Judge Lisa L. Asadoorian was elected to the 52nd District Court, 3rd Division in November of 2000 and took office in January of 2001.
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.
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
Additionally, Judge Asadoorian hosts a mock trial program twice monthly where she invites local 4th and 5th
grade classes to the courthouse. Students conduct a trial, tour the
sheriffs department, and then observe actual court cases in her
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
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.