Jonathan E. Lauderbach

Adjunct Professor of Law
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

  • Biography

    The Honorable Jonathan E. Lauderbach was elected to the 42nd Circuit Court serving Midland County in November of 2006, and has served as that court's Chief Judge since January of 2008. Prior to his election, Judge Lauderbach practiced with the Midland law firm of Currie Kendall, PLC. While in private practice, Judge Lauderbach assisted individuals and business entities of all sizes - from sole proprietorships to Fortune 100 companies - in resolving complex commercial disputes and insolvency matters in state and federal courts throughout Michigan.

    Judge Lauderbach was born in Bay City and raised in Midland, graduating from Midland High School. He received a bachelor of arts degree in history from Albion College and his juris doctor degree from the University of Detroit School of Law.

    In addition to his judicial activities, Judge Lauderbach currently serves as a director or trustee of Eagle Village, Inc., Midland Tomorrow and the Delta College Foundation. He also serves on the Corrections Committee of the Michigan Judges' Association and the Endowment Committee of the First United Methodist Church of Midland. He is a past director of the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midland County.

    Judge Lauderbach and his wife, Erin, reside in Midland with their two sons.

  • Courses

    Michigan Civil Procedure
    (Formerly DCL 438) This course is a survey of Michigan civil procedure at the trial and appellate levels. The purpose of the course is to acquaint students who intend to practice in Michigan with the nuances of state procedural law. Focus will be placed on the differences between the Michigan court rules and the federal rules of civil procedure. Also, the subject matter jurisdiction of the various courts within the state system, as well as Michigan's long-arm statute, will be examined.