Hon. Victoria A. Valentine

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COVID-19 Court Protocol

Judicial Biography

  • Assigned to the Oakland County Business Court, June 2022
  • Elected to the Oakland County Circuit Court, November 2016
  • Admitted to the Michigan State Bar (1998); U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; and U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Awarded the Martindale-Hubbell highest rating of AV and the 2011 Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Recognized by DBusiness as a Top Lawyer
  • Active member of the Michigan State Bar:
    • Committee on Civil Procedure and Courts (2011-Present)
    • Past Designated Committee Member of the Constitutional Law Section
    • Past Member Real Estate Sub-Section
  • Past Member, State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly:
    • Assembly Review Committee
    • Drafting Committee
    • Special Issues Committee
  • Active Member of the Oakland County Bar Association:
    • President-Elect (immediately prior to election)
    • Board of Directors
    • Circuit Court Committee; Chair
    • Post-Bench/Bar Task Force Committee
    • Case Conference Pilot Program
    • Standard Protective Order Subcommittee
    • Legislative Review Subcommittee
    • Chair of the Laches Subcommittee
    • Designated Committee Member OCBA Membership Committee
  • Trustee of the Oakland County Bar Foundation
  • Michigan Association for Justice Executive Board (2010-2012)
  • Mentor in the New Lawyers Pro Bono Program
  • Expert Contributor for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Past Member of the Advisory Board for the Institute of Transnational Arbitration
  • Past Recipient of the United Way/Junior League's Governor's Honor Roll
  • Past Chair of the Oversight Committee for the Pontiac Alumni Foundation (PAF)
  • Past Co-Chair Pontiac Alumni Foundation Grant Committee
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School – Presenter at the "Speaker Series: Women in the Law" Program
  • Junior League of Birmingham Phenomenal Women Award (March 2004)
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Pro Bono Recognition United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan (2001)
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Michigan High School Mock Trial Tournament, Detroit Regional (2001)

COVID-19 Court Protocols

COVID PROTOCOLS for Judge Valentine 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 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.