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Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan

The Third Judicial Circuit is the largest circuit court in Michigan, with 58 judges and three operating divisions. The Third Circuit Court has jurisdiction over Civil, Criminal, and Family matters arising in the County of Wayne.  Read more...

Mission
The Court provides accessible and equal justice with timely dispute resolution.
Vision of the Future
As a national leader in court performance and the administration of justice, the Court is recognized for:
  • Using innovative and best practices;
  • Building trust and confidence in the judicial branch; and
  • Providing exemplary public service, programs, and work environment including professional facilities and effective technology.
Core Values
  • Fair: We are just, impartial, inclusive, and honorable in all we do.
  • Proactive: We anticipate and prepare in advance for opportunities and challenges.
  • Responsive: We are flexible and react quickly to changing needs and times.
  • User-friendly: We are accessible and understandable.
  • Collaborative: We involve and work well with each other, court users, and partners.

Honorable Timothy M. Kenny
Chief Judge

Hon. Patricia Perez Fresard
Chief Judge Pro Tem

Ms. Zenell B. Brown
Executive Court Administrator

News & Announcements


According to Wayne County, a phone line was cut yesterday outside the CAYMC building.  This resulted in some phones / lines at random locations becoming inoperable. AT&T has stated that they have already repaired several lines and are working to repair the rest. We do not have an ETA at this time.  If you are experiencing issues contacting Court Administration, please call 313-224-2437.
If you are having trouble contacting Court Reporting Services, please call 313-224-5255.


Please be advised the Larned entrance to the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center (Center) will be closed at the end of business on Friday, June 14, 2019. The entrance will remain closed through the duration of the construction project on the north side of the Center.

During this closure, please use the Woodward (west), Jefferson (south) or Randolph (east) entrances to exit the Center.

We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we make repairs and improvements to your Center.

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