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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

Served in Probate Court 2014-2022

Presiding Judge of Probate Court 2014-2022

Serving in Circuit Court Trial Division Civil since 2023

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

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

Judge of Circuit Court since 2007

Served in Circuit Court Trial Division 2007-2022

Chief Circuit/Probate Judge since 2022

Serving in Probate Court since 2023

Presiding Judge of Probate Court since 2023

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

Alisa L. Parker-LaGrone
HONORABLE
REBECCA J. D'ANGELO

Judge of Circuit Court since 2023

Serving in Circuit Court Family Division since 2023

Alisa L. Parker-LaGrone
HONORABLE
KENNETH N. BARNARD

Judge of Circuit Court since 2023

Serving in Circuit Court Trial Division since 2023

PAMELA L. LIGHTVOET
HONORABLE
PAMELA L. LIGHTVOET

Judge of Circuit Court since 2007

Serving in Circuit Court Trial Division since 2007

Presiding Judge of Trial Division since 2022

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 2019-2022

Chief Circuit/Probate Judge Pro Tem since 2022

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

Presiding Judge of Family Division since 2023

BECKET J. JONES
HONORABLE
BECKET J. JONES

Judge of District Court since 2023

Serving in District Court since 2023

Court Administrators, Referees, and Magistrates

Court Administrators

Chad A. Kewish
Chad A. Kewish

Circuit Court/Probate Court Administrator

Nigel Crum
Nigel Crum

Circuit Court Deputy Court Administrator/Trial Division Administrator

Kevin M. Tatroe
Kevin M. Tatroe

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