|Ann Arbor||MI||48104||Michigan Eastern District Court||Federal Building 200 East Liberty Street, Room 120 Ann Arbor MI 48104||www.mied.uscourts.gov||734-741-2380|
|Ann Arbor||MI||48104||Michigan Eastern Probation Office||Federal Building 200 East Liberty Street, Room 120 Ann Arbor MI 48104||www.miep.uscourts.gov||734-741-2075|
|Bay City||MI||48706||Michigan Eastern District Court||United States Post Office 1000 Washington Avenue, Room 304 Bay City MI 48706||www.mied.uscourts.gov||989-894-8800|
|Bay City||MI||48706||Michigan Eastern Pretrial Services||United States Post Office 1000 Washington Avenue, Room 321 Bay City MI 48706||www.miept.uscourts.gov||989-894-8835|
|Bay City||MI||48708||Michigan Eastern Bankruptcy Court||United States Courthouse 111 First Street Bay City MI 48708||www.mieb.uscourts.gov||989-894-8840|
|Bay City||MI||48706||Michigan Eastern Probation Office||United States Post Office 1000 Washington Avenue, Room 317 Bay City MI 48706||www.miep.uscourts.gov||989-894-8830|
|Detroit||MI||48226||Legal Aid & Defender Assoc. of Detroit||613 Abbott Street, 5th Floor Detroit MI 48226||www.miefdo.org||313-967-5542|
|Detroit||MI||48226||Sixth Circuit Librarian||Theodore Levin United States Courthouse 231 West Lafayette Boulevard, Room 436 Detroit MI 48226||www.ca6.uscourts.gov||313-234-5255|
|Detroit||MI||48226||Michigan Eastern Pretrial Services||Theodore Levin United States Courthouse 231 West Lafayette Boulevard, Suite 342 Detroit MI 48226||www.miept.uscourts.gov||313-234-5300|
|Detroit||MI||48226||Michigan Eastern Probation Office||Theodore Levin United States Courthouse 231 West Lafayette Boulevard, Room 901 Detroit MI 48226||www.miep.uscourts.gov||313-234-5400|
|Detroit||MI||48226||Michigan Eastern District Court||Theodore Levin United States Courthouse 231 West Lafayette Boulevard, 5th Floor Detroit MI 48226||www.mied.uscourts.gov||313-234-5005|
|Detroit||MI||48226||Michigan Eastern Bankruptcy Court||211 West Fort Street, Suite 2100 Detroit MI 48226||www.mieb.uscourts.gov||313-234-0068|
|Flint||MI||48502||Legal Aid & Defender Assoc. of Detroit||653 South Saginaw Street, Suite 105 Flint MI 48502||www.miefdo.org||810-232-3600|
|Flint||MI||48502||Michigan Eastern District Court||Federal Building 600 Church Street, 1st Floor Flint MI 48502||www.mied.uscourts.gov||810-341-7840|
|Flint||MI||48502||Michigan Eastern Bankruptcy Court||Goodyear Building 226 West Second Street Flint MI 48502||www.mieb.uscourts.gov||810-235-4126|
|Flint||MI||48502||Michigan Eastern Pretrial Services||Federal Building 600 Church Street, Room G-21 Flint MI 48502||www.miept.uscourts.gov||810-341-7870|
|Flint||MI||48502||Michigan Eastern Probation Office||Federal Building 600 Church Street, Level LOWER Flint MI 48502||www.miep.uscourts.gov||810-341-7860|
|Grand Rapids||MI||49503||Michigan Western Prob/Pretrial Office||Gerald R. Ford Federal Building 110 Michigan Street, N.W., Room 101 Grand Rapids MI 49503||www.miwd.uscourts.gov||616-456-2384|
|Grand Rapids||MI||49503||Michigan Western District Court||Gerald R. Ford Federal Building 110 Michigan Street, N.W., Room 399 Grand Rapids MI 49503||www.miwd.uscourts.gov||616-456-2381|
|Grand Rapids||MI||49503||Sixth Circuit Librarian||Gerald R. Ford Federal Building 110 Michigan Street, N.W., Room 340 Grand Rapids MI 49503||www.ca6.uscourts.gov||616-456-2068|
|Grand Rapids||MI||49503||Michigan Western Bankruptcy Court||One Division Street, N., Room 200 Grand Rapids MI 49503-3132||www.miwb.uscourts.gov||616-456-2693|
|Grand Rapids||MI||49503||Michigan Western Federal Public Defender||Trade Center Building 50 Louis Street, NW, Suite 300 Grand Rapids MI 49503-2633||616-742-7420|
|Kalamazoo||MI||49007||Michigan Western Prob/Pretrial Office||Federal Building 410 West Michigan Avenue, Room B-10 Kalamazoo MI 49007||www.miwd.uscourts.gov||269-381-5341|
|Kalamazoo||MI||49007||Michigan Western District Court||Federal Building 410 West Michigan Avenue, Room B-35 Kalamazoo MI 49007||www.miwd.uscourts.gov||269-337-5706|
|Lansing||MI||48933||Michigan Western District Court||Federal Building 315 West Allegan Street, Room 113 Lansing MI 48933-1528||www.miwd.uscourts.gov||517-377-1559|
|Lansing||MI||48933||Michigan Western Prob/Pretrial Office||Federal Building 315 West Allegan Street, Room 210 Lansing MI 48933-1528||www.miwd.uscourts.gov||517-377-1825|
|Marquette||MI||49855||Michigan Western District Court||United States Post Office and Courthouse 202 West Washington Street, Room 229 Marquette MI 49855-4036||www.miwd.uscourts.gov||906-226-2021|
|Marquette||MI||49855||Michigan Western Prob/Pretrial Office||iEconomy Technology Center 100 North Front Street, Room 101 FT Marquette MI 49855||www.miwd.uscourts.gov||906-228-7432|
|Marquette||MI||49855||Michigan Western Bankruptcy Court||United States Post Office and Courthouse 202 West Washington Street, 3rd Floor Marquette MI 49855-4036||www.miwb.uscourts.gov||906-226-2117|
|Marquette||MI||49855||Michigan Western Federal Public Defender||iEconomy Technology Center 100 North Front Street, Suite 104 Marquette MI 49855||906-226-3050|
Michigan Federal Courts – Locations, Hours & Phone Numbers
The legal system in the United States includes various local, state, and federal courts. Within each state, federal courts have jurisdiction over some types of cases specified in the Constitution and some that are determined by Congress. The Michigan Federal Courts have jurisdiction over Michigan
Today, federal courts hear criminal cases involving federal crimes, civil cases alleging a violation of federal law, suits between people who live in different states that involve more than $75,000 at stake, and certain types of bankruptcy and intellectual property matters.
To improve efficiency, Congress has divided the state of Michigan – with a population of nearly 10 million in 2016 – into two judicial districts. The Eastern District includes the Detroit metropolitan area, while the Western District covers Michigan’s less densely populated counties in the western part of the state.
The Eastern District of Michigan is composed of 15 judges and an additional 14 senior judges who are semi-retired but still occasionally hear cases. Of the 15 current judges, seven were appointed by President Barack Obama, four by President Bill Clinton, three by President George W. Bush, and one by President George H.W. Bush.
While the Eastern District is based at the Detroit Federal Building in downtown Detroit, court can also be held in Ann Arbor, Bay City, Flint, and Port Huron.
In the less densely populated Western District of Michigan, there are four current judges and one senior judge. Three of the currently serving judges were appointed by President George W. Bush, while the other judge was appointed by President Ronald Reagan.
In the Western District, the primary federal courthouse is located in Grand Rapids. However, court can also be held in Kalamazoo, Lansing, Marquette, Sault Sainte Marie, and Traverse City.
Appeals from decisions reached by judges in either federal court district in Michigan are heard by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, which is based in Cincinnati.
Many citizens are interested in obtaining Michigan federal courts records in Michigan and around the country. Records may contain interesting information about criminal cases and prosecutions, the details of civil proceedings, transcripts of hearings and trials, and the judge’s final decisions.
Under federal law, court records are available to the public except in some very limited circumstance, such as if the records contain classified information. They can be obtained in person at any federal courthouse or online, using the federal government’s Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system.