Truesdell retires

Magistrate A. Thomas Truesdell retired at the end of November, after serving the 14A District Court since 1986. Two celebrations were held, one at the 14A1 Jury Room, the other at Sticks in Ypsilanti's Depot Town.

Adding to his 28 years of service, Truesdell will continue to work on a part time basis with the court while enjoying his retirement.

Appointed as the first attorney magistrate in the 14A District Court by Judge Kenneth Bronson on Jan. 23, 1986, Truesdell presided in all divisions of the 14A District Court in Ypsilanti, Chelsea, Saline and Ann Arbor.

A member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Ypsilanti Bar Association, Truesdell received his BBA from Eastern Michigan University and his Juris Doctor degree from Detroit College of Law.

Prior to being appointed magistrate, he practiced law for 15 years specializing in commercial transactions and probate proceedings. He has also taught Business law as an adjunct professor at EMU and has been a guest speaker on Retirement and Probate issues for the Ford Motor Company.

He has served as treasurer of the Michigan Association of District Court Magistrates and as President, Vice-President and Board member for the last 15 years.

Awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Michigan Association of District Court Magistrates in September of 2002, he was also honored with the Gold Medallion Award from EMU for program of court services with the Division of Student Affairs.

Published: Mon, Dec 08, 2014

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