Calhoun County Circuit Court

2:13 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Ex-BC mayor becomes new Calhoun Circuit Court judge

Kirkham will have to run for election in November 2014 to serve until 2016.
Brian Kirkham, a Battle Creek attorney and former mayor, has been appointed to the Calhoun County Circuit Court. Gov. Rick Snyder made the announcement this morning, according to Chief Circuit Judge James Kingsley. Kirkham will take the seat held by Judge Allen Garbrecht, who retired June 1.
9:47 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Four attorneys plan to seek open Calhoun County judgeship

Governor's office has decline to identify applicants
At least four local attorneys have applied to replace retiring Calhoun County Circuit Judge Allen Garbrecht. Gov. Rick Snyder will select the new judge, but the process is confidential, according to both the office of the governor and the Michigan Bar Association, which conducts interviews with the candidates.
7:58 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Calhoun County Judge to retire

Allen Garbrecht's replacement will be appointed by Governor Snyder
Family and the beach will replace orange jail suits and lawyers for a Calhoun County judge. Circuit Judge Allen Garbrecht announced Monday he will retire on June 1 with after three decades on the bench and with more than half of his six-year term remaining.