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Brittany Dicken for Circuit Judge
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Why I want this position
I am passionate about the law and dedicated to public service. I am running for this
family court position on our circuit bench because of my vast and unmatched
experience in family law, compassion for people, and unwavering commitment to public service. I would be honored to be elected into this position so that I can continue
bringing innovations and making a positive impact in our courts. Specifically, my goals for the position are to expand programs to include more alternative dispute resolution options, utilize our community resources and non-profits to assist families during the divorce process, simplify the process for our self-represented litigants, and make the courts more accessible and easier to navigate for the general population. I believe in
treating people with the utmost respect and will be fair and impartial in my decisions. I am a non-partisan candidate and am passionate about following the law regardless of
personal beliefs or opinions. I have a deep understanding of how our current court system works and where we need improvement as I am the only candidate who has
worked for the County of Saginaw in a public service capacity. I promise to honor the law and the process and make sure that members of our community have reasonable
access to the courts and an opportunity to be heard.
Who's Supporting Us
Brittany Dicken Endorsements
- Judge James Borchard
- Judge Janet Boes
- Judge Patrick McGraw
- Judge Barbara Meter
- Judge Andre Borrello
- Retired Judge William Crane
- Judge Elian Fichtner
- Judge David Hoffman
- Judge Manvel Trice
- Retired Judge Fred L. Borchard
- Chief Judge Darnell Jackson
- Judge Randall Jurrens
- Judge Terry Clark
- Retired Judge Robert Kaczmarek
- Attorney Heather Gust
- Attorney Philip A. Sturtz
- Attorney Patricia Rehmann
- Attorney Kevin Kilby
- Attorney Kelly Ellsworth
- Attorney Millicent Shek
- Attorney John Gannon
- Attorney Libby Dill
- Attorney Carol Thomas
- Attorney Craig Dill
- Attorney Susan Whaley-Brady
- Attorney Colin Dill
- Attorney Bethany McGrandy
- Attorney Alexandria Brady
- Attorney H. Renee Brisbois
- Attorney Bill Brisbois
- Attorney Korina McClellan
- Attorney Jessica LeFevre Gentile
- Attorney Brian Jean
- Attorney Jim Thomas
- Attorney Daron Thomas
- Attorney Chris Picard
- Attorney Chris Swartz
- Attorney John Swartz
- Attorney Peter Ramah
- Attorney Kathleen McGraw
- Mike Goschka - Former Michigan State Senator & Representative
- Senator Ken Horn
- Saginaw County Sheriff-William Federspiel
- County Commissioner Tracey Slodowski
- County Commissioner Jack Tany
- County Commissioner Dennis Kraft
- County Commissioner Michael Webster
- State Representative Graham Filler
- Public Works Commissioner - Brian J. Wendling
- Register of Deeds- Katie Albosta Kelly
- Saginaw Township Supervisor Tim Braun
- Buena Vista Township Supervisor Dr. Christina Dillard
- Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM)
- Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
- Susan Prine- Former Saginaw County Friend of the Court
- Dick Garber: Owner - Garber Management Group
- Bob VanDeventer - Former President of the Saginaw Chamber of Commerce
- Jill Hogenson- Former Custody and Parenting Time Investigator
- Veronica Horn
- Eric Eggleston
Who is Brittany?
Brittany Dicken is a graduate of Central Michigan University and the Charlotte School of Law in North Carolina where she received her Juris Doctorate and graduated Magna Cum Laude and fourth in her class.
Brittany has been a resident of Saginaw Township for 13 years. She resides here with her husband, Chase, daughter, Charlotte, and their beloved dog, Rosie. Chase was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan and is a graduate of Valley Lutheran High School and Central Michigan University. He is currently a partner in the Garber Organization where he has worked for 13 years. Brittany and Chase are committed to the community and raising their family here.
Brittany’s commitment to Saginaw spreads well beyond her legal professions. Over the last 12 years, Brittany has volunteered and participated in numerous organizations including the Rotary Club, the Junior League, Families Against Narcotics, the Mustard Seed Shelter, the 100 Club, the Jaycees of Saginaw, East Side Soup Kitchen, Saginaw County Animal Shelter, and as an attorney advisor for Party on McCarty. Brittany is currently the Vice President of the Saginaw County Bar Association and is a member of the Women Lawyers Association of the Great Lakes Bay Region and Young Professionals Network.
In her free time, Brittany enjoys travelling and is involved in numerous adult athletic programs. Brittany spearheaded and organized an adult soccer league in Saginaw in conjunction with Saginaw Township and the Saginaw Township Soccer Association which launched in 2021 at the soccer complex.
Prior to law school, Brittany was a legal secretary for local attorney, Christ Anagnost, who inspired her to go to law school. During law school, Brittany was in the honors society, editor on the law review, and teacher’s assistant for legal writing. She interned at the District Attorney’s Office in Charlotte, NC working on the sexual assault and homicide team and clerked for the Honorable James T. Borchard in Saginaw following her first year of law school. Brittany came back to Saginaw following her second year of law school to do a clerkship for local Saginaw firm, Braun Kendrick and accepted an internship at the Saginaw County Prosecutors Office during her last semester of law school where she was a guest student at Wayne State University. Brittany graduated with pro bono high distinction for the many hours of free legal services she provided during law school.
Throughout the majority of her legal career, Brittany has dedicated herself to public service and was an employee of the County of Saginaw for nine years. Brittany worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Fred L. Borchard working on a wide variety of cases, including family law, for a year and a half before accepting a position as a staff attorney at the Friend of the Court in 2014 where she mediated, investigated and advised the court on thousands of family law cases involving minor children. Brittany was later appointed by then Chief Judge Mcgraw to the position of Circuit Court Referee, a quasi-judicial position, where she presided over family law cases in a courtroom setting, made decisions and issued orders on custody, parenting time, and child support. Brittany is the only candidate to have experience hearing and making decisions in these cases in the same manner as she would as a circuit judge. In November 2018, Brittany was appointed as the Director of the Friend of the Court. Brittany served as the Director for three years before accepting a position as an attorney at the law firm of Mcgraw Morris, P.C. doing civil litigation work.
Brittany has unmatched and extensive experience in family law and has made significant contributions to improving the family law services that are offered to Saginaw County residents during her almost eight years at the Friend of the Court. Most notably, Brittany implemented 24/7 access to child support cases through MiChildSupport, two-way communication through a chat function and Facebook messaging, opened phone lines to speak to a child support specialist anytime during normal business hours and brought investigations for custody and parenting time in house to reduce the cost of services to the public. Brittany addressed the community’s barriers to court compliance by eliminating automatic driver’s license suspensions, providing almost all services online so those with transportation issues can still be served, and introduced a bench warrant amnesty day to assist payers of support in becoming compliant with their child support orders while bringing overdue child support into the children’s homes. Brittany offered free monthly informational sessions at Butman-Fish Library for purposes of educating the public on family law and Friend of the Court Services. Brittany created a position at the Friend of the Court to answer custody and parenting time questions for Saginaw residents which previously could only be addressed in writing.
Brittany was chosen as one of five people in the nation to represent Saginaw County and present on her implementation of appointment scheduling and video chat appointments for purposes of continuing to provide services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic at the National Child Support Enforcement Association Conference in 2020. Brittany transformed the Friend of the Court office during the pandemic to perform work remotely to ensure that family court services were available to the public despite other court closures.
Brittany previously served as Regional Director for the Michigan Friend of the Court Association and on the legislative committee where she advocated for changes in family laws including the Michigan Shared Custody Act which addresses issues of inequity and unfairness.
Brittany is a certified domestic relations mediator and is admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan and United States Eastern District of Michigan.