23rd Judicial
Circuit Court
 

 

Circuit Court Judges

The 23rd Judicial Circuit Court is one of the largest circuits, geographically, in the State of Michigan. The 23rd Circuit Court covers the counties of Alcona, Arenac, Iosco and Oscoda, and has two Circuit Judges.

The 23rd Circuit Court has jurisdiction over all civil cases involving more than $25,000, all criminal cases where the offense is a felony or serious misdemeanor, all domestic relations cases, all child abuse, neglect and delinquency cases and other case types.

The Circuit Court also hears appeals from District Court; appeals from local government boards such as zoning appeals; and appeals from some administrative agencies of state government such as the Driverís License Appeal Division of the Secretary of State.


General Court Hours
Monday thru Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed 

422 W. Lake Street, P.O. Box 838
Tawas City, MI 48764-0838

Phone: (989) 362-3497
Fax: (989) 984-1012


Additional Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Jury Information
Legal Advice

Forms Available Online
All Michigan State Court Administrative Office
approved forms are available at the SCAO web site at http://www.courts.mi.gov

Administration & Staff
Ronald M. Bergeron
Chief Circuit Judge


120 N. Grove
P.O. Box 609
Standish, MI 48658
Phone No. 989-846-6131
Fax No. 989-846-6757

Judge Ronald M. Bergeron was elected to the Circuit Court bench in 1996. Prior to his election to the Circuit Court, Judge Bergeron sat as a Probate/Juvenile Judge from 1983 to 1996.

William F. Myles
Chief Circuit Judge Pro Tempore


422 W. Lake Street
P.O. Box 658
Tawas City, MI 48764
Phone No. 989-362-3485
Fax No. 989-984-1006

Judge William F. Myles was elected to the Circuit Court bench in 2002.
 

Cristy Slocum
Circuit Court Administrator
120 N. Grove, P.O. Box 609
Standish, MI 48658
Phone No. 989-846-6200
Fax No. 989-846-6757

Christal Richards
Assignment Clerk/Judicial
Secretary for Judge Bergeron
Phone No. 989-846-6131
Fax No. 989-846-6757

Cheryl Southworth
Assignment Clerk/Judicial
Secretary for Judge Myles
Phone No. 989-362-3485
Fax No. 989-984-1006

April Johnson
ADR Clerk/Family
Division Assignment Clerk
Phone No. 989-984-1005
Fax No. 989-984-1006

Wendy Dematio
Court Reporter for Judge Bergeron
Phone No. 989-846-6131

Deborah Hill
Court Reporter for Judge Myles
Phone No. 989-984-1004


Friend of the Court     

Michael F. Friedgen
Director, Friend of the Court
420 W. Lake Street, P.O. Box 837
Tawas City, MI 48764
Phone No. 989-362-2573
Fax No. 989-984-1108

Probate Court Judge

Christopher P. Martin
Iosco County Probate and Presiding Family Court Judge


422 W. Lake Street
P.O. Box 421
Tawas City, MI 48764
Phone No. 989-362-3991
Fax No. 989-984-1035

Courthouse Security

1. No weapons are allowed in the Iosco County Courthouse. This prohibition does not apply to court security personnel in the performance of their official duties or law enforcement officers who are transporting prisoners. The Chief Judge may authorize additional exceptions in extraordinary circumstances.

2. All persons and their belongings and all parcels are subject to screening by the Iosco County Sheriff Department or the Court Bailiff for the purpose of keeping weapons from entering the facility. If at any time there is an articulated or reasonable suspicion that a weapon may be found, a person or object is subject to search. The search shall be no more intrusive than necessary to protect against the dangers presented.

3. Notice is posted that "No weapons are permitted in the Iosco County Courthouse. All persons and parcels are subject to a search for weapons and restricted items as a condition of entry. Persons in violation of this order may be held in contempt of court".

4. All cellular phones and pagers must be turned off before entering the courtroom.

5. The following will not be tolerated while in the courtroom:

          a. eating food of any kind
          b. chewing gum
          c. drinking beverages
          d. talking
 

Attire in the Courtroom

Litigants, witnesses, and jurors shall be appropriately attired when attending a session of court. Proper attire for gentlemen could include: button shirt, sweater, slacks, shoes and stocking. Proper attire for women could include: dress, blouse, sweater, skirt, slacks, suit and shoes. No bare feet, bare midriff or shorts will be allowed.

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