Hon. Cheryl A. Matthews

  • Elected to the Oakland County Circuit Court bench, November 2, 2004
  • Chief, Child Sexual Assault Section, Oakland County Prosecutors Office, June 1997 - December 2004
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Oakland County Prosecutors Office, October 1991 - June 1997
  • Instructor, Oakland Police Academy, 1991 - 2004
  • Associate, Chadbourne & Parke, New York, NY, 1989 - 1991
  • Member: State Bar of Michigan, New York State Bar, Fraternal Order of Police, Oakland County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team
  • Board Member, Oakland County Child Abuse and Neglect Council, 1999 - 2005
  • Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation
  • Appointee, Governor’s Task Force on Childrens Justice, 1998 - 2004
  • Appointee, Governor’s Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children, 2014 - 2015
  • Lector, St. Hugo of the Hills Catholic Church, Bloomfield Hills, MI
  • Graduate, Fordham University School of Law, New York (Juris Doctor Degree), 1989
  • Graduate, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Bachelor of Arts), 1985


In order to better serve the attorneys and litigants in the Oakland County Circuit Court-Family Division, the family division judges 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.