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Hon. Karen Quinlan Valvo

PO Box 8650
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
Phone: (734) 994-6764 Opt 2
Fax: (734) 794-6751

Practice areas: Real Property, Family Law, Probate/Estate Planning, Civil Litigation

Hon. Karen Quinlan Valvo was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder and elected to the 15th District Court in 2016. She presides over misdemeanor criminal and traffic dockets, the landlord-tenant docket, the mental health treatment court, and the veterans treatment court. Prior to her appointment, Judge Valvo practiced in the areas of family law, general civil litigation, property management/landlord-tenant law, real estate transactions, and probate and estate work. Judge Valvo is a member in good standing of the American Judges Association, the Michigan District Judges Association, the State Bar of Michigan, the Washtenaw County Bar Association, and the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan. She is a fellow of the State Bar of Michigan Foundation. In 2018, the Washtenaw County Commission appointed her to serve on the Community Mental Health Advisory Committee and she serves on the executive subcommittee of the Washtenaw County Jail Diversion Council. Judge Valvo has presented for ICLE on real estate and family law topics.