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Appeals in a Circuit Court

Cases from Michigan district courts and other trial courts as well as administrative agencies may be appealed to the circuit court, which is a trial court with a wide range of powers. There are currently 57 circuit courts in Michigan, and our criminal appeals attorneys can help you present your appellate case in any trial court statewide. 

Trial Court Appeal Attorneys in Michigan Defending Clients in Appellate Court Cases in Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Throughout Michigan

Contact Grabel & Associates now if you or a loved one is facing wrongful conviction or excessive penalties after a trial court conviction. The Michigan Circuit Court of Appeals makes it difficult to change the ruling in a criminal case, however it is possible with the help of an experienced and knowledgeable team of attorneys. Grabel & Associates is an aggressive criminal defense firm dedicated to preparing comprehensive criminal appeals strategies for clients facing a variety of charges in Michigan.

As soon as you or someone you care about has been convicted of a crime in a Michigan district court, contact Grabel & Associates. You may have a limited timeframe during which you could appeal the initial decision to the Circuit Court, and our lawyers will help you complete all the necessary legal steps you need to take in order to file an appeal. Founding attorney and experienced trial lawyer Scott Grabel began his legal career in the Pre-Hearing division of the Michigan Court of Appeals, and can help you understand how appellate cases work and what you can do to maximize your chances of achieving a better case outcome. Contact our criminal appeals firm now for Circuit Court representation, and benefit from a capable team of attorneys fighting for your best interests.

Appeal Case Decision to Michigan Circuit Court

Michigan’s 57 circuit courts have original jurisdiction in many cases, including family law cases and civil claims. Additionally the Circuit Court serves as the appellate court for district courts and other trial courts in Michigan. Circuit Court judges serve six year terms in courtrooms statewide, and our attorneys will defend your rights and freedom no matter what county your case will be heard in. From start to finish, our post-conviction defense will ensure you do all you can to battle for a better case result, and our team will advise you throughout the post-trial process so that you are aware of your legal options and how certain actions could impact your case.

Michigan Circuit Court of Appeals Locations

The Michigan trial court system is split up into 4 administrative regions each filled with circuit, district, and probate courts. Region 4 encompasses Houghton, Marquette, Delta, Ostego, Missaukee, and many other counties. Region 3 includes Alcona, Clare, Lake, Ionia, Saginaw, and Lapeer counties, and additional counties in the area. Region 2 includes Ottawa, Kent, Eaton, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Hillsdale, and Lenawee counties, among others. Region 1 is made up of Genesee, St. Clair, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Wayne, and Monroe counties.

The administrative offices for the four regions are as follows:

  • Region 1
    PO Box 02984
    Detroit, MI 48202
  • Region 3
    PO Box 750
    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48804-0750
  • Region 2
    PO Box 30048
    Lansing, MI 48909-7547
  • Region 4
    PO Box 100
    Gaylord, MI 49734-0100

The 57 Circuit Court locations can be found using this map, with courts throughout Marquette (#25), Delta (#47), Ostego (#46), Saginaw (#10), Kalamazoo (#9), Oakland (#6), Wayne (#3), and numerous other counties statewide. Addresses for trial courts in each of Michigan’s counties, along with the names of judges in Michigan Circuit Courts can be found using this directory.

Our Approach to Trial Court Appeals in Michigan

When you or a loved one has been wrongly convicted or sentenced, you need to know when, where, and how to file an appeal. Our attorneys understand the complex appellate process and can help you determine if a Circuit Court appeal is best for you in your unique legal situation. We can help you explore all your motions and appeals options, and help you fill out paperwork, meet deadlines, and work through complex legal issues throughout the post-trial process.

Because appellate cases are so difficult, our team is committed to spending as much time as necessary on every aspect of any case we take, and we will investigate every detail of your case while writing convincing briefs and arguing your case inside and outside the courtroom. Find out more about your appeal options now by speaking with a case consultant at Grabel & Associates. Act quickly as your time to obtain a better outcome could be running out.

Call Scott Grabel for MI Circuit Court Appellate Defense

Our firm is available 24/7 to assist you no matter where you are in Michigan. Call 1-800-342-7896 toll free right now for a free consultation, or contact us online and ask to set up a free consultation with trial lawyer Scott Grabel. Don’t settle for less than the best representation and risk missing out on the best results; contact Grabel & Associates and do all you can to protect yourself or your loved one after a criminal conviction.

Client Reviews

If you are reading these reviews you are about to make a decision that will have a large impact on the rest of your life. I choose Grabel and Associates to represent me in my case and I could not have been more satisfied with the level of professionalism and dedication to their clients. I had the opportunity to meet and work with multiple lawyers in the practice all of which showcased a vast knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of the legal system. When you choose Scott Grabel to represent you will open yourself up to all of his resources. Depending on your case Grabel knows experts in all fields. I worked with polygraph examiners, investigators, and forensics experts. Grabel and Associates will defend without prejudice of innocence or guilt. Scott Grabel was able to lead me through every step of the process with great communication the whole way. I would recommend Scott Grabel and Associates to my friends, family and anyone who is in need of representation. B. A.
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