29 N Howell Street 517-437-7758

Hillsdale County Friend of the Court

Friend of the Court

Deputy Friend of the Court - Shaila Arnold

Senior Account Clerk - Shelley Knowlan

Interstate Specialist - Tracy Lawson

Receptionist - Emilee Loy


Telephone: (517) 437-4111

Friend of the Court Office Information

15 Care Drive
Hillsdale, MI 49242

8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

24 Hour Information Line:


 The Friend of the Court office is considered an office of the courts and has a form for reviewing information in that office.

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) specifically addresses the definition of public bodies for the purpose of requesting records. In the State of Michigan, courts are not considered a “public body” under the law. [MCL §15.232(h)(iv)] The external link is provided below: