Hon. Victoria A. Valentine

  • 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 F 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)


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 Valentine's family division assignments, visit Friend of the Court.