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Judge Jamie Wittenberg

Meet Your Judge

The Honorable
James Wittenberg

In November of 2008, Judge Jamie Wittenberg was elected by the citizens of Berkley to the 44th District Court - Berkley Division.  He is the first new judge in Berkley in the last 18 years.

Judge Wittenberg is a proud second generation Berkley High School graduate.  While at Berkley, he participated in varsity football and varsity tennis.  He was also a youth basketball coach and member of the National Honor Society.

Jamie received his undergraduate degree in public affairs from Indiana University, and his law degree from Wayne State University.  While in law school he clerked for United States District Court Judge Bernard A. Friedman.

Prior to attending law school, Judge Wittenberg opened his own retail/wholesale bakery business and later worked as a district manager for Elaine's Bagels in Berkley.

Judge Wittenberg has spent his entire legal career working as a public servant.  After law school he worked as an Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor under Kym Worthy, and most recently at the Macomb County Prosecutor's Office under Eric Smith.  As a prosecutor, Jamie handled a number of high profile homicide cases.

When Judge Wittenberg officially took office on January 1, 2009, he became the youngest judge in Oakland County and the second youngest elected judge in the entire State of Michigan.

Judge Wittenberg is a resident of Berkley and a married father of four children.