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

COVID-19 Court Protocols

COVID PROTOCOLS for Judge Brennan 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 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. 

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