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Macomb County

Judge Rachel Rancilio

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Judge Rachel Rancilio was elected to the Circuit Court bench on November 8th, 2016. Judge Rachel Rancilio was a partner in the law firm of Fischer, Garon, Hoyumpa & Rancilio in Mt. Clemens. For fourteen years she specialized in complex domestic, civil and criminal litigation, serving as attorney-of-record in more than two hundred cases before the Macomb circuit bench. Rachel, while playing Division 1 Softball, attended the University of Detroit Mercy on an academic scholarship and was a member of Wayne State University Law School’s Law Review.  She enjoys spending time with her two children.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

16th Judicial Circuit Court
Macomb County Courthouse
40 N. Main St, 3rd Floor
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
Telephone: (586) 493-6748

 

STAFF:

Position

Name

Number

Secretary

Amy Shaw

(586) 493-6748

Clerk

Nicole Buffa-Sylvester

(586) 469-5245

Court Reporter

Video Courtroom (Rebecca Russell)

(586) 469-5047

Court Officer

Deputy Mark Berger

(586) 469-2086

Zoom Meeting ID: 643-830-3467

 

SCHEDULING DAYS & TIMES

Motion Day will be held in person.
JUDGE’S COPIES MUST BE HAND DELIEVERED OR MAILED ONLY.
Day: Monday (Tuesday if a holiday falls on a Monday)
Time: 8:30 a.m. for Attorneys and 1:30 p.m. for Pro Pers (Self-Representing)

Friend of the Court (FOC) Monday Motions in front of the Referee will be held in accordance with each Referee’s rules and procedures. You will receive those notices directly from the FOC.

Status Conferences: Thursdays, 8:30 a.m., via telephone with Judge Rancilio’s Referee. Referee will initiate the call. Do NOT log into Zoom.
If both parties are represented by Counsel, clients do NOT have to appear.

Juvenile Hearings will be scheduled at Judge Rancilio’s discretion regarding zoom vs in person. Date Certain Trials must be held in person.

Adoption Hearings will be scheduled at Judge Rancilio’s discretion regarding zoom vs in person.

PPOs, Name Changes, Friend of the Court Show Cause Hearings, Date Certain Trials of any nature and Evidentiary Hearings of any nature: Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m., in person.

Zoom dockets begin at 9:00 a.m. Each case will be called when all parties are present and on a first come first serve basis.

Settlement Conferences: Wednesdays (in person) and Thursdays (via zoom), 9:30 a.m.
If both parties are represented by Counsel, clients do NOT have to appear.

Trials (not set as a Date Certain): Wednesdays (in person) and Thursdays (via zoom), 9:00 a.m.

If proceeding with Proofs/Entry of JOD on the Settlement Conference date, Status Conference date and/or Trial date, Plaintiff and Plaintiff’s Counsel only are required to appear.

Judgments of Divorce and all required accompanying Orders MUST be e-filed no later than the Tuesday of the week before the Hearing.

Attorney Pro Cons: Wednesdays (in person) and Thursdays (via zoom), 9:00 a.m.
Plaintiff and Plaintiff’s Counsel only are required to appear.
Pro Per Pro Cons: Wednesdays (in person), 9:00 a.m.

You will receive an e-mail from Judge Rancilio's staff should there be a change to an originally scheduled hearing.