DEARBORN– On Wednesday, March 21, it was officially announced that 19th District Chief Judge Richard Wygonik has appointed Dearborn criminal and family law attorney Adel A. Harb to serve as Magistrate for the court.
Harb, a 1990 graduate of the Thomas M. Cooley School of Law, is widely respected family law mediator, arbitrator, and court-appointed public defender.
As Magistrate for the Court, Harb will make arraignments in certain circumstances, issue warrants, set bail in criminal cases, hear civil infractions and small claims cases, perform marriage ceremonies and other required functions.
“The 19th District court has one of the busiest dockets in the state and Adel Harb’s experience and knowledge of the law will be a great asset to the Court and the people it serves,” Wygonik said.
“I’m pleased that Adel Harb has accepted this appointment and I look forward to working with him.”
Harb thanked Chief Judge Wygonik for the appointment and pledged to serve to the best of his ability.
“It’s an honor to be asked to serve. I pledge to provide the people of Dearborn with carefully reasoned rulings so that all who come before me believe that they’ve had the opportunity to be heard and were treated fairly,” Harb said.
Harb also told The Arab American News that he plans to run for a Wayne County Circuit Court Judge spot in November.