Michigan Court of Appeals

After you or a loved one has been convicted of a criminal charge, it may still be possible to appeal the decision to a higher court. The Michigan Court of Appeals (COA) handles appeal by right cases from Michigan’s circuit courts, along with certain probate court and agency orders. The COA also hears appeal by application for leave cases from lower courts as well as tribunal decisions. Grabel & Associates is a criminal appeals firm with experience working in the Court of Appeals, and our team of appellate defense lawyers will defend you in any of Michigan’s 83 counties. Contact our recognized firm now for representation throughout the post-conviction stages of your case. It is extremely difficult to win a Michigan court of appeals case, and you need a skilled attorney to ensure you do everything you can to fight for a better case outcome.

Michigan Post-Conviction Attorneys Representing Clients in Michigan Court of Appeals Throughout the State

Our experienced appeals lawyers represent clients in appeal by right and appeal by application for leave cases, and can help you explore all available motions and appeals options. Founding attorney Scott Grabel began his legal career in the Pre-Hearing division of the Michigan Court of Appeals, and can personally advise you throughout the post-trial process, making sure you properly utilize your right to appeal. Our attorneys understand the appellate process, and can help you through every step of your criminal appeal no matter where you are in Michigan. After a conviction, you may have a limited time period in which you can file an appeal, and there will likely be complex paperwork required just to start the appellate process. Our team of Michigan Court of Appeals attorneys will take care of everything in your case, and make sure you understand all you need to do in order to present your case to the COA.

Michigan Court of Appeals Information

The Michigan Court of Appeals is an intermediate appellate court hearing appeal by right and appeal by leave cases from circuit courts and lower courts, along with some original cases. Starting with 9 judges, the Michigan appellate court has expanded to 24 judges, who sit statewide and are elected from one of the Court of Appeals Districts.

The Michigan Court of Appeals has four districts and three courtrooms; District I in Detroit, District II in Troy (which does not have a courtroom), District III in Grand Rapids, and District IV in Lansing. The three courtrooms hold hearings year-round, with a panel of three randomly selected judges assigned to various panels. If two of three judges on a panel agree on an appellate case decision, it is binding. Michigan Court of Appeals decisions may be appealed by application for leave to the Michigan Supreme Court.

Michigan Court of Appeals Locations

The locations for the four Court of Appeals district offices are as follows:

  • District 1
    Cadillac Place
    3020 West Grand Boulevard, Suite 14-300
    Detroit, MI 48202-6020
    313-972-5678
  • District 2
    Columbia Center
    201 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 800
    Troy, MI 4804-4127
    248-524-8700
  • District 3
    State of Michigan Building
    350 Ottawa, NW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2349
    616-456-1167
  • District 4
    2nd Floor, Hall of Justice
    925 West Ottawa Street
    PO Box 30022
    Lansing, MI 48909-7522
    517-373-0786

Appellate court district offices are open from 9 to 5, Monday to Friday, excluding holidays. More information about the Court of Appeals can be found on the Michigan court website.

Michigan Court of Appeals Judges

The Michigan Court of Appeals currently has 28 judges, which will over time be reduced to 24 due to a 2012 change. Michigan Court of Appeals judges include:

  • Jane M. Beckering
  • Mark T. Boonstra
  • Stephen L. Borrello
  • Mark J. Cavanagh
  • Michael F. Gadola
  • Elizabeth L. Gleicher
  • Joel P. Hoekstra
  • Karen Fort Hood
  • Kathleen Jansen
  • Kirsten F. Kelly
  • Michael J. Kelly
  • Amy Ronayne Krause
  • Jane E. Markey
  • Patrick M. Meter
  • William B. Murphy
  • Christopher M. Murray
  • Peter D. O’Connell
  • Donald S. Owens
  • Michael J. Riordan
  • Henry William Saad
  • David H. Sawyer
  • Deborah A. Servitto
  • Douglas B. Shapiro
  • Cynthia Diane Stephens
  • Michael J. Talbot
  • Kurtis T. Wilder

No matter what appellate court judge will hear your case, you need an experienced Michigan criminal appeals attorney on your side. Contact Grabel & Associates for aggressive criminal defense now.

Our Approach to Michigan Appellate Court Cases

When you or a loved one has been wrongfully convicted or excessively penalized for a criminal offense, you need to work with the best possible attorney to fight for a better result. Grabel & Associates has the knowledge and experience needed to help you throughout the complex appellate process, and we understand how to prepare briefs and paperwork as well as argue your case in the Michigan Court of Apeals.

Contact our statewide attorneys now for a free initial consultation, and begin working to exercise your right to appeal.

Contact Scott Grabel Court of Appeals Attorney

If you or someone you care about needs appellate court representation, contact the law firm of Grabel & Associates. Our experienced case analysts are available 24/7 at our toll free number, 1-800-342-7896. You can also contact us online, and ask to set up a free case consultation with experienced appeals lawyer Scott Grabel. Work fast to hire legal representation; contact Grabel & Associates right away.