Court using Mom as the stem identity.  Ingham County Circuiut Court requests a party information form be completed to assist the Clerk's Office in compliance with the "One Family, One Judge" principle.