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26th Circuit Court - Montmorency
P.O. Box 789
Atlanta, MI 49709
Phone: (989)785-8022 Fax: (989)785-8023

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Court Holidays     -                          
                             Montmorency County also observes Good Friday as a holiday closure.         Click map -            

26th Circuit Court Staff

Judge K. Edward Black

Chief Judge

26th Circuit Court

Judge Lora E. Greene
Family and Juvenile Court


Referee Kimberly Schultz

Friend of the Court

Cheryl Neilsen

County Clerk  
Clerk of the Court


Julie Morton
Chief Deputy County Clerk

Lori Curwin
Deputy County Clerk

Danielle Rimer

Deputy County Clerk

Alpena Circuit Court Staff:


Court Administrator/Law Clerk 
Lucas Patton


Assignment Cler​k/Administrative Assistant
Jennifer Szymanski


Senior Scheduling Clerk

Vicki Hamilton  

Scheduling Clerk 
Renae Schalkofske

Contact Jennifer Szymanski or Vicki Hamilton
989.356.9573 for scheduling.

Circuit Court Probation:

Kelly Rhoades
(989) 785-8095

Northeast Michigan Regional Defender Office

503 N. Second Avenue

Alpena, Michigan 49707
Ph. 989-354-2856

Fax. 989-278-2921

Montmorency Defender Office Location

12418 State Street

Atlanta, Michigan 49709

Office Hours:  9 am - 3 pm on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month.
Appointments are available when scheduled in advance.




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The County Clerk is a Constitutional Officer who is elected for a four-year term. The duties of the County Clerk are prescribed by state statute, and as the "keeper of records" for the citizens of Montmorency County, those duties include:


Clerk of the 26th Circuit Court:
Has control of court files, maintains all court case filings, administers oaths and is the keeper of the Circuit Court Seal which is used to certify over 275 different documents.

Disclosure:  The information on our website attempts to explain only the highlights of the Circuit Court legal process and is not a complete statement of the law.  Clerks of the court will be happy to assist you in the processing of your claims, but they ARE NOT ATTORNEYS AND CANNOT GIVE OUT LEGAL ADVICE.  If you have further questions, you may wish to consult an attorney or have an attorney represent you.


If you need assistance during an upcoming hearing for access to the courtroom technology, please contact 989-785-8068 for assistance.


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