The Honorable Michael R. Smith has been presiding over the First Judicial Circuit Court, Hillsdale County, Michigan since January 1, 1997. 

Educational Requirements

  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor of Arts/Science
  • Juris Doctor Degree
  • State Bar Examination
  • Five Years of Active Legal Practice
  • Appointment or Election to the Bench

Circuit Court Statistics

2008-2018 Statistics (pdf format)