55th Judicial District Court

 "Committed to delivering justice in a professional, efficient, and caring manner."

The 55th District Court has jurisdiction in Ingham County, Michigan,
except for the cities of Lansing and East Lansing.

Court Closed to the Public
The court will be closed to the public on Friday, January 28, 2022, and Friday, February 4, 2022, in order to conduct a caseload inventory as required by the State Court Administrative Office

January 4 - Suspension of Jury Trials 
On Monday, January 3, 2022, Chief Judge, Donald Allen, Jr., entered an order suspending jury trials, including jury selections, until further notice of the court.  The order was entered in consideration of protecting the health and safety of employees, jurors, and others participating in jury trials.
When the chief judge determines that it is safe to resume jury trials, the order will be rescinded.
Mask/Face Covering Requirement
Members of the public and employees are required to wear face-coverings until further notice.


Honorable Donald Allen, Jr.
Honorable Richard Hillman
Magistrate Stefani Godsey

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Hours of Court Operations:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Phone Numbers: 

General Information  (517) 676-8400 
Jury Clerk (517) 676-8420

Civil Division (517) 676-8401
Criminal Division (517) 676-8405
Probation Division (517) 676-8422
Traffic Division (517) 676-8408                              

 E-Mail Information:

Michael J. Dillon, Court Administrator
Kathy Fajardo, Administrative Services Coordinator
Da'Neese Wells, Chief Probation Officer
Samantha Bigelow, Chief Clerk - Civil 
Tammy Sjolund, Chief Clerk - Criminal/Traffic 

Mailing Address:
700 Buhl St.
PO Box 217
Mason, MI 48854