Hon. Mary Ellen Brennan

Presiding Judge of the Family Division

  • Presiding Judge, Oakland County Family Court Division
  • Presiding Judge, Oakland County Family-Focused Juvenile Drug Court
  • Elected to the Oakland County Circuit Court on November 4th, 2008
  • Senior member of the Oakland County Family Court Bench
  • Graduate - James Madison College of Michigan State University
  • Graduate - Wayne State University Law School
  • Judicial Staff Attorney, 44th District Court 2002-2008
  • Assistant City Attorney, City of Royal Oak 1998-2002
  • Assistant General Counsel, Meadowbrook Insurance Group 1996-1998
  • Assistant Prosecutor, Oakland County 1990-1996


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.

​For information regarding Judge Brennan's family division assignments, visit Friend of the Court.