Judge Lisa L. Asadoorian was elected to the 52nd
District Court, 3rd
Division in November of 2000 and took office in January of 2001.
Judge Asadoorian is a graduate of Michigan State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice in 1986. In 1989, she graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law with a Juris Doctor Degree. Judge Asadoorian was appointed as Magistrate for the 52nd District Court, 2nd Division in 1995, and served five years until elected to the bench in 2000. During that time, Judge Asadoorian also maintained a private law practice in Rochester Hills. Additionally, Judge Asadoorian is a former Assistant Prosecutor and Senior Trial Attorney for the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office.
Upon taking the bench, Judge Asadoorian implemented her own requirement at sentencing for alcohol related offenses whereby defendants of all ages must tour the county morgue. The purpose is to educate persons about the true and ultimate consequences of underage and/or excessive drinking. This program has garnered widespread attention and support both locally and statewide.
Additionally, Judge Asadoorian hosts a mock trial program twice monthly where she invites local 4th
grade classes to the courthouse. Students conduct a trial, tour the sheriffs department, and then observe actual court cases in her courtroom.
A lifelong resident of the district, Judge Asadoorian is active in a number of community organizations, including: HAVEN, American Association of University Women, American Inn of Court, Oakland County Teen Court, Rochester Area Jaycees, Holiday Helpers of Rochester Hills, I Care, Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce, Lake Orion Chamber of Commerce, and the Oxford Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Judge Asadoorian serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce. Judge Asadoorian is also a frequent guest lecturer at many local schools and community events.
Judge Asadoorian is a member of the Michigan District Judges Association, the State Bar of Michigan, the Oakland County Bar Association, the Women Lawyers Association, the Rochester Bar Association, and the Armenian Bar Association.
Recently, Judge Asadoorian was named as the 2004 Outstanding Young Government Leader for the State of Michigan, and is also the 2004 recipient of the Oakland County Coordinating Council Against Domestic Violence Award.