About & Services

John A. Hohman, Jr.

John A. Hohman, Jr.

Professional Experience

2015 - PresentOwner - John Hohman Mediation & Arbitration
2013 - 2015State Court Administrator - State of Michigan
1997 - 2013Probate and Family Division Judge - Monroe County, Michigan
1989 - 1997Nonequity Partner - Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer and Weiss
1983 - 1989Law Offices of John A. Hohman, Jr.
1981 - 1983Associate - Shinkle, Shinkle & France

Awards, Boards and Committees

  • Selected as Michigan Jurist of the Year in 2013 by the Michigan Foster Care Review Board
  • Selected as Michigan Judge of the Year in 2008 by the Michigan Association of Court Appointed Special Advocates
  • Chair of the Governor's Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect, 2015-2018
  • Council Member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Michigan, 2015-Present (Chair of the Judicial Action Team)
  • Michigan Probate Judges Association Executive Board, 2005-2012; served as President of MPJA in 2008-2009
  • Judicial Council of the State Bar of Michigan, 2008-2013; served as Chair in 2010-2011
  • State Bar of Michigan 21st Century Task Force, Building a 21st Century Practice Committee, 2015-present, served as Co-chair of the Trial Practice and Court Innovations Work Group
  • State Bar of Michigan Judicial Crossroads Subcommittee on Court Structure and Judicial Resources, 2009-2010
  • Judicial Needs and Assessment Delphi Group on Probate Proceedings, 2011
  • Ad Hoc Joint Judicial Association Judicial Resources Committee, 2008-2010
  • Michigan Foster Care Review Board Advisory Committee, 2012-2013
  • Michigan Model Civil Jury Instructions Committee, 2002-2012
  • Chairman of the SCAO CIP Quality and Depth of Hearing Subcommittee, 2012-2013
  • Child Care Fund Reengineering Committee, 2013
  • MJI Academic Advisory Committee, Family Division, 2013
  • Michigan Supreme Court Circuit/Probate Court Merger Committee , 1998

Faculty Contributions and Publications

  • Faculty member of 2009, 2011, and 2013 New Judges Seminar and Orientation
  • Faculty member of 2009 MJI Judicial Symposium
  • Faculty Member of 2009 and 2012 SCAO Judicial Conference
  • Faculty member of MPJA 2008 Annual Conference
  • Faculty member of ICLE 2002 and 2006 Family Law Symposium
  • Author of Judicial Leadership, Inter-Com, July 2013
  • Author of Tips for Parents Attorneys, the Michigan Child Welfare Law Journal, Winter 2011 Edition
  • Author of Chapter 6, Contested Proceedings of Michigan Guardianship and Conservatorship Handbook , ICLE 2010 and 2012
  • Author of Reflections of a Juvenile Court Judge, Michigan Child Welfare Law Journal, 2010
  • Editorial Advisory Committee member of the Michigan Probate Benchbook
  • Editorial Advisory Committee member of Lawyer Guardian Ad Litem Protocol publication
  • Editorial Advisory Committee member of the Parents' Attorney Protocol publication
  • Editorial Advisory Committee member of Michigan Benchbook on Child Protective Proceedings, Fourth Edition


  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan (Juris Doctor, 1981)
  • Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan (Bachelor of Science Degree, 1978)


John Hohman mediates disputes involving estates, guardianships, conservatorships, domestic relations, municipal law, business matters, employment, and property disputes. Having spent 41 years as a practicing attorney, probate and family judge, State Court Administrator, Mediator, and Arbitrator, John is uniquely qualified to expeditiously mediate and arbitrate intricate and complex disputes. As a judge, John was frequently called upon to sort out complicated and emotion driven cases that involved multiple parties with intersecting interests.