53rd District Court

53rd District Court

Honorable Michael P. Hatty, Chief Judge, 53rd District Court

53rd District Court Judges

Honorable Shauna N. Murphy

Honorable Daniel B. Bain


COVID-19 Emergency Court Information

The Livingston County Courts will remain open for Essential Services and Other Such Matters as Scheduled by the Judge until further order of the Michigan Supreme Court, pursuant to Supreme Court Administrative Order Nos. 2020-1, 2020-2, 2020-6, 2020-12, and 2020-14.



Resources for Legal Aid and other Law Related Organizations

List-of-Public-Resources.pdf

List of Legal Aid and Other Law Related Organizations

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 53rd District Court is located at 204 S Highlander Way, Howell, MI.  The court hears the following types of cases:
 
  • Criminal - Misdemeanor and Felony matters
  • Civil - matters are divided into three different categories:
    • General Civil (up to $25,000) - cases involving lawsuits between two or more parties seeking money damages.
    • Small Claims - Cases where the amount claimed does not exceed a specified amount, Small claims cases should not exceed $6,000.  There are no lawyers or juries and no right to appeal.
    • Landlord Tenant - Proceedings to recover possession of premises and/or obtain a money judgment.
  • Civil Infractions - Traffic Tickets
  • Weddings