Honorable Kathryn A. Viviano
Judge Kathryn A. Viviano is a graduate from Hillsdale College (Bachelor of Arts) and Wayne State University (Masters in Business Administration and Juris Doctorate). After law school, Judge Viviano worked for the top Detroit law firm of Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker before joining her brother in forming Viviano & Viviano PLLC. She also served as the City Attorney for the City of Center Line. Judge Viviano was elected to the bench in November 2010 and was assigned to the Family Division. She served as the Presiding Judge of the Family Division from April 2013 until her appointment to the Business Court in February 2015.
Macomb County Court Building
40 N. Main St, 2nd Floor
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
Telephone: (586) 469-5438
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|Judicial Clerk||(586) 469-6959|
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|Court Officer||Deputy Nicholas Cieslak||(586) 469-6583|
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SCHEDULING DATES AND TIMES
Electronic filing is mandatory for all cases assigned to Judge Viviano.
After a complaint is filed in the Clerk’s Office, subsequent pleadings must be filed electronically on the Court’s eFiling website: https://mifile.courts.michigan.gov. Additional information can be found on the Court’s eFiling webpage: https://circuitcourt.macombgov.org/CircuitCourt-eFilingResources.
The Court’s eFiling is governed by Administrative Order No. 2010-6.
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
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 Viviano will permit a 60-day extension of the dates set forth in the Discovery and Case Evaluation Order by stipulation of the parties (you may use this form). 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 Business Court Conferences
Attorneys attending the Initial Business Court Conference for business cases 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.
Judge's copies of documents are not accepted on civil matters. Criminal Matters require that a Judge's copy of each document filed with the Court.
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).
- Form Order Regarding Facilitative Mediation
- KAV Trial Procedure Order
- Administrative Order No. 2010-6 (e-Filing Pilot Project)
- Stipulated Order for First Extension of Discovery and/or Case Evaluation
- Affidavit and Order for Restricted Driver's License - MC 210
- Notice Regarding Eligibility for Early Discharge - MC 512