54A District Court

The 54A Judicial District Court of Ingham County



The 54A Judicial District Court of Ingham County is located on the 6th Floor of City Hall at 124 W. Michigan Ave. in Lansing Michigan.


Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday:         8:00 am- 5:00 pm



Phone:                        (517) 483-4433

Fax:                             (517) 483- 4108



The Justices that serve for the 54A Judicial District Court include Judge Frank J. Deluca, Judge Patrick F. Cherry, Judge Hugh B. Clarke, Jr., Judge Louise Alderson, and Judge Charles f. Filice. The Honorable Frank J. Deluca currently resides over the court as Chief Justice.




The District Court is divided into three divisions: The Civil Division, The Criminal Division, and The Traffic Division. The responsibilities of each division are outlined below.


            Civil Division

All filings for general civil claims, not exceeding $25,000, landlord and tenant evictions, small claims less than or equal to $5,000, land contract forfeiture, claim and delivery actions, and weddings are handled within the Civil Division of the District Court.


Criminal Division

Maintains original jurisdiction over criminal cases involving a felony and District court misdemeanors. The Criminal Division is also responsible for criminal appellate assignments and appointments for indigent criminal defendants who necessitate court-appointed counsel.


Traffic Division

The law enforcement agencies of Ingham County give their traffic and municipal civil infraction citations to the Traffic Division of the District Court to be processed.



Additional information regarding the 54A Judicial District Court can be found on their webpage:


Client Reviews
“Nick is an excellent attorney! From the first time I met him he was very informative, responded to all my questions and was caring and understanding. I got the best possible outcome and I will definitely refer Nick to anyone that needs a great attorney! He goes above and beyond for his client!” Erica Johnson
“Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value. Provides top notch services at affordable prices. Highly recommended.” Roger Deuce
“We were fortunate to work with Nick Leydorf and could not have been happier with his knowledge, professionalism, responsiveness and concern. If all lawyers were like Nick, there would be no "lawyer jokes". I cannot speak more highly of him. ” Kelly Pervine