Judicial Biographies

 
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Listed below are the biographies for the following Circuit Court Judges:

 
 
Brian K. Kirkham Circuit Court Judge, term ending 01/01/17
 Portrait-Kirkham Business
37th Judicial Circuit Court
Justice Center
161 East Michigan Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49014-4066
Phone: (269) 969-6529
Fax: (269) 969-6621 (Not for document filing)
Home
Battle Creek, MI
Education
B.S. with honors, 1976, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
J.D. with distinction, 1983, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, MI
Legal Experience
Admitted to the State Courts of Michigan in May 1983;
Admitted to the Federal District Court in May 1983;
Admitted to Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Tribal Court in November 
2010;
Private practice 1983-2013.
Judicial Experience
Circuit Court Judge, appointed July, 2013
Circuit Court Judge, elected November, 2014
Serves as Chief Circuit Judge Pro Tempore
Boards and Directorships
Mayor of City of Battle Creek, 2001-03;
Battle Creek City Commissioner, 1997- 2003;
Calhoun County Republican Party - Past Chairman;
Battle Creek Unlimited Board of Directors;
Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors;
Greater Battle Creek Area Visitors and 
Convention Bureau (Past Chairman);
W.K. Kellogg Airport Advisory Committee;
Battle Creek Area American Business Clubs (Past Chairman);
Heritage Battle Creek Board (Past Chairman);
Washington Heights Community Ministries
(Past Chairman);
Goguac Lake Advisory Board (Past Chairman);
Criminal Justice Jail Construction Committee;
Boy Scouts of America - Organizational Rep-
resentative.
 
Professional Memberships
Calhoun County Bar Association (President-1993); State Bar of Michigan

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Sarah S. Lincoln Circuit Court Judge, term ending 01/01/21
 Judge Sarah S. Lincoln Business
37th Judicial Circuit Court
Justice Center
161 East Michigan Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49014-4066
Phone: (269) 969-6502
Fax: (269) 969-6538 (Not for document filing)
Home
Marshall, Michigan
Education
B.A., 1995, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
J.D., 2000, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
Legal Experience
Admitted to State Courts of Michigan in November 2000
Assistant Muskegon County Prosecuting Attorney, 2000 - 2001
Assistant Calhoun County Prosecuting Attorney, 2001 - 2014
Judicial Experience
Circuit Court Judge, elected November 2014
Teaching Experience
Adjunct Instructor at Kellogg Community College, Criminal Justice Program
Professional Memberships
State Bar of Michigan
Calhoun County Bar Association

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Stephen B. Miller Circuit Court Judge, term ending 01/01/17
Portrait-Miller Business
37th Judicial Circuit Court
Justice Center
161 East Michigan Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49014-4066
Phone: (269) 969-6510
Fax: (269) 969-6537 (Not for document filing)
Home
Battle Creek, MI
Education
B.A., 1967, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
J.D., 1973, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Legal Experience
Admitted to the state courts of Michigan, 1973 Admitted to the Federal District Court for the Western District of Michigan, 1973
Legal Aid staff attorney, 1973-74
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Calhoun County, 1974-75
Private practice, 1975-76
Judicial Experience
District Court Judge for the 10th District Court
Appointed: January, 1977
Elected: November, 1978
Re-elected: November, 1984
Circuit Court Judge for the 37th Circuit Court, 1987 to present
Serves as Family Division Presiding Judge
Served on Michigan Court of Appeals by assignment
Professional Memberships
Member, Calhoun County Bar Association
Member, Michigan Judges Association
Member, State Bar of Michigan
 

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Conrad J. Sindt Chief Circuit Court Judge, term ending 01/01/19
Portrait-Sindt Business
37th Judicial Circuit Court
Justice Center
161 East Michigan Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49014-4066
Phone: (269) 969-6759
Fax: (269) 969-6536 (Not for document filing)
Education
B.A., 1969, Albion College, Albion, Michigan
J.D., 1976, Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
Legal Experience
Police Officer, Albion Police Department, 1968 - 1973
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Calhoun County, 1976 - 1980
Prosecuting Attorney, Calhoun County, 1981 - 1990
Judicial Experience
Circuit Court Judge for the 37th Judicial Circuit, 1991 to date
Chief Circuit Court Judge for the 37th Judicial Circuit, 1994 - 2001
Serves as Chief Circuit Judge
Serves as Drug Court Presiding Judge
Served on Michigan Court of Appeals by assignment
Professional Memberships
State Bar of Michigan
Calhoun County Bar Association

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