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10th District Court Judges

District Court Judges, with Judge Jaconette (back row, center)

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

James D. Norlander

 

Samuel I. Durham District Court Judge
Portrait-Durham Business
10th District Court
Justice Center
161 East Michigan Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49014-4066
Phone: (269) 969-6702
Fax: (269)969-6663 (Not for document filing)
Home
Battle Creek, MI
Education
B.S., Eastern Michigan University
J.D., 1978, Wayne State University Law School
Legal Experience
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Calhoun County, 1978 - 1989
Judicial Experience
District Court Judge, 1989 to Present
Chief District Court Judge, 1992 to 1993
Professional Memberships
State Bar of Michigan
Michigan District Judges Association
Calhoun County Bar Association (President, 1992)
Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation
Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
Boards and Directorships
Kalamazoo Probation Enhancement Program, Board of Directors

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Paul K. Beardslee District Court Judge
Portrait-Beardslee Business
10th District Court
Justice Center
161 East Michigan Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49014-4066
Phone: (269) 969-6708
Fax: (269) 969-6663 (Not for document filing)
Home
Marshall, MI
 
Education
 B.A., Spring Arbor University, 1985
J.D. Wayne State University, 1988
Legal Experience
Beardslee Law Office, PLLC 2003-2016
Dobbins, Sherman & Brundage, P.C. 1989-2002
Judicial Experience
 District Court Judge, 2016
Professional Memberships
Michigan District Judges Association
State Bar of Michigan
Calhoun County Bar Association
Michigan Association of Municpal Attorneys
Spring Arbor University Alumni Board
 
Boards and Directorships
 Brass Band of Battle Creek,
Chairman of Board of Directors, 2012 - Present
Board of Directors, 2009 - Present

Marshall Success Fund,
Chairman of Board of Directors, 2010
Board of Directors, 2007-2015

Marshall Public Schools,
Board of Education, 2002-2009
Chairman for 3 years

Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce,
Chairman of Board of Directors, 2004
Board Member 2000-2005

Marshall City Council, 1999-2002

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Franklin K. Line, Jr. Presiding District Court Judge
Portrait-Line Business
10th District Court
Justice Center
161 East Michigan Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49014-4066
Phone: (269) 969-6706
Fax: (269) 969-6663 (Not for document filing)
Home
Marshall, MI
Education
A.B. University of Michigan
J.D. Detroit College of Law
Legal Experience
Calhoun County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, 1978 - 1986
Judicial Experience
District Court Judge, 1987 to Present
Professional Memberships
Michigan District Judges Association
State Bar of Michigan
Calhoun County Bar Association
 

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James D. Norlander District Court Judge  
Judge James D. Norlander Business
10th District Court
Justice Center
161 East Michigan Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49014-4066
Phone: (269) 969-6704
Fax: (269) 969-6517 (Not for document filing)
 
Home
Battle Creek, MI
Education
University of Michigan, 1969
J.D., University of Minnesota, 1973
 
Legal Experience
1974-76 Calhoun County Assistant Prosecutor
1977-80 Calhoun County Prosecuting Attorney
1980-2014 Mumford, Schubel, Norlander, MacFarlane & Barnett, PLLC
Judicial Experience
District Court Judge, 2014 to Present
 
Professional Memberships
State Bar of Michigan
Calhoun County Bar Association
Michigan District Judges Association
   

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