Court Administrator's Office

13th Judicial Circuit Court

On behalf of the Judges and staff of the Circuit Court of AntrimGrand Traverse and Leelanau, welcome to our website. 


Please refresh the link below for the most current information relative to the 13th Circuit Court's operation during the COVID-19 health crisis.

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The Circuit Court is a state trial court where issues involving rights and responsibilities of individuals and Michigan laws are tried. Our Judges hear civil lawsuits involving the awarding of money (matters over $25,000) and enforcement of rights between individuals. The Judges also try criminal cases where the state charges as felonies when laws have been broken and punishment should be imposed.  
The Circuit Court also handles family matters including divorce and hears cases appealed from the District Court.  


This Court has two Circuit Court Judges - Honorable Kevin A. Elsenheimer and Honorable Charles M. Hamlyn. The mission of the Circuit Court is to protect rights and liberties, uphold and interpret the law and provide for the peaceful resolution of disputes. 
Hon. Kevin A. Elsenheimer                            Hon. Charles M. Hamlyn
Hon. Kevin A. Elsenheimer
Hon. Charles M. Hamlyn