Kalamaoo County


Honorable Curtis J. Bell
Honorable Tiffany A. Ankley
Honorable G. Scott Pierangeli

  • Appointed to Kalamazoo County Probate Court, 2005; re-elected 2006 and 2012; serving in Probate Court
  • Chief Circuit/Probate Judge 2014 - present
  • Presiding Judge, Family Division, 9th Circuit Court, 2010 to 2013
  • Managing partner in private practice law firm located in Kalamazoo, 1994-2005
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Iowa College of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, Michigan State University
  • Western Michigan University Adjunct Professor, Haworth College of Business, 2000-2015
  • Jackson Community College Part Time Instructor, Jackson State Correctional Facilities Site, 1994-1996
  • Former Oshtemo Township Deputy Supervisor
  • Kalamazoo County Bar Association, President 2008-2009
  • Southwest Michigan Probate Judges Association, President 2007-2008, Secretary 2006-2007, Treasurer 2013-present
  • Married with three children
  • Elected Kalamazoo County Probate Judge, 2014, serving the 8th District Court
  • Attorney-Referee, 9th Circuit Court, Family Division, 2004-2014
  • Private Practice, Bell & Ankley, P.C., in Kalamazoo, 1995-2004
  • Kalamazoo County Bar Association President, 2013-2014; Vice-President, 2012-2013; Member, 1994-present
  • Kalamazoo County Family Law Bar Association Co-Chairperson, 2008-2014; Member, 2005-present
  • Junior League of Kalamazoo, 2000-present
  • Pretty Lake Vacation Camp, Board of Directors, 2001-2004
  • Great Start Collaborative, 2007-present
  • Kalamazoo Public Schools, Parent/Teacher Organizations, 2003-present
  • Juris Doctorate, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, James Madison College at Michigan State University
  • Appointed to Kalamazoo County Probate Court, 2013; serving in Family Division of Circuit Court
  • Cass County Attorney Referee 2013
  • Kalamazoo County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney 1997-2012
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Toledo College of Law
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Western Michigan University
  • Brother Rice High School
  • Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity Board 2008-2014, Current President
  • Kalamazoo Sunrise Rotary, 2007-present
  • Cub Scout Pack 288/ Boy Scout Troop 287 Leader 2005- present