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Tribal Court

Main Line: 231-534-7050

Fax: 231-534-7051

Main Email: tribalcourt@gtb-nsn.gov

Criminal/Juvenile Case Email: tribalcourt2@gtb-nsn.gov

ICW Email: tribalcourtICW@gtb-nsn.gov

Probation Email: probationofficer@gtb-nsn.gov

  The Grand Traverse Band Tribal Court consists of the Tribal Appellate Court, with three Appellate Judges and the Tribal Court, with one full-time Chief Judge and one part-time Associate Judge. The Tribal Judiciary’s authority to hear cases comes from Article V of the Grand Traverse Band Constitution, Tribal ordinances and other regulations. 


Tribal Court Administrative Order 2020-05, Order Temporarily Suspending Facility Testing for PBT Requirements Under Court Orders, 2020.7.20

Tribal Court Administrative Order 2019-1, Order Concerning Adoption of Subchapter 8.500 SDVCJ Jury, Rights and Pool, 2019.4.19

2016-2662-CV-CV, Preliminary Order Lifting Stay and Dismissing Plaintiff's Complaint, 2016.6.1 

Court Mailing Address:
2605 N. West Bay Shore Drive
Peshawbestown, MI 49682
Courthouse Physical Address:
2809 N. West Bay Shore Drive
Peshawbestown, MI 49682
Tribal Court Administrator Sherri L. Vezina, CCM (231) 534-7041 (231) 866-1238
Sherri.Vezina@gtb-nsn.gov Notary Public
Tribal Probation Officer Trisha Knauf (231) 534-7546 (231) 631-4329
Trisha.Knauf@gtb-nsn.gov Notary Public
Tribal Court Bailiff/Court Clerk Eric Placer (231) 534-7079 (231) 866-6014
Eric.Placer@gtb-nsn.gov Notary Public
Tribal Court Clerk/Program Director Carrie Leaureaux (231) 534-7030
Carrie.Leaureaux@gtb-nsn.gov Notary Public
Tribal Court Clerk Lauren Parzych (231) 534-7080
Lauren.Parzych@gtb-nsn.gov Notary Public
SDVCJ Project Coordinator
Veronica Wonegeshik (231) 534-7377 (231) 463-8487
Veronica.Wonegeshik@gtb-nsn.gov Notary Public
Data Entry Clerk/Clerical Support Assistant Shelby Parzych (231) 534-7020
Shelby.Parzych@gtb-nsn.gov Notary Public
Court Clerk/Assistant Probation Officer Thomas Mercer (231) 534-7027 (231) 492-6863
VAWA Intensive Probation Officer
John Sabatini (231) 534-7024 (231) 492-6771
VAWA Tribal Court Survivor Liaison/Program Manager
Yvette Weese (231) 534-7381 (231) 492-7380
CTAS PA-3 Tribal Court Clerk/Peacemaker/Program Director
Amanda Kohler (231) 534-7117 (231) 492-3047