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Civil/Criminal Division (Overview)

The Civil/Criminal Division of the Oakland County Circuit Court was developed in coordination with the Family Division in 1998. All cases under the jurisdiction of Circuit Courts that were not specifically dedicated to the Family Division under PA 338 of 1996 were assigned to the jurisdiction of this new division.

The Fourteen Elected Judges within the Civil/Criminal Division handle:
  • Civil cases valued over $25,000
  • Felony criminal cases
  • Appeals from courts of lesser jurisdiction and administrative agencies
  • Adult Treatment Court
This division includes the Case Management Office, which schedules and tracks cases through disposition and coordinates Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), and the Jury Office, which is responsible for jury operations and obtaining jurors for the Courts, supports the judges in this division, as well as 60 judicial staff and administrative support staff.