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Office of County Executive
Mark A. Hackel

Employee Focus - Shelley LeMire

By: Sarah Cormier, Macomb County Executive Office

There are probably only a few people in Macomb County Circuit Court that can say they know almost every aspect of how the facility works. Shelley LeMire is one of those people.

An 18-year veteran of the court, LeMire, now a judicial secretary, has worked in many different capacities. When she first started working for the county, she worked in the Clerk’s Office file room. She then worked as a court clerk for Judge Mark Swiatalski for four years, followed up as judicial secretary for then-Judge David Viviano (now on the Michigan Supreme Court). These days, she finds herself working on the fifth floor of the law library. No day is typical for LeMire, who assists wherever she is needed. If one of the judge’s secretaries is absent, her first priority is to fill in. She also assigns files from the judges to the various research attorneys so they can perform case studies. On Wednesday, she is probate court clerk for Judge Carl Marlinga.

“I pretty much do whatever I need to,” said LeMire.

She said she really enjoys her job because she loves interacting with the judges and attorneys, who she called “good people and a lot of hard workers.”

“I love to interact with people and seeing the different court cases,” she said. “I like to come in and be happy and hopefully make someone smile.”

Jennifer Phillips, Macomb County Circuit Court administrator, said LeMire has proven time and again to be a great employee no matter what the situation.

“Shelley is a hard worker, outstanding employee and has an extremely positive attitude,” said Phillips. “She is a pleasure to work with and greatly improves morale wherever she is assigned.”

LeMire, who has lived in Washington Township her whole life, describes Macomb County as “a great place to live. People are friendly.” She added when she’s not working, she’s a homebody.

“I love to be with my family,” she said. “I have three beautiful children and almost every weekend we will have a family movie night.”