Hon. Maureen H. Kinsella

  • Appointed to the Circuit Court on April 27, 2022, by Governor Gretchen Whitmer 
  • Former private practice attorney 1999 – 2022
    • Vice President and a member of the Management Committee at Miller & Tischler, PC in Farmington Hills 
    • Former Litigator representing medical service providers and catastrophically injured persons and their families in no-fault insurance matters   
  • Former Discovery Mediator for the Oakland County Bar Association
  • Former Case Evaluator for the Oakland County Case Evaluation Tribunal
  • Former Executive Committee Member of the Michigan Association of Justice
  • Former Board Member of the Michigan Brain Injury Provider Council
  • Frequent past lecturer for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and other organizations that focused on updates in law and skill development for litigators 
  • Graduate of University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 1999
  • Graduate of State University of New York at Buffalo, 1996 
  • Judge Kinsella has been a longtime resident of Oakland County where she lives with her husband and their children. 


  • American Bar Association
  • Michigan Judges Association
  • National Association of Women Judges
  • Oakland County Bar Association
    • Circuit Court Committee
    • Family Court Committee
    • Juvenile Law Section
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Character and Fitness Committee
    • Civil Procedure and Courts Committee
    • Family Law Section
    • Children's Law Section
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
  • Michigan Association of Justice
  • American Association of Justice


In order to better serve the attorneys and litigants appearing in Judge Kinsella's courtroom, we have adopted the following protocols.  Please advise your clients and staff so that there are no misunderstandings.  These protocols will continue in effect until further notice.

You can obtain a copy of the Protocol by clicking the highlighted link.

NOTICE REGARDING MOTION CALL TIMES - Motion call times on the county website are not always accurate.  Parties should refer to the Zoom Notice/Order of the Court, or contact chambers if you have questions about your scheduled hearing time.  See Chambers Contact Info, below.