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Wayne County Circuit Court

Court of Appeals Holds Former Mayor Kilpatrick to His Words

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick wrote a book while on parole. Wayne County Circuit Judge David Groner ordered the proceeds impounded. Mayor Kilpatrick wanted to challenge the constitutionality of the statute permitting the seizing these proceeds. Unfortunately, Mayor Kilpatrick may have shot himself in the foot. The Court of Appeals stated that his structuring to avoid a restitution obligation together with his statements to the press may have barred the issue. Read the full story for more details. Read More...

Wayne County Docket Sheets Available Online

For the non-attorneys out there, this may seem like a small thing, but I’m delighted that Wayne County’s civil and criminal records are available online here. This will save the attorneys a great deal of time and allow us to stay on top of things better. Because Wayne County’s court system is so large, things go wrong in a way they don’t in small courts. The ability to monitor my client’s cases online will be a great help.