Judge Maureen M. McGinnis is a graduate of the University of Colorado and Michigan State University-Detroit College of Law. Before taking the bench, she worked for the Law Offices of Donald E. McGinnis, Jr., P.C., specializing in family and criminal law. In 2014, she was elected judge in the 52-4 District Court in Troy.
In addition to her duties at the court, Judge McGinnis serves on the Oakland County Bar Association board of directors and also serves as a District I Commissioner on the State Bar of Michigan (SBM) Board of Commissioners. She previously served as chairwoman of the SBM Young Lawyers Section, one of the largest sections of the State Bar. Judge McGinnis was elected and served on the Troy City Council from 2009 to 2013, including a one-year term as Mayor Pro Tem.
Judge McGinnis has been recognized by her peers and colleagues, receiving the Oakland County Bar Association Distinguished Service award, nominated as a "Rising Star" by Michigan Super Lawyers and designated as one of 20 "Up and Coming Lawyers" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. She has worked with many charitable and service-related organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Family Legal Assistance Project and Oakland County Youth Assistance.
She resides in Troy with her husband and two children.
The information presented here was accurate as of January 1, 2017.