Hon. Jacob James Cunningham

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  • Elected to the Oakland County Circuit Court in November 2018
  • Graduated: Oakland University, 2007; Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2012  
  • Admitted State Bar of Michigan 2012
  • Judicial Clerk for the Hon. Wendy Potts (retired), Oakland County Circuit Court, General Civil Division, 2012-2013; Business Court 2013-2014 
  • Judicial Staff Attorney for the Hon. Mary Ellen Brennan, Oakland County Circuit Court, Family Division, 2014-2018
  • Oakland County Bar Association
    • Chair Professional Development Committee, 2016-2018
    • American Inns of Court, OCBA Chapter, Vice Chancellor, 2021
  • Oakland County Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Other Memberships:
    • American Judges Association
    • Michigan Judges Association
    • Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers
    • Armenian American Bar Association
    • International Association of LGBTQ+ Judges
    • Eastern District of Michigan Federal Bar Association
    • Michigan Inter-Professional Association
    • Michigan Supreme Court's Child Welfare Leadership Workgroup.  
  • ICLE Family Law Institute, Presenter, 2019 and 2020 


In order to better serve the attorneys and litigants appearing in Judge Cunningham’s courtroom, we have adopted the following guidelines.  Please advise your clients and staff so that there are no misunderstandings.  You can obtain a copy of the Protocol by clicking the highlighted link.