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"Jim Jamo is the best choice for Circuit Court Judge. He will bring over 27 years of practicing law to the bench and has handled a diverse caseload. He is widely respected for his integrity and patient demeanor." Honorable Paula J.M. Manderfield, Ingham County Circuit Court Judge

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CAMPAIGN UPDATE: Jamo Wins General Election

With nearly 50,000 votes, Jim Jamo finished first in the November 6th General Election. He will assume the responsibilities of Circuit Court Judge in January 2013. Click here for complete election results.

"Thank you to the voters of Ingham County for supporting my campaign for Circuit Court. I will work hard to uphold the high standard our citizens deserve during my service on the bench."


Unbiased. Non-partisan. Uniquely qualified to serve Justice.

Jim Jamo is seeking election to the Ingham County Circuit Court to replace the retiring Honorable Paula J.M. Manderfield in the November 6th Election. A Lansing lawyer for over 27 years, he is a respected litigator with diverse experience in the Circuit Court and Federal Courts. He currently is a partner at the law firm of Grua, Jamo, & Young P.L.C.

Jim Jamo has a comprehensive understanding of the court system, and is an appointed Case Evaluator for the Ingham, Clinton and Eaton County Circuit Courts. The Ingham County Circuit Court has designated Jim Jamo a neutral evaluator, and refers cases to him to serve as a mediator to settle litigated matters. His ethics are highly respected, leading to appointment as a hearing panel member for the Attorney Discipline Board.

Among the candidates for Circuit Court, Jim Jamo is uniquely qualified as neutral, unbiased and respected attorney with vast experience in the matters before the Circuit Court. As the next Ingham County Circuit Judge, Jim Jamo will bring a strong work ethic and vast experience in the courtroom. Learn more about Jim

About the position

  • Non‐partisan position
  • Circuit Court is the highest level trial court in the state
  • Cases handled by the Circuit Court:
    • Felony Criminal Cases
    • Administrative appeals
    • Appeals from District Courts
    • Civil damage cases in excess of $25,000
    • Family Law
    • Court of Claims cases against the State of Michigan
  • Open seat due to retirement of Judge Paula J.M. Manderfield

Learn more about the Ingham County Circuit Court

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