53rd District Court

53rd District Court

Honorable Miriam A. Cavanaugh, Chief Judge of Livingston County Courts

53rd District Court Judges

Honorable Shauna N. Murphy

Honorable Daniel B. Bain

Brian M. Henderson, District Court Administrator

 District Court News

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Brian M. Henderson, District Court Administrator


 
 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