Honorable Shauna Dunnings, Chief Circuit and Probate Judge Pro Tempore

Courtroom 1 located in
Veterans Memorial Courthouse
2nd Floor

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  • Elected Probate Court Judge November 2018


  • Howard University School of Law, J.D. 
  • University of Michigan, B.A. 


  • 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 (2014-2020)
  • Ingham County Bar Association (President 2002-2003)
  • Ingham County Bar Foundation Grant Committee (2002-2020)
  • 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)