55th Judicial District Court

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HONORABLE THOMAS P. BOYD, CHIEF JUDGE


Judge Boyd was born and raised in Kalamazoo Michigan. He graduated from James Madison College at Michigan State University in 1985; and Wayne State University Law School in 1990.  After being admitted to the bar, he was engaged in the private practice of law, working with no-fault traffic crash issues and general litigation.  He was appointed Assistant Attorney General in 1995 by Attorney General Frank Kelley.  His responsibilities within the Department of Attorney General included criminal, civil, administrative and legislative law.

Judge Boyd was appointed to the bench by Governor Jennifer Granholm on June 29, 2005 to fill the vacancy created upon the a retirement of the Honorable Pamela McCabe.  Judge Boyd was elected in 2006 to serve the remainder of Judge McCabe's term.  He was relected in 2008 for a six year term.  His current term expires 12/31/14.   Judge Boyd was appointed chief judge of the 55th District Court by the Michigan Supreme Court effective January 1, 2008.

Judge Boyd created the Fast Track for Domestic Violence to protect women and child.  Judge Boyd has also remained active in our community serving on the boards of the Mason Area Community Fund (an advisory of the Capital Area United Way) and the Oak Park YMCA as well as volunteering for the Holt-Dimondale School Business Alliance and the Lansing Area Teen Court.