Hon. Martha D. Anderson

Judge Martha D. AndersonChief Circuit Judge Pro Tempore

  • Elected to the Oakland County Circuit Court in November 2002; re-elected 2008 and 2014
  • Assignment to Oakland County Circuit Court Civil/Criminal Division, 2010-Present
  • Assignment to Oakland County Circuit Court Family Division, 2003-2009
  • Oakland County Circuit Court Friend of the Court Referee, 1979-2002
  • Member, Michigan Judges Association Executive Committee
  • Chairperson, Michigan Judges Association Criminal Law Committee
  • Appointed Member, Michigan Community Corrections Board
  • Member, Michigan Department of Human Services, Juvenile Justice Competency Legislation Workgroup; and Michigan Department of Corrections, Presentence Investigation Report/COMPAS Workgroup
  • Judicial Team Leader, American Inns of Court – OCBA Chapter
  • Michigan Judges Association Representative, Michigan Legislative Workgroup for Probation & Parole Reforms (2014-2015); and Michigan Legislative Workgroup for People v. Lockridge Sentencing Guidelines (2014-2015)
  • Court Liaison, Oakland County Bar Association Circuit Court Committee (2011-2014)
  • President, Italian American Bar Association of Michigan (2009-2010)
  • Trustee, CARE House of Oakland County Board of Trustees (2003-2009)
  • Director, Women Officials' Network Board of Directors (2005-2009)
  • Family Law Chairperson, Oakland County Bar Association Bench/Bar Conference (2007)
  • Former Board Member, The Referees Association of Michigan Board of Directors; and Michigan Inter-Professional Association on Marriage, Family and Divorce Board of Directors
  • Former Member, Michigan Supreme Court, Family Division Joint Rules Committee
  • Past Vice-President, Michigan Family Support Council – Southeast Region
  • Past Treasurer, Michigan Family Support Council – State Level
  • Recipient: Oakland County Prosecuting Attorney, Distinguished Service Award; Italian American Bar Association of Michigan, President's Award; Italian American Bar Association of Michigan, Honor Banner Award of Distinction; The Honorable Robert E. Weiss, Award for Excellence in Court Improvement; Oakland County Circuit Court - Family Division, Arthur Eugene Moore Champion of Children Award; Dads & Moms of Michigan, Judiciary Order of Merit for Outstanding Judicial Contributions; and Children's Charter of the Courts of Michigan, Inc., Promoting Improved Justice & Services to Children in Michigan Award, 2016 Italian American Bar Association of Michigan Justinian Award, The 2016 Esteemed Women of Michigan Award
  • Member: State Bar of Michigan, Michigan Judges Association, Oakland County Bar Association, Italian American Bar Association of Michigan, American Inns of Court – OCBA Chapter and Women Officials' Network
  • Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation and Oakland County Bar Foundation
  • Graduate of University of Detroit Law School (1977) and Wayne State University (1973)

COVID-19 Court Protocols

COVID PROTOCOLS for Judge Anderson 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 litigants appearing in Judge Anderson's courtroom, we have adopted the following guidelines.  Please advise your clients and staff so that there are no misunderstandings.