Judicial Circuit Court Alpena & Montmorency Counties

Michael G. Mack Chief Judge
Susan Szymanski Court Administrator

26th Judicial Circuit Court
720 W. Chisholm
STE #1
Alpena, Michigan 49707-2453
Phone (989) 354-9573
Fax (989) 354-9643
Alpena County Friend Of The Court
County Annex Building
719 W. Chisholm
STE #1
Alpena, Michigan 49707-2452
Phone (989) 354-9710
Fax (989) 354-9787
Family Division of Circuit Court
County Annex Building
719 W. Chisholm
STE #8
Alpena, Michigan 49707-2452
Phone (989) 354-9696
Fax (989) 354-9786
Closed on County Holidays
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Office of the 26th Circuit Court for Alpena & Montmorency Counties

Honorable Michael G. Mack……..Circuit Court Chief Judge
Susan Szymanski…………………Court Administrator
Marcia Burns……………………....Assignment Clerk/ADR Clerk
Joan LaMarre……………………...Deputy Assignment Clerk
Jennifer Gryniewicz …………….…Scheduling Clerk
Lucas Patton......………….…….…Law Clerk

All Court offices are open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and are closed from noon to 1:00 p.m. for lunch. 26th Circuit Court is a multi-county circuit including Alpena and Montmorency Counties. The Court is closed on holidays designated by the Michigan Supreme Court, which are New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve.

Alpena CountyIn Alpena County, Criminal/Civil Motion Days are held twice monthly on Mondays, and Domestic Motion Days are held twice monthly on Tuesdays all before the Honorable Michael G. Mack. There may be exceptions due to holidays or vacation scheduling. Montmorency County In Montmorency, Criminal/Civil/Domestic Motion Days are held twice monthly on Mondays before the Honorable Michael G. Mack. Scheduling For all Alpena & Montmorency County Circuit Court scheduling, please call the Assignment/ADR Clerk, Marcia Burns, at (989)354-9573.

The following motion dates are subject to change:

2015 Motion Day Calendar (printable)

Circuit Court is the trial court of general jurisdiction in Michigan for civil actions, claims and remedies within the county except for matters handled by District and Probate Court. Circuit Court has jurisdiction over civil cases with amounts over $25,000, cases involving land and all criminal matters that carry a one-year sentence or more. District Court handles those cases involving disputes of $25,000 or less. Also included are equitable claims, such as specific performance of sales of land, injunctive relief and certain statutory exclusive jurisdictions, such as mortgage foreclosures and construction lien foreclosures. The Circuit Court also hears cases appealed from lower courts and from some administrative agencies of state government. In addition, the Circuit Court has superintending control over other courts within the judicial circuit, subject to final superintending control of the Supreme Court. Quiet Title actions affecting real property are heard in Circuit Court.

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