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Circuit Court
40 N Main, Mount Clemens, MI 48043
(586) 469-5208

Judge Michael Servitto

Judge Michael E. Servitto graduated from Warren De La Salle Collegiate High School. He received a BA in Political Science from Michigan State University, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Michigan State University-Detroit College of Law. During law school, he was a member of King Scholars Program, and was elected Note and Comment Editor of the Law Review. Judge Servitto began his legal career as Clerk in the Tort Defense Division of the Michigan Attorney General’s Office. He also worked as a Law Clerk for Judge Mark Switalski and for the Warren City Attorney. Judge Servitto has worked for the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office since 2003, as principal trial attorney and currently serves as Chief of the Cold Case Unit and Chief of the District Court. He received the Most Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the Macomb Bar Association, and was a Mount Clemens Planning Board Commissioner. Judge Servitto resides in Mount Clemens with his wife and two children.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Macomb County Court Building
40 N. Main St, 4th Floor
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
Telephone: (586) 469-5149

STAFF:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Position Name

Number            

Secretary

Amanda Elsey (586) 469-5149
Clerk Anna Jokinen (586) 469-5360
Court Reporter

Video Courtroom

- Rebecca Russell for any hearings prior to 01/01/2017

- Mary Cimini for any hearings on or after 01/01/2017

 

(586) 469-5047

(586) 469-5356

Court Officer   

Bob Bertrand (586) 469-5355

SCHEDULING DATES AND TIMES

All Cases

Trials – Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays at 9:00 am

Evidentiary Hearings – Fridays at 8:30 am

Civil Cases

Procedural Motions – Mondays at 8:00 am

Summary Disposition Motions - Mondays at 8:00 am

EDSC/Status/Settlement Conferences – Tuesdays at 8:00 am and Thursdays at 8:00 am

Oral Arguments on Appeals – Mondays at 10:00 am

Creditor’s Exams - Mondays at 9:00 am

Criminal Cases

Arraignments – Mondays at 1:30 pm

Pre-Trials – Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 1:30 pm

Sentencings/Review Hearings – Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 am

Probation Violations/Show Cause - Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 1:30 pm

Motions - Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 9:00 am

PPO Cases

PPO Hearings - Mondays at 10:00 am

E-Filing

Electronic filing is mandatory for all current e-File cases and new civil matters with “C”, “N”, “AA”, “AE”, “AP”, “AR” or “AV” case-types assigned to Judge Servitto.

After a complaint is filed in the Clerk’s Office, subsequent pleadings must be filed electronically on the Court’s eFiling website:  www.truefiling.com.  Additional information can be found on the Court’s eFiling webpage:  http://circuitcourt.macombgov.org/CircuitCourt-eFiling.

Filings on existing cases and other case-types will not be affected.

The Court’s eFiling is governed by Administrative Order No. 2010-6.

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Alternate Service

Requests for alternative service must be accompanied by a verified motion, proposed order, an affidavit of the process server showing reasonable efforts (at least 3 attempts) to make service of process and a postal verification.

Extending Summons (Second Summons)

Requests to extend the summons must be accompanied by a motion and proposed order and must be submitted prior to the expiration of the original summons.  Such requests will only be granted upon a showing of due diligence by plaintiff in attempting to serve the original summons.

Adjournments

Motions – may be adjourned by filing party by contacting Clerk or Secretary.

EDSC/Status/Settlement Conferences -  requests for adjournments may be made by stipulation.  The reason(s) for the request, the date to be adjourned and a new date must be stated in the order.  Please obtain a new date from Judge Servitto’s Clerk or Secretary.

Criminal matters – Contact Clerk or Secretary.

Scheduling Orders

For most civil cases, the Court issues a standard Discovery and Case Evaluation Order setting the schedule for discovery, witness lists, dispositive motions and case evaluation.  For the first request, Judge Servitto may permit a 60-day extension of the dates set forth in the Discovery and Case Evaluation Order by stipulation of the parties. Any subsequent requests to extend the scheduling order dates must be made by motion and only will be granted upon a showing of good cause.  If a Case Evaluation Hearing has already been scheduled, the parties must pay the $150 adjournment fee prior to submitting the order for entry.

Initial Court Conferences

For most civil cases, the Court conducts an Initial Court Conference.  Attorneys attending the conference must be thoroughly familiar with the case and be prepared to discuss scheduling, anticipated discovery issues, and any other issues that should be brought to the Court’s attention.

Settlement Conferences

The attorneys attending the conference must be thoroughly familiar with the case and have the authority necessary to fully participate in the conference.  The parties to the action must also be present unless their attendance is excused by the Court.  A party whose presence is excused must be available by telephone. 

Facilitative Mediation

Requests to submit a case to facilitative mediation under MCR 2.410 and 2.411 may be made by stipulation (you may use this form).  If the parties are unable to agree on a mediator, the Court will select a mediator in the manner provided by MCR 2.411(B)(3).  The Court will generally require that facilitation occur within 60 days, unless good cause is shown for an extension.

Trial Procedures

The Court’s trial procedures are contained in its Trial Procedural Order, which is issued when a case is scheduled for trial (a copy is here).