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Detroit is the most populous city in Michigan and the largest city on the United States-Canada border. Detroit is the seat of Wayne County, and is also a primary business, cultural, financial and transportation center. The population is 688,701 as of 2013 and is 142.9 square miles.

Detroit serves as a major port on the Detroit River connecting the Great Lakes system to the Saint Lawrence Seaway.

Detroit is home to the Tigers baseball team that hosts games at Comerica Park and the Lions football team that hosts game at Ford Field.


  • American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Charter One Bank
  • Comerica Inc.
  • Compuware
  • DTE Energy
  • General Motors
  • Greektown Casino
  • HP Enterprise Services
  • Ilitch Holdings Inc.
  • MGM Grand Detroit Casino
  • Motor City Casino
  • Quicken Loans
  • SBC
  • Soave Enterprises LLC


Higher Education

  • College for Creative Studies
  • Marygrove College
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • Wayne State University

High Schools

  • A. Philip Randolph Technical High School
  • Banks, Diann Williamson Center
  • Cass Technical High School
  • Carson, Benjamin High School for Science and Medicine
  • Cody - Academy of Public Leadership
  • Cody – Detroit Institute of Technology College Preparatory High School
  • Cody – Medicine and Community Health Academy
  • Communication and Media Arts High School
  • Davis Aerospace Technical High School at Golightly
  • Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School at Northwestern
  • Detroit International Academy for Young Women
  • Detroit School of Arts
  • Douglass Academy for Young Men
  • East English Village Preparatory Academy
  • King High School
  • Osborn College Preparatory Academy
  • Osborn Collegiate Academy of Mathematics, Science & Technology
  • Osborn Evergreen Academy of Design & Alternative Energy
  • Renaissance High School
  • Turning Point Academy
  • West Side Academy
  • Western International High School
  • White, Jerry L. Center

Private Schools

  • Al-ihsan Academy
  • Benedictine High School
  • Benjamin E. Mays Male Academy
  • Bethany Lutheran School
  • Chapel Hill Missionary Baptist
  • Charlotte Mason Community School
  • Childrens Palace
  • Christ the King School
  • City Mission Academy
  • Detroit Cristo Rey High School
  • Detroit Urban Lutheran School
  • Detroit Waldorf School
  • Dominican High School and Academy
  • Evergreen Lutheran School
  • Focus Hope
  • Friends School in Detroit
  • Gesu Catholic School
  • Giving Tree Montessori School
  • Grandmont Rosedale Christian School
  • Greater Ebenezer Childcare
  • Holy Redeemer Grade School
  • Louisiana Homes School
  • Loyola High School
  • Metropolitan Academy of Detroit
  • Most Holy Trinity School
  • Muhammad University Islam
  • New St. Mark Montessori School
  • Oak Grove Day Care Center and Kindergarten
  • Open Door Montessori Academy
  • Our Lady Queen-Angels School
  • Peace Lutheran School
  • Peter Rabbit Early Learning/Child Care
  • Pippen Palace
  • Sanders Day Care Center
  • St. Bartholomew School
  • University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy


The Third Judicial Circuit is the largest circuit court in Michigan, with 63 judges and three operating divisions. The Third Circuit Court has jurisdiction over Civil, Criminal, and Family matters arising in the County of Wayne. The National Center for State Courts has cited the Third Circuit Court as one of the model urban courts in the United States for case flow management and the timely disposition of the Court's docket.

The Third Judicial Court: 2 Woodward Ave #711, Detroit, MI 48226

The 36th District Court is one of the largest and busiest courts in the United States. Most of the citizens of Detroit will have their first contact with the judicial system through the district court. For this reason, it is often referred to as the "People's Court". 

While the 36th District Court processes over 500,000 cases each year, it is a court of limited jurisdiction. This means that its authority is limited to only those actions that have been defined by state law. This court has original jurisdiction for the following actions occurring in the city of Detroit:

  • Traffic and ordinance violations
  • Criminal misdemeanor cases
  • Arraignments and preliminary examinations for felony cases
  • Small claims lawsuits for amounts up to 5,000
  • Civil lawsuits for amounts up to 25,000
  • Real estate matters involving rent and land contract disputes

A chief judge presides over the Court and oversees 30 judges and four magistrates.
A Court Administrator oversees all of the operations of the Court and approximately
350 staff.

36th District Court
421 Madison Avenue
Detroit, Mi 48226

BROWN AND BROWN, PLC is a diverse firm located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan representing clients in Michigan primarily in Oakland County, Macomb County and Wayne County. Our firm has over 25 years of district court and circuit court trial and litigation experience. We are dedicated to providing quality and competent legal representation to all of our clients.   We focus on Criminal Law, Employment Law, Family Law, Probate Wills, Personal Injury, Estates, Trusts, and Business Law/Litigation. 

At Brown and Brown, PLC our focus is on making sure that we do our very best for each and every client. Our firm is licensed to practice in all courts in the state of Michigan including the Federal Courts and the Federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio.  For help with all your Detroit legal problems, please call the attorneys at Brown and Brown, PLC today at 248-454-1120 or by email at