Lapeer County Court System includes the 40th Circuit Court, 71A District Court, and Probate Court.

Honorable Nick O. Holowka is the Chief Judge of Lapeer County Courts.

The Juvenile Court and Family Court are part of the 40th Circuit Court. The 40th Circuit Court also handles felony criminal cases and civil cases with alleged damages totaling over $25,000.  The 71A District Court handles misdemeanor criminal cases, initial stages of felony criminal cases, traffic cases, landlord/tenant cases, small claims, and civil cases with alleged damages under $25,000. Marriages are also performed in 71A District Court. Click on each court for more information. 


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Circuit Court Judges

Hon. Nick O. Holowka

Chief Judge of Lapeer Courts

Hon. Michael Hodges

Circuit Court, Family Court

 71A District Court Judge

Hon. Laura Cheger Barnard

Probate Court Judge

Hon. Justus C. Scott