Hon. James M. Alexander

Judge James M. Alexander
  • Appointed to the Oakland County Circuit Court by Governor John Engler in August, 2001
  • Currently assigned to the Oakland County Business Court
  • Chief Judge Pro Tem, 2005-2009; Presiding Judge of the Family Division, 2004-2008
  • Michigan Judges Association (President, 2010)
  • Former Member, Michigan Judicial Council (Chair - 2015)
  • Former Member, Trial Court Funding Commission
  • Director-Governor's Southeast Michigan Office, 1999-2001
  • Member-State Bar Judicial Crossroads Task Force (Vice Chair, Court Structure and Resources Committee); Board of State Canvassers, 1991-1999; Electoral College, 1980
  • Recipient of the OCBA Frances Avadenka and Public Servant of the Year awards; OCRC John O'Brien Award; and the Hilda Gage Award from the Michigan Judges' Association
  • Named a 2016 "Leader in the Law" by Lawyers Weekly
  • Fellow-Oakland County Bar and Michigan State Bar Foundations
  • Graduate of Miami University and the University of Detroit Law School

COVID-19 Court Protocols

COVID PROTOCOLS for Judge Alexander will continue in effect until further notice.  However, if the Governor, Legislature, or the Supreme Court issue an order requiring an extension of existing shelter at home requirements, these protocols will continue until such an extension terminates.

During the duration of this order, the court will not conduct in-court, personal, proceedings. The COVID-19 Court Protocols takes precedent over the below protocol.



In order to better serve the attorneys and parties appearing in Judge Alexander's courtroom, the following guidelines have been adopted.  Please advise your clients and staff accordingly. Model Business Court Protective Order