Kalamazoo County Courts and Court Services

Judges, Magistrate & Referees

Judges

Tiffany A. Ankley
HONORABLE
TIFFANY A. ANKLEY

Judge of Probate Court since 2015

Serving in District Court since 2015

Chief Judge Pro Tempore of District Court since 2018

Curtis  J. Bell
HONORABLE
CURTIS J. BELL

Judge of Probate Court since 2005

Served in Circuit Court Family Division 2005-2014

Serving in Probate Court since 2014; Chief Circuit/Probate Judge Pro Tempore since 2018

Anne E. Blatchford
HONORABLE
ANNE E. BLATCHFORD

Judge of District Court since 2004

Serving in District Court since 2004

Paul J. Bridenstein
HONORABLE
PAUL J. BRIDENSTINE 

Judge of District Court 2000-2015

Judge of Circuit Court since 2015

Serving in Circuit Court Trial Division since 2015

Presiding Judge of Trial Division since 2015

Gary C. Giguere, Jr.
HONORABLE
GARY C. GIGUERE, JR.

Judge of Circuit Court since 2007

Serving in Circuit Court Trial Division since 2007

STEPHEN D. GORSALITZ
HONORABLE
STEPHEN D. GORSALITZ

Judge of Circuit Court since 1999

Serving in Circuit Court Family Division since 1999

Presiding Judge of Family Division since 2014

CHRISTOPHER T. HAENICKE, JR.
HONORABLE
CHRISTOPHER T. HAENICKE, JR.

Judge of District Court since 2015

Serving in District Court since 2015

Chief Judge of District Court since 2018

KATHLEEN P. HEMINGWAY
HONORABLE
KATHLEEN P. HEMINGWAY

Judge of District Court since 2017

Serving in District Court since 2017

PAMELA L. LIGHTVOET
HONORABLE
PAMELA L. LIGHTVOET

Judge of Circuit Court since 2007

Serving in Circuit Court

Trial Division since 2007

ALEXANDER C. LIPSEY
HONORABLE
ALEXANDER C. LIPSEY

Judge of Circuit Court since 2007

Serving in Circuit Court

Trial Division since 2007

Chief Circuit/Probate Judge since 2018

JULIE K. PHILLIPS
HONORABLE
JULIE K. PHILLIPS

Judge of District Court since 2009

Serving in Circuit Court Family Division since 2014

G. SCOTT PIERANGELI
HONORABLE
G. SCOTT PIERANGELI

Judge of Probate Court since 2013

Serving in Circuit Court Family Division since 2013

RICHARD A. SANTONI
HONORABLE
RICHARD A. SANTONI

Judge of District Court since 1997

Serving in District Court since 1997

VINCENT C. WESTRA
HONORABLE
VINCENT C. WESTRA

Judge of District Court since 1992

Serving in District Court since 1992

Court Administrators, Referees, and Magistrates

Court Administrators

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Thomas M. Canny

Circuit Court Administrator and Circuit Court Family Division Referee

Ann E. Filkins
Ann E. Filkins

District Court Administrator

Steven E.Burnham
Steven E.Burnham

Probate Register and Circuit Court Family Division Referee

Circuit Court Referees

Douglas S. Cameron
Douglas S. Cameron

Circuit Court Family Division Referee

Robin V. King
Robin V. King

Circuit Court Family Division Referee

Dori K. Leo
Dori K. Leo

Circuit Court Family Division Referee

Denise E. Noble
Denise E. Noble

Circuit Court Family Division Referee

Kate M. Procunier
Kate M. Procunier

Circuit Court Family Division Referee

District Court Magistrate

Nicholas Schaberg
Nicholas Schaberg