Effective September 2, 2014, The Honorable Donald E. Shelton will retire from the Washtenaw County Trial Court following 24 years of service on the bench. Judge Shelton’s civil and juvenile dockets are reassigned to Judge Timothy Connors. Judge Shelton’s criminal docket will remain intact and will be managed by visiting judge Daniel Burress (retired). Please contact Court Administrator Dan Dwyer at email@example.com with any questions.
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In accordance with MCL 600.8031 et seq,the Washtenaw County Trial Court is pleased to announce the implementation of a Specialized Business Court effective July 1, 2013. Local Administrative Order 2013-01J outlines the specifics of the Specialized Business Court. The primary Judge assigned to our Business Court is the Honorable Archie C. Brown.Please note: The Washtenaw County Trial Court has updated our "Filing of Judge's Copies in Domestic Relations and Civil Cases" effective January 13, 2014. We continue our policy that any Motion, or Answer to a Motion filed in domestic relations and civil cases must also provide a "Judge's Copy" at the time of filing. However, our previous 2 week scheduling rule has been eliminated. See complete policy here.
The Washtenaw County Trial Court consists of two divisions:
The Trial Court has a unified Administration, which supports both divisions.
Mission of the Washtenaw County Trial Court
To provide opportunities for people and organizations to obtain the peaceful resolution of public and private disputes in a fair, efficient, and timely manner.