Judges


Hon. George J. Mertz, Chief Circuit Judge

Judge Mertz was elected to the bench at the November 8, 2016 general election. 

Judge Mertz received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University in 1996 and his Juris Doctor from the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University in 2001.  While in law school he served as a clerk in the Executive Division of the Michigan Attorney General’s Office

Hon. Colin G. Hunter, Circuit Court

Judge Hunter was elected to the bench at the November 8, 2016 general election.

Judge Hunter received his undergraduate degree in 2004 from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI and Juris Doctor from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, MI. While in law school, he served an externship at the Crawford County Prosecutor's Office.