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Macomb County

HONORABLE Julie Gatti

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Judge Julie Gatti graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1989.  She received her Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University in 1995.  Judge Gatti was elected to the Circuit Court bench in November 2018.  Prior to her election, Judge Gatti was in private practice, specializing in Family Law.  She served 9 years on the Board of the Macomb County Bar Association (MCBA) and was elected its 85th President. She was the proud recipient of the MCBA’s Civility Award for 2017-2018.   Judge Gatti serves on the Board of Directors of The Resolution Center.  Additionally, she is a member of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan - Macomb Region, the Italian American Bar Association of Michigan, and the Italian American Chamber of Commerce of Michigan.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Macomb County Court Building
40 N. Main Street, 4th Floor
Mount Clemens, MI 48043

Judge Gatti's Zoom Meeting ID: 352-533-5931

 

STAFF:

Position

Name

Number

Judicial Secretary

Bridget Peiffer

(586) 493-5752

Court Clerk

Jessica Flanagan

(586) 463-2458

Court Officer

Deputy Steve McCord

(586) 463-2449

Prosecutor

Rebecca Kelly

(586) 469-6632

Probation Liaison

Lisa Goodney

(586) 469-7024

 

E-FILING

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

Pleading documents must be filed electronically on the Court’s eFiling website:  https://mifile.courts.michigan.gov.  Additional information can be found on the Court’s eFiling webpage:  http://circuitcourt.macombgov.org/CircuitCourt-eFiling.

The Court’s eFiling is governed by Administrative Order No. 2010-6 (Revised January 23, 2013).

 

JUDGE JULIE GATTI'S SCHEDULE

Monday AM    8:30 a.m. – Motion Docket by Zoom or In Person (Litigant’s Option)
10:00 a.m. – MSD’s by Zoom or In Person (Attorney’s Option)
11:00 a.m. – PPO’s In Person
Monday PM   1:30 p.m. – Criminal Arraignments by Zoom or In Person. If anticipate plea on date of Arraignment,
                            all parties and attorneys should appear in person. Waivers of Arraignment/Adjournments
                            of Conferences and Pre-Trials may be handled remotely.
  1:30 p.m. – On Bond Criminal In Person (Pleas/Sentencings/RV Hrgs)
Tuesday AM   9:00 a.m. – All In Custody Criminal by Polycom. Attorneys may appear by Zoom or In Person (Attorney’s Option)
  9:00 a.m. – On Bond Criminal In Person (Pleas/Sentencings/RV Hrgs/PV Hrgs) Adjournments of Pre-Trials may be handled remotely.
  9:00 a.m. – Trials
Tuesday PM   1:30 p.m. – Civil EDSC, Status Conferences, and First Settlement Conferences after Case Eval by Zoom.
                            Settlement Conferences after private ADR will be held In Person with attorneys and parties present.
Wednesday AM   9:00 a.m. – On Bond Criminal In Person (Pleas/Sentencings/RV Hrgs/PV Hrgs) Adjournments of Pre-Trials may be handled remotely.
  9:00 a.m. – Trials
Wednesday PM   1:30 p.m. – Sobriety Treatment Court – In Person
  3:00 p.m. – Civil Conferences by Zoom
Thursday AM   9:00 a.m. – On Bond Criminal In Person (Pleas/RV Hrgs). Adjournments of Pre-Trials may be handled remotely.
  9:00 a.m. – Trials
Thursday PM   1:30 p.m. – Civil EDSC, Status Conferences, and First Settlement Conferences after Case Eval by Zoom.
                            Settlement Conferences after private ADR will be held In Person with attorneys and parties present.
Friday AM    Trial/Miscellaneous Hearings (In Person)
Friday PM    Trial/Miscellaneous Hearings (In Person)

 

POLICIES & PROCEDURES

ADJOURNMENTS

Adjournment requests of scheduled events are routinely handled by the Judge’s judicial secretary (Bridget (586) 493-5752).  After approval, a stipulation and proposed order for adjournment which includes the new date(s) and is signed by all counsel shall be e-filed.

Adjournments of motions are handled by the clerk (Jessica (586) 463-2458) or secretary (Bridget (586) 493-5752).

Adjournment of trials must be brought by motion with all counsel appearing as a new trial date will be provided if the request is granted.

ALTERNATE SERVICE

Requests for alternate service must be accompanied by a verified motion, proposed order, an affidavit of the process server showing reasonable efforts to make service of process and a postal verification.

APPEALS

No stipulation for extension of time to file briefs on appeal will be accepted.  The party seeking the extension must file a motion.

FACILITATION/MEDIATION

The Court strongly encourages all forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution during the pendency of litigation and is specifically authorized by local court rule to order parties into Facilitation.  You may use this form

MOTIONS

***NO JUDGE'S COPIES OF MOTIONS REQUIRED***

Following the Court’s ruling on a motion, parties shall sign and submit a proposed order.  

SCHEDULING ORDER

For most civil cases, Court Management issues a standard Discovery and Case Evaluation Order setting the schedule for discovery, witness lists, dispositive motions and case evaluation.  For the first request, Judge Gatti will permit up to two 60-day extensions of the dates set forth in the Discovery and Case Evaluation Order by stipulation of the parties (you may use this form).  All new dates must be listed in the order or it will be rejected.  Any subsequent requests to extend the scheduling order dates must be made by motion and will only be granted upon a showing of good cause.  If a Case Evaluation Hearing is scheduled within 14 days of granting the adjournment, the parties must pay the $150.00 adjournment fee prior to submitting the order for entry.

CIVIL SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES

With the exception of the first settlement conference after Case Evaluation, held via Zoom, counsel, parties, and persons with settlement authority are ordered to attend in person settlement conferences unless Zoom has been approved by the court or the court has excused attendance.

If a matter is resolved and an Order of Dismissal is entered before the conference date, the attorneys and parties need not appear for the conference.

TRIAL PROCEDURES

The Court’s trial procedures can be found here.