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Judge Michael Servitto

Circuit Court - Judge Michael E. Servitto graduated from Warren De La Salle Collegiate High School. He received a BA in Political Science from Michigan State University, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Michigan State University-Detroit College of Law.

Judge Michael Servitto

Judge Michael E. Servitto graduated from Warren De La Salle Collegiate High School. He received a BA in Political Science from Michigan State University, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Michigan State University-Detroit College of Law. During law school, he was a member of King Scholars Program, and was elected Note and Comment Editor of the Law Review. Judge Servitto began his legal career as Clerk in the Tort Defense Division of the Michigan Attorney General’s Office. He also worked as a Law Clerk for Judge Mark Switalski and for the Warren City Attorney. Judge Servitto worked for the Macomb County Prosecutor's Office from 2003 to 2016 as principal trial attorney and also served as Chief of the Cold Case Unit and Chief of the District Court. He received the Most Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the Macomb Bar Association, and was a Mount Clemens Planning Board Commissioner.


Contact information

Macomb County Court Building
40 N. Main St, 4th Floor
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Telephone: (586) 469-5149


Position Name Number            
Secretary Amanda Elsey (586) 469-5149
Clerk Anna Jokinen (586) 469-5360
Court Reporter

Video Courtroom

- Rebecca Russell for any hearings prior to 01/01/2017

(for transcript requests prior to 01/01/2017 please email

- Mary Cimini for any hearings on or after 01/01/2017

(for transcript requests after 01/01/2017 please email




Court Officer    Terae Young (586) 469-5355


ZOOM ID: 472 274 0339

Zoom ID is for litigants only. If you wish to view a proceeding, Judge Michael Servitto's courtroom is open to the public.  

Civil Hearings:  All motions and conferences are held by Zoom.  A notice will be e-filed the week prior to the hearing with the specific Zoom time.  Litigants and their attorneys may appear in person even when a hearing is scheduled for Zoom.

Criminal Hearings:  Parties may appear by Zoom unless instructed to appear in person by the Court at a previous hearing.  Defendants in custody at the Macomb County Jail will be transported to the court unless the attorney makes arrangements for them to appear by Zoom at a prior hearing or with the Secretary 48 hours prior to the scheduled hearing.

Scheduling dates and times

All Cases

Trials – Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays at 9:00 am

Evidentiary Hearings – Fridays at 8:30 am

Civil Cases

Procedural Motions – Mondays at 8:00 am

       ** Judge Michael Servitto DOES NOT require courtesy copies of any type of motion.**

Summary Disposition Motions - Mondays at 8:00 am

       **Please contact the court for a date.**

Status/Settlement Conferences – Tuesdays at 8:00 am and Wednesdays at 8:00 am

     ** Only attorneys are required to be present at Status Conferences. **

Oral Arguments on Appeals – Mondays at 8:00 am

Creditor’s Exams - Mondays at 9:00 am

Criminal Cases

Arraignments – Mondays at 1:30 pm

Pre-Trials – Mondays at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 am

Sentencings/Review Hearings – Mondays at 10:30 am and Thursdays at 8:30 am

Probation Violations - Mondays at 10:30 am and Thursdays at 8:30 am

Motions - Mondays at 10:30 am and Thursdays at 8:30 am

Policies and Procedures

Alternate Service

Requests for alternative service must be accompanied by a verified motion, proposed order, an affidavit of the process server showing reasonable efforts (at least 3 attempts) to make service of process and a postal verification.

Extending Summons (Second Summons)

Requests to extend the summons must be accompanied by a motion and proposed order and must be submitted prior to the expiration of the original summons.  Such requests will only be granted upon a showing of due diligence by plaintiff in attempting to serve the original summons.


Motions – may be adjourned by filing party by contacting Clerk or Secretary.

Status/Settlement Conferences -  requests for adjournments may be made by stipulation.  The reason(s) for the request, the date to be adjourned and a new date must be stated in the order.  Please obtain a new date from the Clerk or Secretary.

Criminal matters – Contact Clerk or Secretary.

Scheduling Orders

For most civil cases, the Court issues a standard Discovery and Case Evaluation Order setting the schedule for discovery, witness lists, dispositive motions and case evaluation.  Judge Servitto will address scheduling order date and discovery extension requests at the Status Conference scheduled prior to the close of discovery.  Please do not file a stipulated order or a motion for discovery extensions.  If a Case Evaluation Hearing has already been scheduled, the parties must pay the $150 adjournment fee prior to submitting the order for entry.  

Status Conferences

For most civil cases, the Court conducts a Status Conference with attorneys only prior to the close of discovery.  Attorneys attending the conference must be thoroughly familiar with the case and be prepared to discuss scheduling, anticipated discovery issues, and any other issues that should be brought to the Court’s attention.  Requests for extension of the scheduling order and discovery will be addressed at this conference.  Stipulated orders and motions for this relief are not necessary. 

Settlement Conferences

The attorneys attending the conference must be thoroughly familiar with the case and have the authority necessary to fully participate in the conference.  The parties to the action must also be available by Zoom unless their attendance is excused by the Court.  

Facilitation In Lieu of Case Evaluation

Requests to submit a case to facilitation in lieu of case evaluation are to be made at a Status or Settlement Conference.  The Court will then issue an order if granted.

Trial procedures

The Court’s trial procedures are contained in its Trial Procedural Order, which is issued when a case is scheduled for trial (a copy is here).


Electronic filing is mandatory for all current e-File cases and new civil matters with “C”, “N”, “AA”, “AE”, “AP”, “AR” or “AV” case-types assigned to Judge Servitto.

After a complaint is filed in the Clerk’s Office, subsequent pleadings must be filed electronically on the Court’s eFiling website:  Additional information can be found on the Court’s eFiling webpage:  /CircuitCourt-eFiling.

Filings on existing cases and other case-types will not be affected.

The Court’s eFiling is governed by Administrative Order No. 2010-6.