District Court

 
Directions

312 S Jackson Street
Jackson, MI 49201

Contact District Court Form
Link: District Court Page

Hours

Monday - Thursday

8 am - 4:30 pm

Closed for lunch 11:30 am - 12:00 pm


Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Filip, Joseph S Judge   517-788-4260  
Goostrey, Daniel A. Chief Judge   517-788-4260  
Klaeren, Michael J. Chief Judge Pro Tem   517-788-4260  
Bates, Allison L. Judge   517-768-8551  

Administrative Division 
Directions

312 S Jackson Street
Jackson, MI 49201

Link: Administration Division Page

Hours


Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Closed 11:30am-noon for lunch.


Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Bates, Tamara J. Court Administrator 517-788-4260  
Burns, Geremy C. Deputy Court Administrator 517-768-6894  
Weeks, Kelly Administrative Services Manager 517-768-6534  
Ellis, Kathleen Court Services Manager 517-768-6885  
Dase, Richard Chief Probation Officer 517-768-6892  
Paluck, Eva Court Services Manager 517-768-6841  
Haney, Karmen Casework Coordinator 517-768-8567  

Horonable Joseph S Filip 

312 South Jackson Street
2nd Floor
Jackson, MI 49201

Jackson, MI 49201


Biography


Judicial/Legal Experience

Elected District Court Judge - 2004

Re-elected - 2010

Term Expires - December 31, 2016


Education

College of William and Mary, J.D. (1973)

University of Michigan, B.B.A (1970)


Legal Experience

Private Practice (1976; 1993-2004)

Prosecuting Attorney - Jackson County (1985-1992)

Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney - Jackson County (1977-1984)

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney - Jackson County (1973-1975)


Associations/Affiliations

Michigan District Judges Association (MDJA)

State Bar of Michigan

Jackson County Bar Association


Community Involvement

YMCA Board Member

United Way Allocations Panel

Jackson Nonprofit Support Center Board Member

American Red Cross, Legal Advisor



Horonable Daniel A Goostrey 

312 South Jackson Street
2nd Floor
Jackson, MI 49201

Jackson, MI 49201


Biography


Judicial/Legal Experience

Appointed District Court Judge - 2012

Elected - 2012

Term Expires - December 31, 2018


Education

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D. (1998)

Eastern Michigan University, B.S. (1989)


Legal Experience

Private Practice (1998-2012)


Associations/Affiliations

Michigan District Judges Association (MDJA)

State Bar of Michigan

Jackson County Bar Association

American Judges Association


Jackson Community College

Adjunct Professor (1989-1991)


Napoleon Community Schools Board of Education

President (2008-2012)

Vice President (2006-2008)

Trustee (2003-2006)



Honorable Michale J Klaeren 

312 South Jackson Street
2nd Floor
Jackson, MI 49201

Jackson, MI 49201


Biography


Judicial/Legal Experience
Appointed District Court Judge - 2007
Elected - 2008
Re-elected - 2014
Term Expires - December 31, 2020

Education
University of Toledo, J.D. (1980)
Kalamazoo College, B.A. (1977)

Legal Experience
Private Practice (1981-2007)

Associations/Affiliations
Michigan District Judges Association (MDJA)
State Bar of Michigan
Jackson County Bar Association


Honorable R. Darryl Mazur 
Directions

312 South Jackson Street
2nd Floor
Jackson, MI 49201

Jackson, MI 49201


Biography


Judicial/Legal Experience
Elected District Court Judge - 2002
Re-elected - 2008, 2014
Term Expires - December 31, 2020

Education
Detroit College of Law, J.D. (1973)
Michigan State University (1970)

Legal Experience
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Jackson County (1973-1976)
Parker, Adams and Mazur, P.C. (1976-1980)
Parker, Adams, Mazur and Matyjaszek, P.C. (1980-1986)
Mazur, Matyjaszek and Brandt, P.C. (1986-2002
Law Offices of Mazur and Brandt, PLLC (2002)

Association/Affiliations
American Bar Association
Michigan District Judges Association (MDJA)
Michigan Bar Association
Jackson County Bar Association
  • President (1992-1993)
  • Treasurer (1980-1982)
Jackson Community College
  • Adjunct Professor (1983-1986)

Community Involvement
Big Brothers, Big Sisters
  • Former Board Member

Jackson City Human Relations Committee
  • Former Member

Jackson County Community Corrections Counsel
  • Former Member

Fraternal Order of Police
  • Member

Kiwanis Club of Jackson, Northwest
  • Member (1983 - Present)
  • Former President (1992-1993)

First Church of the Nazarene
  • Member

NAACP, Jackson Branch
  • Member

Fraternal Order of Eagles
  • Member (2002 - Present)
  • Eagle Scout


Aggression Court 
Directions

312 S Jackson Street
Jackson, MI 49201

Link: Aggression Court Page

Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Civil Division 
Directions

312 South Jackson Street
Jackson, MI 49201

517-788-4037

517-780-4704


Link: Civil Division Page

Hours


Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; closed for lunch from 11:30am-noon.  


Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Paluck, Eva Court Services Manager 517-768-6841  
Mehelich, Luanne Deputy Clerk - Judge Goostrey 517-768-6875  
Pratt, Lori Deputy Clerk - Judge Bates 517-768-6847  
Kakowski, Yolanda Deputy Clerk 517-768-6871  
Williams, Julie Deputy Clerk - Small Claims 517-768-6884  
Stroup, Beth Deputy Clerk - Judge Klaeren 517-768-6887  
Williams, Jaislyn Deputy Clerk - Judge Filip 517-768-6899  
Herrington, Stephanie Deputy Clerk 517-768-6849  

Collections Court Division 
Directions

312 S Jackson Street
2nd Floor
Jackson, MI 49201

517-780-4753

517-768-5828


Link: Collections Page

Hours


Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location


Our department is with the probation department on the 2nd floor.


Community Corrections 
Directions

312 S Jackson Street
5th Floor, Suite #512
Jackson, MI 49201

Link: Community Corrections Page

Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Criminal Court Division 
Directions

312 S Jackson Street
Jackson, MI 49201

517-788-4260

517-768-5828


Link: Criminal Division Page

Hours


Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed from 11:30am-noon for lunch.


Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Ellis, Kathleen Court Services Manager 517-788-4260  
Scroggins, LaToya Records Clerk 517-841-2968  
Bellew, Kathy Casual Court Recorder    
Paksi, Jamie Deputy Clerk - Judge Mazur 517-768-8561  
Tucker, Jessi Deputy Clerk - Judge Filip 517-768-6877  
Wartella, Julie Deputy Clerk - Judge Klaeren 517-768-6846  
Woodard, Sara Deputy Clerk - Judge Filip 517-768-6843  
Beadenkopf, Sarah Casual Deputy Clerk 517-768-6854  

Judicial Division 
Directions

312 S Jackson Street
Jackson, MI 49201

Link: Judicial Division Page

Hours


Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Closed 11:30am-noon for lunch.


Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Purucker-King, Kelly Recorder/Judicial Secretary - Judge Goostrey 517-768-8556  
Sanders, Shellie Recorder/Judicial Secretary - Judge Klaeren 517-768-6874  
Heisler, Teresa Recorder/Judicial Secretary - Judge Mazur 517-768-8551  
Scott, Kamari Recorder/Judicial Secretary - Judge Filip 517-768-8566  
Cavanaugh, Lynn Court Officer - Judge Klaeren 517-768-6873  
Noppe, Robert Court Officer - Judge Filip 517-768-8558  
Trudell, Shane Court Officer - Judge Goostrey 517-841-2965  
Ward, Kayla Court Officer - Judge Bates 517-768-6853  

Mental Health Court 
Directions

312 S Jackson Street
Jackson, MI 49201

Link: Mental Health Court Page

Hours

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Closed 11:30am-noon for lunch.


Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Klaeren, Michael J. Presiding Judge      
Hankis, Joe Coordinator 517-768-6896  

Probation Division 
Directions

312 S Jackson Street
Jackson, MI 49201

517-788-4280

517-768-6888


Link: Probation Page

Hours

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Closed 11:30am-noon for lunch.  


Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Colligan, Kimberly Probation Officer 517-841-2969  
Crawford, Jason Probation Officer 517-768-6893  
Dase, Rich Chief Probation Officer 517-768-6892  
Hunt, Jim Probation Officer 517-768-6865  
Scott, Tiffany Probation Officer 517-768-6891  
Vitale, Scott Probation Officer 517-768-6895  
Dase, Richard Chief Probation Officer 517-768-6892  
Neblung, Pam Deputy Clerk 517-768-6879  
Brant, Cary Deputy Clerk 517-768-8552  
Swanson, Jennifer Deputy Clerk 517-768-6884  

Traffic Division 
Directions

312 S Jackson Street
Jackson, MI 49201

310 S Jackson Street
Jackson, MI 49201

517-788-4250

517-768-5828


Link: Traffic Division Page

Hours


Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Closed 11:30am-noon for lunch.


Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Ellis, Kathleen Court Services Manager 517-788-4250  
Chamberlin, Linda Deputy Clerk 517-768-6845  
Klaus, Michelle Deputy Clerk 517-768-6855  
Tanner, Taneshia Deputy Clerk 517-768-6881  

Warrant Enforcement Division 

312 S. Jackson
Jackson, MI 49201

Jackson, MI 49201


The 12th District Court has two Warrant Enforcement Officers tasked to apprehend and arrest those that have active bench warrants.  

Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Brant, Chuck Warrant Officer 517-262-0698  
Johnston, Chris Warrant Officer 517-240-0559