Judges

Judge Michael K. McNally was elected to the 33rd District Court bench in 1994, and assumed his duties in January, 1995. He was re-elected in 2000, 2006, and 2012. Judge McNally served as Chief Judge of the Court from 1998 – 2001, 2006 – 2009, and 2012 – 2013.

Judge McNally initiated the Sobriety Court program and serves as its Presiding Judge. Continue Reading…

 


Judge James K. Kersten has been a judge with the 33rd District court since his election in 1996. He was re-elected in 2002 and again in 2008. He served as Chief Judge for the 33rd District Court from 2000 until 2004, and was again named Chief Judge in January of 2010.

Prior to his election, he worked as an attorney in our community for 16 years representing local families and businesses. Continue Reading…

 


Judge Jennifer Coleman Hesson was elected to serve on the 33rd District Court bench in November, 2010, taking office on January 1, 2011. One year later, she was appointed Chief Judge Pro Tem and most recently received the appointment, from the Supreme Court, to serve as Chief Judge of the 33rd District Court, beginning January 1, 2014.

Before taking the bench, she was a courtroom attorney for nearly 15 years. Continue Reading…