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1st District Court

1st District Court

1st District Court Judges


Honorable Jack Vitale
Chief Judge & Mental Health Recovery Court
106 East First Street, Monroe, Michigan 48161 
(734) 240-7145    Fax (734) 240-7098

Judge Vitale received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University, 
Oxford, Ohio. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Law.  The Judge was elected November 3, 1998. His office first commenced January 1, 1999.

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 Honorable William Paul Nichols
 District Judge
 106 East First Street, Monroe Michigan 48161
 (734) 240-7135    Fax (734) 240-7098

Judge Nichols was educated at the University of Michigan.  He is a graduate of the  Thomas M. Cooley Law School.  The Judge was elected November 6, 2018.  His  office first commenced January 1,  2019.

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 Honorable Michael C. Brown
 District Judge & Veterans' Treatment Court
 106 East First Street, Monroe, Michigan 48161
 (734) 240-7125  Fax (734)2 240-7098

Judge Brown received a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School.  His current term of office commenced on January 1, 2021.  He was appointed to the bench on August 13, 2018.