52-4 District Court – Troy, Michigan

The 52-4 District Court, on Big Beaver Rd., serves the Cities of Troy and Clawson, Michigan. The court handles misdemeanors and portions of felony cases.

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The Troy District Court on W. Big Beaver in Troy, Michigan

The 52-4 District Court in Troy is located at 520 West Big Beaver Road. This court covers the east part of central Oakland County. All traffic, misdemeanors, and felony offenses in Troy and Clawson’s cities are handled there. This is a busy court. It has two judges and two magistrates. The judges in this court have a reputation for fairness and moderation. These judges can, and will, be tough when necessary. However, they are compassionate and thoughtful, as well. This is a pleasant court to work in because you know everyone is given a full and fair hearing.

The misdemeanor offenses that are heard in the 52-4 District Court range from drunk driving, OWI, DUI, retail fraud, certain traffic offenses such as driving on a suspended license and no valid operator’s license on person, assault and battery, domestic violence, disorderly person, weapons charges, and more. Felony offenses can range from certain drug offenses, drunk driving 3rd offense, identity theft, using a stolen credit card, felonious assault, and rape and murder. This court also has a Sobriety Court Program designed to help people with substance abuse problems. The judges in this court will also consider alternative programs such as the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act (HYTA) and 7411 (for drug offenses).

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The Judges of the 52-4 District Court:

Judge Kristen Nielsen Hartig

Graduate of Traverse City Senior High School and Michigan State University (James Madison Honors College). Judge Hartig was one of six students nationally to be selected to intern at the White House during President Ronald Reagan’s tenure. Judge Hartig received her law degree from the Washington College of Law at the American University and graduated in the top 5% of her law school class. Judge Hartig served as an Assistant Oakland County Prosecutor for six years prosecuting misdemeanors and felonies. Judge Hartig co-founded the Domestic Violence Assault Unit and specialized in prosecuting serious domestic physical and sexual abuse. After leaving the prosecutor’s office, Judge Hartig was in private practice for 14 years, specializing in criminal and traffic law. Judge Hartig was born in Clawson, Michigan, and is a longtime resident of Troy, Michigan, with her husband of over twenty years and two children.

Judge Maureen M. McGinnis

Graduate of Troy High School, the University of Colorado-Boulder (BA), and Michigan State University-Detroit College of Law (JD). While pursuing her degrees, she interned on a U.S. Senate campaign in Denver, with the Boulder District Attorney’s Office and the United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division, in Washington, D.C. Upon passing the Michigan Bar Exam, Judge McGinnis proudly joined her father at the Law Offices of Donald E. McGinnis, Jr., P.C., where she specialized in family and criminal law. In 2010, Judge McGinnis received the Oakland County Bar Association Distinguished Service Award. She has also been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Michigan Super Lawyers and one of twenty “Up and Coming Lawyers” in 2011 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Judge Maureen McGinnis currently resides in Troy with her husband and daughter.

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The attorneys at LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. regularly practice in the 52-4 District Court in Troy, Michigan.

The Troy defense attorneys with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. appear regularly before the judges in the 52-4 District Court. Our attorneys have a great working relationship with the court staff and judges that work in this court. They all respect the integrity, experience, and professionalism of the attorneys of LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. Our attorneys come prepared and ready to defend our clients, and the judges appreciate that preparation. It is understood that when one of our attorneys appears in a courtroom, they are there to win. LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C.’s attorneys have been successful in many jury trials, evidentiary hearings, and motions in the 52-4 District Court. If you face criminal charges, you need the best legal help available. LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. is that help. 

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History of the 52-4 District Court in Troy, Michigan

The 52-4 District Court in Troy, Michigan, was established in the 1960s and has jurisdiction over civil, criminal, and traffic cases in Troy and surrounding communities. The court has two judges who preside over trials, hear motions, and issue verdicts and sentences. The 52-4 District Court has been a vital part of the local judicial system for over 50 years and continues to serve the residents of Troy and its surrounding areas.

Troy is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. It was first settled in the early 19th century. The town was officially incorporated as a city in 1955. Throughout its history, Troy has transformed from a small agricultural community to a bustling suburban center.

In the mid-20th century, Troy experienced rapid growth as businesses and families moved from Detroit to the suburbs. The city attracted many corporate headquarters and upscale shopping centers, earning it a reputation as one of the most affluent suburbs in the Detroit metropolitan area. Today, Troy is home to a diverse population and is a significant economic and cultural hub in southeast Michigan.