The 52nd District Court, Second Division employs three part-time Magistrates:

Thomas Raguso - appointed March 1998.  He is a graduate of Michigan State University and Wayne State University Law School. 

Elizabeth C. Chiappelli - appointed March 2005. She is a graduate of Wayne State University and University of Detroit Mercy Law School.

Daniel Schouman - appointed August 2013. He is a graduate of Xavier University and University of Detroit School of Law.

The Magistrates are responsible for:

  • Conducting arraignments
  • Small Claims hearings
  • Informal hearings
  • Setting bond
  • Performing marriages