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Michigan Fourth District Court of Appeals

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The Michigan Fourth District Court of Appeals is located in Lansing, Michigan.

The Fourth District includes the following counties: Alcona, Alger, Alpena, Antrim, Arenac, Baraga, Bay, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Clare, Clinton, Crawford, Delta, Dickinson, Emmet, Gladwin, Gogebic, Grand Traverse, Gratiot, Houghton, Huron, Ingham, Iosco, Iron, Isabella, Kalkaska, Keweenaw, Lake, Lapeer, Leelanau, Livingston, Luce, Mackinac, Marquette, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Menominee, Midland, Missaukee, Montcalm, Montmorency, Oceana, Ogemaw, Ontonagon, Osceola, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon, Saginaw, St. Clair, Sanilac, Schoolcraft, Tuscola, and Wexford.[1]


Former judges


The Michigan Court of Appeals was created by the Constitution of 1963, Article VI, Section 1, under which the State of Michigan has "one court of justice." According to the Michigan Court of Appeals website, "The judicial power of the state is vested exclusively in one court of justice which shall be divided into one supreme court, one court of appeals, one trial court of general jurisdiction known as the circuit court, one probate court, and courts of limited jurisdiction that the legislature may establish by a two-thirds vote of the members elected to and serving in each house." The original nine judges that served on the Court of Appeals when it first began in 1965 were: Chief Judge T. John Lesinski, Chief Judge pro tempore John W. Fitzgerald, and Judges Robert B. Burns, John H. Gillis, Donald E. Holbrook, Thomas Giles Kavanagh, Louis D. McGregor, Timothy C. Quinn, and John D. Watts. Ronald L. Dzierbicki was Clerk of the Court. Offices were originally located only in Lansing, Detroit and Grand Rapids. The Southfield office was opened in 1994, and was moved to Troy in 2004.[1]

Office location

The Fourth District office is located at Hall of Justice, 925 West Ottawa Street, P.O. Box 30022, Lansing, MI 48909-7522.

See also

External links


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Fourth District, candidates competed for 3 open seats
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
KrauseAmy KrauseApprovedAYesExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
MeterPatrick MeterApprovedAYesExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA
KellyMichael J. Kelly (Michigan)ApprovedAYesExpression error: Unexpected > operator.   ApprovedA


CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
KrauseAmy Krause   ApprovedAYesExpression error: Unexpected > operator.100%   ApprovedA
O'ConnellPeter O'Connell   ApprovedAYesExpression error: Unexpected > operator.100%   ApprovedA
BorrelloStephen Borrello   ApprovedAYesExpression error: Unexpected > operator.100%   ApprovedA