State Court Administrator Hohman to retire, focus on at-risk children

The Michigan Supreme Court has announced that State Court Administrator John A. Hohman, Jr. is retiring to focus his efforts on helping at-risk children and families. While leading the administrative arm of the Court, Hohman focused on strengthening ties to trial courts and positioning the State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) as an expert source of information and advice.

“John has been a superior ambassador to the trial courts,” said Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert P. Young, Jr. “John’s optimism inspired staff and focused efforts on helping make Michigan’s judiciary a national model of efficiency and customer service.”

“I will miss the wonderful staff at SCAO,” said Hohman. “They are kind, professional, and truly dedicated to serving the trial courts and the public. I am grateful to the Court, and especially to Chief Justice Young, for giving me the opportunity to serve my former colleagues on the bench and to work together toward the goal of making SCAO a consultancy to the trial courts.”

Prior to becoming State Court Administrator, Hohman was a Monroe County Probate and Family Court Judge for 16 years, and before that he was in private practice for 16 years.

As a jurist, Hohman was often recognized for his work in juvenile justice and child welfare. In 2013, he was named “Michigan Jurist of the Year” by the Michigan Foster Care Review Board, and  was chosen “Michigan Judge of the Year” in 2008 by the Michigan Association of Court Appointed Special Advocates.