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

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

Chief Circuit/Probate Judge Pro Tempore since 2020

STEPHEN D. GORSALITZ
HONORABLE
STEPHEN D. GORSALITZ

Judge of Circuit Court since 1999

Serving in Circuit Court Family Division since 1999

CHRISTOPHER T. HAENICKE
HONORABLE
CHRISTOPHER T. HAENICKE

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

Alisa L. Parker-LaGrone
HONORABLE
ALISA L. PARKER-LAGRONE

Judge of District Court since 2021

Serving in District Court since 2021

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

G. SCOTT PIERANGELI
HONORABLE
G. SCOTT PIERANGELI

Judge of Probate Court since 2013

Serving in Circuit Court Family Division since 2013

Presiding Judge of Family Division since 2019

RICHARD A. SANTONI
HONORABLE
RICHARD A. SANTONI

Judge of District Court since 1997

Serving in District Court since 1997

NAMITA SHARMA
HONORABLE
NAMITA SHARMA

Judge of District Court since 2021

Serving in Circuit Court Family Division since 2021

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

Chad A. Kewish
Chad A. Kewish

Circuit Court/Probate Court Administrator

Nigel Crum
Nigel Crum

Circuit Court’s Deputy Court Administrator/Trial Division Administrator

Ann E. Filkins
Ann E. Filkins

District Court Administrator

Circuit Court Referees

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

Paul J. Yancho
Paul J. Yancho

Circuit Court Family Division Referee

District Court Magistrate

Nicholas Schaberg
Nicholas Schaberg

Magistrate since 2007