28th Circuit Court

Courts are fully open for in-person proceedings.  Judges may impose COVID-19 protections when recommended.

Circuit Court YouTube Channel - Judge Elmore

Circuit Court Judge                                                                        
Honorable Jason Elmore

Family Court Judge                                                             Wexford/Missaukee Friend of the Court
Honorable Melissa Ransom                                                          401 N. Lake Street
                                                                                                           Cadillac, MI  49601
Probation & Parole Office                                                          (231) 779-9494
(231) 839-4967
Secretary Amy Lyle ext. 217
Agent Laura O'Dell ext. 218                                         Wexford/Missaukee Public Defender Office
Agent Luke Blaszak ext. 219                                                         419 N. Lake Street
fax (231) 839-4794                                                                          Cadillac, MI  49601
                                                                                                           (231) 444-0480
Court Officers/Process Servers
John Snider
District Court - 437 E. Division St.
Cadillac, MI  49601  

Mark A. Nyman
7730 N. 11 Road  
Mesick, MI  49668

Court Administrator:
Nicole Hagstrom
(231) 779-9490 ext. 2
(231) 779-9230 fax

Case Evaluation Clerk:
Joanie Maloney
(231) 779-9490 ext. 4

Court Clerk:
Linda Westdorp
231-839-4967 ext. 202

28th Circuit Court
111 South Canal, PO Box 800
Lake City, MI 49651

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

(231) 839-4967  ext. 202 Phone
(231) 839-3684 Fax
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Functions of The 28th Circuit Court:

Wexford and Missaukee Counties are a joint Circuit Court and share a common Judge. The circuit court is the trial court with the broadest powers in Michigan. In general, the circuit court handles all civil cases with claims of more than $25,000 and all felony criminal cases (cases where the accused, if found guilty, could be sent to prison). The family division of circuit court handles all cases regarding divorce, paternity, adoptions, personal protection actions, emancipation of minors, treatment and testing of infectious disease, safe delivery of newborns, name changes, juvenile offenses and delinquency, juvenile guardianship, and child abuse and neglect. In addition, the circuit court hears cases appealed from the other trial courts or from administrative agencies.  The friend of the court office is part of the family division of the circuit court and handles domestic relations cases where minor children are involved. All scheduling matters should be addressed to (231) 779-9490. 

Interactive Court Data Dashboard
Interactive Court Data Dashboard (michigan.gov)

This dashboard includes information on the historical and current rates of incoming cases, outgoing or resolved cases, pending caseloads, clearance rates, and more.  This link leads to a broad range of information made accessible to the public.  Historically, the 28th Circuit Court exceeds the statewide average processing times for its caseload.  

Circuit Court Name Searches

Criminal & Civil records can be searched anytime for no fee, from the below link. Anytime copies of documents are requested, there will be a fee of $1.00 per page. There is a $5.00 fee for documents faxed/emailed.

Free Public Record Search-Missaukee County Circuit Court