Courts


Michigan Circuit Court Appeals

Some trial court decisions may be appealed directly to the highest court, the Michigan Supreme Court, however, this is rare, and most appeals of a trial court decision are heard by the Court of Appeals. Appellate court decisions are often published, which means they become part of the overall body of law in the state and can be relied on as examples for other cases. For this reason, you need a qualified appellate lawyer because simply making an appeal does not mean you will be granted one.

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Michigan Court of Appeals

The Michigan Court of Appeals is an “intermediate” appellate court between the Supreme Court and the Michigan trial courts. Appellate court decisions are often published, which means they become part of the overall body of law in the state and can be relied on as examples for other cases. For this reason, you need a qualified appellate lawyer because simply making an appeal does not mean you will be granted one. How your appeal is presented to the court is critical in getting your case accepted for review or reconsideration by any appellate court.

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About the Michigan Supreme Court

Information about the purpose and scope of the Michigan Supreme Court of Appeals, types of cases heard, as well as the appeals process from application for review to oral argument to final opinion.

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Michigan Supreme Court Justices

The process involved in becoming a Michigan Supreme Court Justice. Also, a list of the current Supreme Court Justices serving on the bench.

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Michigan Supreme Court Appeals

Information about the Michigan Supreme Court; its Justices, purpose, scope, and the appeals process from application to decision.

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First District Court and Judges

Michigan First District Court information, address, directions, judges.

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Second District Court and Judges

Michigan Second District Court information, address, directions, judges.

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Third District Court Judges

Michigan Third District Court information, address, directions, judges.

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Fourth District Court and Judges

Michigan Fourth District Court information, address, directions, judges.

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FAQs: Which Court to Appeal To

The court of appeals in which to file an appeal depends on which trial court’s decision you are appealing. There are three trial courts in Michigan: circuit, district (including four municipal courts), and probate. Appeals are also sometimes filed with the “court of last resort” or the Michigan Supreme Court, and some appeals make it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Here is a list of which court to file an appeal in Michigan.

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