Judge Yokich was appointed to the Macomb County Probate bench by Governor Jennifer M. Granholm on July 1, 2003 and was elected to the Macomb County Circuit Court in 2004. She is a 1982 graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University and received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit School of Law in 1985. In 1986, Judge Yokich clerked for the Hon. George Clifton Edwards, Jr. in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Judge Yokich served as a Macomb County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, from 1986 to 1989, Macomb County Assistant Corporation Counsel from 1989 to 1990, and returned to the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney in 1997.
She has also served three terms in the Michigan House of Representatives representing the citizens of Eastpointe, St. Clair Shores, Lake Township and Harrison Township from 1991-1996. During her tenure in the Michigan House of Representatives, Judge Yokich served on the Appropriations Committee, Judiciary Committee, Public Health Committee, and the Conservation, Environment, and Great Lakes Committee.
Judge Yokich is a board member of the Michigan Air Guard Historical Association, a Michigan State Bar Foundation Fellow, and is active with the Michigan Judges Association. She is also a member of the Selfridge Base Community Council, Macomb County Bar Association, and serves as a board member for Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Judge Yokich served in the Michigan Air National Guard from 1995-2006.