How did Jamie L. Wittenberg die? Judge Cause of death explained

How did Jamie L. Wittenberg die? Judge Cause of death explained

Honorable Judge Jamie L. Wittenberg of the 44th District Court in Royal Oak passed away on Sunday at the age of 48. Let’s see more about Jamie L. Wittenberg and his cause of death in detail.

Jamie L. Wittenberg

In Michigan’s 45A District Court, James L. Wittenberg serves as chief judge. He was chosen to serve on the bench in January 2009 after being elected to the court in November 2008. He was named Chief Justice in 2009 by the Michigan Supreme Court. Wittenberg graduated from Wayne State University with a bachelor’s in public affairs and Indiana University with a law degree, respectively.

Wittenberg received a bachelor’s degree in public affairs from Indiana University and a J.D. degree from Wayne State University

On May 8, 2014, Jamie did 10th-grade mock interviews. He said that “As a proud Berkley grad, I am always impressed with the students @BerkleySchools”

Jamie’s Career

From 2005 to 2008, Wittenberg served as an assistant prosecutor for the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office before being elected to the bench. Additionally, he has prior experience working for the district attorney’s office in Wayne County.

The city of Berkley, located in Oakland County, is governed by Michigan’s 45A Judicial District Court. On November 4, 2014, he defeated Dale Schneider with 67.1 percent of the vote. As of January 2015, the 44th Judicial District Court, which has jurisdiction over the city of Royal Oak, will eventually include 45A Judicial District Court.

Awards and associations


  • Bronze Key Scholarship, Wayne State Law School
  • Leonard Gilman Scholarship (Criminal Law), Wayne State Law School


  • President, Oakland County District Judges Association
  • Member, State Bar of Michigan
  • Member, Oakland County Bar Association
  • Member, Berkley-Huntington Woods Youth Assistance
  • Member, Berkley Tri-Community Coalition
  • Member, Lions Club 

Jamie L. Wittenberg Cause of death

The Royal Oak Police Department offered condolences and announced Judge Wittenberg’s death on Facebook. His age at the time was 48. Judge Wittenberg was a well-known local and longtime resident of Berkley. According to the 44th District Court, he was a gift to everyone, and there are many things to say about a guy who deserves praise and a life worth celebrating.

The community is in grief, and we love and support the entire Wittenberg family, including his devoted wife Staci, his amazing children, and themselves. There will come a moment when Wittenberg is recognized and honored.


A memorial service will be held at the Dorfman Chapel-Main Chapel on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022, at 2:00 PM. The family will release Jamie Wittenberg’s complete obituary.

Location of Service:

The Dorfman Chapel- main chapel 

Date of Service: Tuesday November 22nd, 2022

Time of Service: 2:00 PM 

 Broadcast of Service:

A live broadcast of the service will be broadcasted on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022 at 2:00 PM. Please check back at that time.

Interment at: Clover Hill Park, 2425 E 14 Mile Rd, Birmingham, MI

Officiant: Rabbi Harold Loss and Rabbi Jennifer Kaluzny and Cantor Neil Michaels 

The family will be sitting through Wednesday evening at Temple Emanu-El, 14450 W. 10 Mile Rd. Oak Park MI 48237 Phone: (248) 967-4020.

Religious services will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM

Charitable contributions:

The Fetal Care Center at

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

PO Box 5202

Cincinnati, OH 45201

Phone: 513.636.4484 or A charity of one’s choice  

Family Members:

Judge Wittenberg was recently reelected for his third term to the 44th District Court serving Royal Oak and Berkley. His well-respected tenure on the bench began in 2008, after a distinguished career as a prosecutor serving both Wayne and Macomb Counties. Beloved husband of Staci Wittenberg. Cherished father of Arielle, Talia, Brooke, and Maya. Devoted son of Howard Wittenberg and Mollie Wittenberg. Dear brother of Jodie (Gary) Heicklen and Robert (Kimberly Palter) Wittenberg. Adoring the son-in-law of Stephen and Joan Redisch. Dearest brother-in-law of Michael (Heather) Redisch. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, other family members, and a world of devoted friends. 

Royal Oak Police Department Posted

It is with great sadness that we offer our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers of the Honorable Judge Jamie L. Wittenberg of the 44th District Court, who passed earlier this morning at the age of 48.

Jamie L. Wittenberg was a Berkley resident and a fixture in both of our communities. He will be sorely missed. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

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