33rd District Court Judges
Honorable James K. Kersten
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. He also served as a Wayne County Mediator and Arbitrator for ten years prior to being elected judge. He is a member of the Michigan Bar Association and Downriver Bar Association along with past president of the Wayne County District Judges' Association.