Hon. Lisa Langton

Presiding Judge of the Family Division

  • Elected Circuit Judge, November 2014; assigned to Family Division, 2015 – present
  • Deputy Court Administrator/Juvenile Register, January 2006 - December 2014
  • Probate/Juvenile Register, January 1998 - January 2006
  • Chief of Probate Estates, April 1995 - January 1998
  • Williams, Williams, Rattner & Plunkett – Associate, October 1987 - April 1995
  • Contributing Author, Michigan Probate Benchbook
  • Presenter, State Bar of Michigan, Estate and Probate Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Michigan Judicial Institute and Oakland County Bar Association trainer on Estate and Protected Individuals Code
  • Member: Michigan Judges Association, Juvenile Competency Legislation Workgroup
  • Fellow: Michigan State Bar Foundation
  • Member: State Court Administrative Office Personal Protection Order (PPO) Advisory Committee
  • Member: Oakland County Bar Association Family Law Committee
  • Member: Oakland County Bar Association Juvenile Law Committee
  • Member: Juvenile Justice Association of Michigan
  • Member: Women Officials Network
  • Member: Oakland County Library Board
  • Board Member: Michigan Inter-Professional Association (MIPA)
  • Past Member: Oakland County Coordinating Council Against Domestic Violence, State Bar of Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Committee, Michigan Forms Committee, Next Generation Model Trial Courts Project, Oakland County Child Death Review State Advisory Team, Oakland County Bar Association Veterans Committee
  • Past President: Michigan Probate and Juvenile Registers Association
  • Recipient, Esteemed Women of Michigan Award (2015)
  • Graduate, Detroit College of Law, (Juris Doctor Degree) Cum Laude, 1988
  • Graduate, Ball State University, Honors College, Bachelor of Science Degree, 1982


   5 Minutes Peace - January 2019, Laches, OCBA

   We Need More Tools In Our Toolbox - May 2019, Laches, OCBA 

   Raising Strong Children - February 2020, Laches, OCBA 

COVID-19 Court Protocols

COVID PROTOCOLS for Judge Langton 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.  

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