Honorable Janelle A. Lawless

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Courtroom 4 located in
Veterans Memorial Courthouse
2nd Floor


  • Elected Circuit Court Judge - January 1, 2003
  • Re-elected 2009, 2015
  • Term Expires - December 31, 2020

Education 

  • Thomas Cooley Law School, J.D. (1981)
  • Central Michigan University, B.S. Political Science (1977)   

 Legal Experience

  • Ingham County Probate Court Administrator/Register/Attorney Referee (1990-2002)
  • Private Practice (1981-1990) 

Associations/Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan - Family Law and Children's Law  Sections
  • Ingham County Bar Association   

Community Involvement

  • Honorary Board Member of the Lansing Area Safety Council
  • Paralegal Advisory Committee, Lansing Community College
  • Hall of Justice Learning Center Advisory Committee
  • Community Corrections Advisory Board