The Probate Pro has the great privilege of appearing before the probate and trust courts throughout the state of Michigan. It is staffed by friendly and experienced personnel. One of the most enjoyable courts to practice in is the Oakland County Probate Court.

Our Michigan probate attorneys have extensive experience handling Oakland County probate cases.  In fact, our main office is located in Oakland County.

Maps and Directions

The Oakland County Probate Court is located at 1200 N. Telegraph Rd.  in Pontiac, Michigan and is staffed by four experienced and knowledgeable judges that understand probate law.

Oakland County Probate Court Judges
  • The Honorable Kathleen A. Ryan is is the Chief Probate Judge.  Judge Ryan was appointed to the probate court in 2010 and is a graduate of University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.
  • The Honorable Linda S. Hallmark is the Chief Probate Judge Pro Tempore and former presiding Judge of the Circuit Court Family Division.  She is a graduate of Michigan State University and Wayne State University School of law.
  • The Honorable Daniel A. O’Brien is the Presiding Judge of Guardianships, Conservatorships and Mental Health.
  • The Honorable Jennifer S. Callaghan is the Presiding Judge of Estates and Trusts.  Judge Callaghan was appointed to the probate court in 2001 and is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Law.

Historically, we have been fortunate that the probate court has had many incredible judges serve on the bench. If interested, the attached is the historical roster of the Oakland County Probate Court bench. The contact infiormation to the various Judges’ courtroom can be accessed through the court website here.

Hours of Operation

The Oakland County Probate Court’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.  The probate court is closed during most major holidays. The holiday schedule can be found here.

Security Requirements

An important consideration before entering the Oakland County Probate courthouse are the security requirements.  You will be subject to building security before you enter the court and must pass through a medical detector.  The specific items being banned often changes however, cellphones with a camera and weapons are always banned.  The court is strict so before you make the long journey from the parking lot to the metal detectors, check your pockets and purses.  Many people are frustrated when they must go back to their cars after waiting in line!

For many probate related issues, there is no need to venture all of the way to the courthouse.  You can do it from the warm, cozy confines of your home. The Oakland County Probate Court has a terrific website.  The website has tons of valuable information including probate forms that can be downloaded free of charge.  Yes, free court approved probate forms.

Online Resources

Here are some of the Oakland County Probate Court’s online resources:

Probate Lawyer Near Me for the Oakland County Probate Court

The Probate Pro is grateful to be able to practice law in the Oakland County Probate Court. The Probate Pro is here to help you navigate this journey by focusing on your goals.  If you have any questions concerning any aspect of the law, let me know. My direct line is 248-399-3300 or toll free: 1-833-PROBATE.

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