Mission Statement:To resolve legal matters by providing timely, fair and just service to all.
Security Policy for Court Facilities, individuals entering the Courthouse are to abide by the following:
No cell phones*, cameras or electronic recording devices, and No weapons or cutting instruments allowed. After May 1, 2020, cell phones will be permitted for all patrons.
*Cell phones will be permitted for government employees with valid picture identification, licensed and practicing attorneys, physicians, victim advocates with a county pictured identification badge.
Circuit Court Jurisdiction:
Calhoun County is the 37th Judicial Circuit and has four Circuit Court Judges. The Circuit Court has jurisdiction over:
- Criminal felony cases; maximum punishment of over 1 year of incarceration
- Domestic relations matters (family law)
- Juvenile matters
- Child protective proceedings
- Name changes
- Personal Protection Orders
- Parental Consent Waivers
- General civil actions involving claims of $25,000 or more
- Appeals from District Court and administrative agencies of state and local government boards.
161 E. Michigan Ave
Battle Creek, MI 49014
Circuit Court Clerk’s Office: 269-969-6518
Circuit Court Administration: 269-969-6523
Judge John A. Hallacy
Judicial Secretary, Teresa Avery (269) 969-6759
Court Services Officer, Melissa Harris (269) 969-6507
Judge Brian K. Kirkham
Judicial Secretary, Christy Woodard (269) 969-6529
Court Services Officer, Crystal Watson (269) 969-6515
Judge Sarah S. Lincoln
Judicial Secretary, Penny Shaw (269) 969-6502
Court Services Officer, Kelly Jo Irons (269) 969-6503
Judge Tina Yost Johnson
Judicial Secretary, Gail Duckworth (269) 969-6510
Court Services Officer, Kim Howard (269) 969-6511