Hon. Jeffery S. Matis

Chief Circuit Judge Pro Tempore

  • Presiding Judge of the Adult Treatment Court
  • Appointed Circuit Judge, November 2015; assigned to Family Division, 2015 – 2018 and Civil/Criminal Division, 2019 - Present
  • Graduate of University of Detroit School of Law, 1994
  • Graduate of Oakland University, 1990
  • Former Vice Chairman, Oakland County Board of Commissioners, 2011 – 2015
  • Former Rochester City Councilman, 2007 – 2010
  • Former private practice attorney, 1994 – 2015
  • Former Adjunct Professor of Law, Western Michigan University Thomas Cooley School of Law
  • Member Oakland County Bar Association
  • Former Board Member, Rochester Area Youth Assistance (RAYA)
  • Former Board Member, Rochester Older Persons Commission (OPC)

COVID-19 Court Protocols

COVID PROTOCOLS for Judge Matis will continue in effect through May 29, 2020.  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.

Protocol

DUE TO THE CURRENT EMERGENCY PLEASE REVIEW COVID-19 PROTOCOL FOR PROCEDURAL CHANGES

In order to better serve the attorneys and litigants appearing in the courtroom of Judge Matis, we have adopted the following guidelines.  Please advise your clients and staff so that there are no misunderstandings.